go below

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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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.
Besides, Charlie Sloane promptly became so seasick that he had to go below, and Anne and Gilbert were left alone on deck.
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.
There was nothing for it but go below with shovels and try to right her, and there we were in that vast hold, gloomy like a cavern, the tallow dips stuck and flickering on the beams, the gale howling above, the ship tossing about like mad on her side; there we all were, Jermyn, the captain, everyone, hardly able to keep our feet, engaged on that gravedigger's work, and try- ing to toss shovelfuls of wet sand up to windward.
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.
When the decks are cleared for action we go below and wait meekly.
Would come on deck at night sometimes, take some sail off her, God only knows why or wherefore, then go below, shut himself up in his cabin, and play on the violin for hours--till day- break perhaps.
Temperatures are not predicted to go below minus one but we think it is best to have a look.
I was also told I could open up an ISA with a minimum of pounds 100 and this could not go below pounds 100.
With demand for public works faltering, I have a feeling that the situation will continue and that this will not be the only time for the leading index to go below 50%," the official said.
Why go below Cincinnati when you have such a great market?
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