get down

verb
got down; got down or gotten down; getting down; gets 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
Recent Examples on the Web The Panthers needed just three plays from there, with running back Reggie Corbin rushing twice to get down to the 4 before former Stanford back Cameron Scarlett ran into the end zone untouched. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2022 Once those things are resolved, the Browns can focus on football and get down to the business of trying to get to the Super Bowl. cleveland, 3 Apr. 2022 Low temperatures should be able to get down into the upper 30s to mid-40s. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2022 My next goal is to get down to 75 kgs (165 pounds). Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 3 Feb. 2022 But the show feels serious and thoughtful throughout, as if dire times require us to forgo old strategies of confrontation and performative anger and get down to the hard work of understanding the world. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 Grab a hoe or get down on your hands and knees to pull weeds out by the root. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Apr. 2022 Which means it’s time to tear off a chunk of sourdough and get down to business. Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour, 23 Mar. 2022 Plastic Polaroids and Instax cameras are plentiful and can get down to impulse-purchase pricing—the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, for example, costs $70. PCMAG, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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Dictionary Entries Near get down

get/catch some sun

get down

get down and dirty

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Last Updated

18 May 2022

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“Get down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20down. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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