Definition of 下る

くだるkudaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to descend; to go down; to come down
  • to be handed down (of an order, judgment, etc.)
  • to pass (of time)
  • to surrender; to capitulate
  • to be less than; to be inferior to - often in neg. form
  • to have the runs; to have diarrhea - also written as 瀉る 腹が下る
  • to pass (in stool); to be discharged from the body
  • to depreciate oneself; to be humble - archaism

Example Sentences

The post office is down the street.
Darkness is falling.
A poor rice harvest will get us into real trouble.
They drifted down the river.
He was given ten years and his wife three.

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