get down

verb
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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

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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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