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get down

verb

Definition of get down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to manage to swallow

  3. 2 :  to cause to be physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted :  depress <the weather was getting her down>

  4. 3 :  to commit to writing :  describe

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to alight especially from a vehicle :  descend

  7. 2 :  to give one's attention or consideration —used with to <get down to business>

  8. 3 a :  to perform music or dance effectively and infectiously b :  to have a good time partying



Examples of get down in a sentence

  1. <I was getting down from the seaplane when a gust of wind swept away my hat.>

  2. <it's really getting him down that there does not seem to be one woman who will date him>



1647

First Known Use of get down

1647



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