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come down with (something)

To become ill. "With" is typically followed by the particular illness. I didn't do much this weekend because I came down with a cold. Our goalie came down with the flu and missed the game.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

come down with something

to become or to be sick with some illness. Susan came down with a bad cold and had to cancel her trip. I didn't go to work because I came down with the flu.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come down with

Become ill with, as in The whole family came down with the flu. [Late 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come down with

To become sick with (an illness): came down with the flu.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels,all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm.
The music comes down with sweet L's like children's lips,
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Milne poem, Christopher Robin comes down with wheezles and sneezles, and everyone wonders "if wheezles could turn into measles, if sneezles would turn into mumps." Now researchers say measles may turn into Crohn's disease, a painful intestinal disorder that strikes young adults.