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What does the phrase "come down with" mean?



 
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What does the phrase "come down with" mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 11, 2008 0:33 am   What does the phrase "come down with" mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #139 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'come'", question 4

If you have eaten a banana in the last 2-3 days and ......... a fever followed by a skin infection, you should seek urgent medical attention!

(a) come across
(b) come up with
(c) come down with
(d) come out with

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #139 "Phrasal idioms with the verb 'come'", answer 4

If you have eaten a banana in the last 2-3 days and come down with a fever followed by a skin infection, you should seek urgent medical attention!

Correct answer: (c) come down with

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If you have eaten a banana in the last 2-3 days and come out with a fever followed by a skin infection, you should seek urgent medical attention!
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What does the phrase "come down with" mean? #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:13 am   What does the phrase "come down with" mean?
 

To come down with something means to start showing symptoms of that health problem.
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