get down

get down
1) PHRASAL VERB If something gets you down, it makes you unhappy.

[V n P] At times when my work gets me down, I like to fantasize about being a farmer.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you get down, you lower your body until you are sitting, kneeling, or lying on the ground.

[V P on n] She got down on her hands and knees on the floor...

[V P] `Get down!' she yelled. `Somebody's shooting!'

3) PHRASAL VERB If you get something down, especially something that someone has just said, you write it down.

[V n P] The idea has been going around in my head for quite a while and now I am getting it down on paper. [Also V P n (not pron)]

4) PHRASAL VERB If you get food or medicine down, you swallow it, especially with difficulty. [INFORMAL]

[V n P] I bit into a hefty slab of bread and cheese. When I had got it down I started talking. [Also V P n (not pron)]


English dictionary. 2008.

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