get down

Definitions of get down
  1. verb
    lower (one's body) as by kneeling
    Get down on your knees!”
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    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  2. verb
    move something or somebody to a lower position
    synonyms: bring down, let down, lower, take down
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    Antonyms:
    bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
    raise from a lower to a higher position
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    reef
    lower and bring partially inboard
    depress
    lower (prices or markets)
    dip
    lower briefly
    incline
    lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  3. verb
    alight from (a horse)
    synonyms: dismount, get off, light, unhorse
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    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  4. verb
    pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
    synonyms: swallow
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    bolt
    swallow hastily
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    consume, have, ingest, take, take in
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  5. verb
    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    synonyms: cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit
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    elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
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    chill
    depress or discourage
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    discourage
    deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  6. verb
    put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    synonyms: put down, set down, write down
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    transcribe
    write out from speech, notes, etc.
    notate
    put into notation, as of music or choreography
    dash down, dash off
    write down hastily
    note, take down
    make a written note of
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    write
    communicate or express by writing
  7. verb
    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    synonyms: begin, commence, get, set about, set out, start, start out
    begin
    begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
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    end, terminate
    bring to an end or halt
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    recommence
    begin again
    strike out
    set out on a course of action
    fall
    begin vigorously
    jump off
    set off quickly, usually with success
    get to
    arrive at the point of
    auspicate
    commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    attack
    set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task
    break in
    start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role
    launch, plunge
    begin with vigor
    come on
    occur or become available
    embark, enter
    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    bestir oneself, get cracking, get going, get moving, get rolling, get started, get weaving
    start to be active
    take up
    pursue or resume
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