What is the meaning of get down?


  • Lower (one's body) as by kneeling.
    • usage: "Get down on your knees"
  • Move something or somebody to a lower position.
    • usage: "take down the vase from the shelf"
  • Alight from (a horse.
  • Pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking.
    • usage: "Swallow the raw fish-it won't kill you"
  • Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted.
    • usage: "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
  • Put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc..
  • Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action.
    • usage: "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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