get down

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 toget 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 Fine gets off his horse, pulls out a ring box and proceeds to get down on one knee. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "We Hear Wedding Bells! Cassie and Alex Fine Are Officially Engaged," 27 Aug. 2019 At the height of the pass, where a tattered Argentine flag fluttered above the border post, Nestor got down to shake hands with the officials. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "From Buenos Aires to the Chilean Coast: A Road Trip Across South America," 22 Aug. 2019 The mainstage concert covered four corners of Caribbean music with Christopher Martin’s Lovers Rock, the Dancehall of Shenseea, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons getting down for their Soca crowns and Capleton captivating the crowd with Culture. Dasun Imanuel, Essence, "Grace Jerk Festival Brings Fete, Fine Fare and Flair to its Annual Family Affair," 4 Sep. 2019 The homeowner and officer have a tense exchange, with the officer demanding Oyeneyin get down on his knees and turn around with his hands behind his back. Holly Yan And Tina Burnside, CNN, "A black homeowner was handcuffed and detained in his boxers after his burglar alarm went off," 27 Aug. 2019 The Classic 575 also has a four-sided jar to assure all your ingredients get down to the blender, which is essential for smoothies, soups, and more. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 27 Aug. 2019 Michels said temperatures got down to 34 degrees in Stambaugh, 35 degrees in Ironwood and 37 degrees in Bergland. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Wintry temperatures, frost hit Michigan's Upper Peninsula," 23 Aug. 2019 Other acts including Justin Jay and his Fantastic Voyage, Mija and Medasin were seen hanging out and getting down amongst the crowds all weekend long. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Meow Wolf's Taos Vortex Festival Brought Community to the Forefront," 20 Aug. 2019 The first was a wonderful save from Williams' powerful long shot, before ter Stegen got down quickly to push away his shot from inside the box., "Athletic Club 1-0 Barcelona: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Late Goal Sends Barça Bottom of La Liga," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of get down

1647, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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27 Oct 2019

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The first known use of get down was in 1647

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