go below

go below

To move below the main deck of a ship. Brr, I'm going below—it's too cold to be up here this morning.
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go below

to go beneath the main deck of a ship. (Nautical.) I will have to go below and fiddle with the engine. The captain went below to escape the worst of the storm.
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"Why doesn't he go below?" he asked himself impatiently.
Immediately I was put in command, and the first thing I did was to go below with Olson and inspect the craft thoroughly for hidden boches and damaged machinery.
We hoisted the Union Jack and remained on deck, asking Bradley to go below and assign to each member of the crew his duty, placing one Englishman with a pistol beside each German.
A second shell passed over us, and then I gave the command to change our direction, at the same time directing Bradley to go below and give the order to submerge.
"And now you may go below, and, when again you find it necessary to address me, you will please be so good as to bear in mind the fact that I am your commanding officer, and as such entitled to a salute."
A small, dark blot of cloud, slowly forming on the horizon, carried the threat of a rain-squall, and it was this they were discussing when Captain Dettmar, coming from aft and about to go below, glanced at them with sudden suspicion.
I dared not go below, I dared not leave the helm, so here all night I stayed, and in the dimness of the night I saw it, Him!
"Ladies, go below and get some of your things together.
( The half of them dance to the tambourine; some go below; some sleep or lie among the coils of rigging.
John Bunsby had requested his passengers to go below; but this imprisonment in so narrow a space, with little air, and the boat bouncing in the gale, was far from pleasant.
Don Ellenberger, head of multi-sector strategies at Federal Investors in Pittsburgh, was quoted in the report as saying that once we go below 50, it tells you manufacturing is starting to contract.
Foreign exchange: SBP reserves drop 1.85%, go below $8b mark
The JI chief said that if the agreement was implemented, eight million more people would go below the poverty line within a few years.
Summary: Fasting hours to go below 15 hours for the first time in four years.