get down

get down
verb
1. lower (one's body) as by kneeling (Freq. 3)
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Get down on your knees!

Hypernyms: ↑move
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s PP

2. move something or somebody to a lower position (Freq. 1)
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take down the vase from the shelf

Syn: ↑lower, ↑take down, ↑let down, ↑bring down
Ant: ↑raise (for: ↑lower)
Derivationally related forms: ↑lower (for: ↑lower), ↑lowering (for: ↑lower)
Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace
Hyponyms: ↑reef, ↑depress, ↑dip, ↑incline
Cause: ↑descend, ↑fall, ↑go down, ↑come down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

3. alight from (a horse) (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑unhorse, ↑dismount, ↑light, ↑get off
Derivationally related forms: ↑dismount (for: ↑dismount)
Topics: ↑riding, ↑horseback riding
Hypernyms: ↑descend, ↑fall, ↑go down, ↑come down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

4. pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking (Freq. 1)
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Swallow the raw fish—it won't kill you!

Syn: ↑swallow
Derivationally related forms: ↑swallow (for: ↑swallow)
Hypernyms: ↑consume, ↑ingest, ↑take in, ↑take, ↑have
Hyponyms: ↑bolt
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

5. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
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These news depressed her

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The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

Syn:
Ant: ↑elate (for: ↑depress)
Derivationally related forms: ↑demoralisation (for: ↑demoralise), ↑demoralization (for: ↑demoralize), ↑dismay (for: ↑dismay), ↑dejection (for: ↑deject), ↑depressant (for: ↑depress)
Hypernyms: ↑discourage
Hyponyms: ↑chill
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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The performance is likely to get down Sue

6. put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
Syn: ↑write down, ↑set down, ↑put down
Hypernyms: ↑write
Hyponyms: ↑transcribe, ↑notate, ↑dash down, ↑dash off, ↑note, ↑take down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

7. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
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We began working at dawn

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Who will start?

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Get working as soon as the sun rises!

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The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia

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He began early in the day

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Let's get down to work now

Syn:
begin, ↑get, ↑start out, ↑start, ↑set about, ↑set out, ↑commence
Ant: ↑end (for: ↑begin)
Derivationally related forms: ↑commencement (for: ↑commence), ↑start (for: ↑start), ↑starter (for: ↑start), ↑beginner (for: ↑begin), ↑beginning (for: ↑begin)
Hyponyms:
Verb Group: ↑begin
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s to INFINITIVE

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Somebody ——s VERB-ing

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informal enjoy oneself by being uninhibited, esp. with friends in a social setting

get down and party!

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get down [phrasal verb]
1 get (someone) down : to cause (someone) to become sad or depressed

The weather was really getting her down.

Talking about politics always gets me down.

2 get (something) down or get down (something)
2 a : to swallow (something) : to eat or drink (something)

You'll feel better once you get this medicine down.

2 b : to write (something) down

If you have a good idea, you should get it down (in writing) so that you won't forget it.

3 informal : to play music or dance with skill and enthusiasm

She likes to get down on the dance floor.

4 get down to (something)
4 a : to start to do (something) : to begin to give your attention or effort to (something)

It's time to stop delaying and get down to work.

4 b : to talk about or describe (something) in a very simple and accurate way

When you get right down to it, this movie is just not very good.

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Main Entry:get

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ˌget ˈdown derived
(of children) (BrE) to leave the table after a meal
Main entry:getderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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