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meaning of "Come down with" #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:21 am   meaning of "Come down with"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #191 "Phrasal Verbs (C)", question 7

Rick ......... a terrible cold this week.

(a) came up with
(b) came about with
(c) came down with

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ESL/EFL Test #191 "Phrasal Verbs (C)", answer 7

Rick came down with a terrible cold this week.

Correct answer: (c) came down with
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meaning of "Come down with" #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:05 am   meaning of "Come down with"
 

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Come down with = contract (an illness)
Come up with = get an idea about; find
Come about= occur; change direction of a ship ('come about with' is not a good collocation)
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