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    get down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word get down

    Definition
    (verb) lower (one's body) as by kneeling
    Example Sentence
    • Get down on your knees!
    Definition
    (verb) move something or somebody to a lower position
    Synonyms : bring down , let down , lower , take down
    Example Sentence
    • take down the vase from the shelf
    Definition
    (verb) alight from (a horse)
    Synonyms : dismount , get off , light , unhorse
    Definition
    (verb) pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
    Synonyms : swallow
    Example Sentence
    • Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!
    Definition
    (verb) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    Example Sentence
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
    Definition
    (verb) put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    Synonyms : put down , set down , write down
    Definition
    (verb) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    Synonyms : begin , commence , get , set about , set out , start , start out
    Example Sentence
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
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