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verb (mainly adverb)
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get down

1

Descend; bring down; also, swallow. For example, He's getting down from the ladder, or Can you get the cat down from the tree? or I can't seem to get this pill down. [Late 1500s]

2

get down to. Give one's attention to, as in Let's get down to work, or It's time we got down to business. [Late 1800s] For the most important variants, see under get down to brass tacks.

3

get down on. See down on.

4

get someone down. Discourage or depress someone. For example, Don't let Mary's troubles get you down, or Day after day of rain really gets me down. [c. 1930]

5

Describe in writing, as in Can you get down all he's saying?

6

Lose one's inhibitions, enjoy oneself fully. For example, At our reunion we got down with all our old friends. Slang

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