get down

verb

Definition of get down

transitive verb
1 :to manage to swallow
2 :to cause to be physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted :depress
  • the weather was getting her down
3 :to commit to writing :describe
intransitive verb
1 :to alight especially from a vehicle :descend
2 :to give one's attention or consideration used with to
  • get down to business
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

First Known Use of get down

1647

get down Synonyms

Synonyms
descend, disembark, dismount, alight, light
Antonyms
embark
Related Words
deplane, detrain
Near Antonyms
board, climb (aboard), get in, mount; enplane (also emplane), entrain


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