get down


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

3a : to perform music or dance effectively and infectiously

b : to have a good time partying

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Examples of get down in a Sentence

I was getting down from the seaplane when a gust of wind swept away my hat. it's really getting him down that there does not seem to be one woman who will date him

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Akinfeev gets down to his left and stops Mateo Kovacic’s roller! Rory Smith, New York Times, "Russia Finally Falls, Leaving a Trail of Admirers and Doubters," 8 July 2018 In true messy Jersey Shore fashion, Mike only gets down on one knee after his heartfelt plea and actual proposal are already finished., "Here's Exactly How The Situation Proposed To His Girlfriend On Jersey Shore," 22 June 2018 The suspect was told to get down and he was detained without shots being fired. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Boy, 4, who apparently shot himself, in serious condition," 11 July 2018 Fans were able to witness Chance get down on one knee in a video posted by The Shade Room. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, "Chance the Rapper Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Kirsten Corley," 5 July 2018 Morocco turned things up with 10 minutes left in regulation, however, as the Iranian stopper would be forced to get down and palm away a stinging shot from Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech from outside of the box., "Morocco 0-1 Iran: Team Melli Escape With Late Win Through Unfortunate Own Goal," 15 June 2018 His speed is his best tool, an easy plus that allows him to get down the line in a hurry from both sides of the plate and be a base-stealing threat. Jeff Sanders,, "Padres sign Xavier Edwards, Pick No. 38, for $2.6 million," 13 June 2018 Get inspired to get down with some small but sweet cocktails featuring ingredients like pomegranate molasses, and cool down between sets with a boozy slushy. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "Seattle beyond the Space Needle: Pick an itinerary and explore this summer," 14 May 2018 In the photos, Nick is seen getting down on one knee and slipping the ring onto Sarah's finger. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "A Couple With Down Syndrome Finally Got Engaged After a Lifelong Friendship," 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of get down

1647, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of get down was in 1647

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