- 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.4) PHRASAL VERB If you get food or medicine down, you swallow it, especially with difficulty. [INFORMAL]
English dictionary. 2008.