get down

Primary Meanings of get down

1.
v
lower (one's body) as by kneeling
2.
v
pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
3.
v
lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
4.
v
put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
5.
v
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Full Definitions of get down
1

v lower (one's body) as by kneeling

Get down on your knees!”
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v move something or somebody to a lower position

Synonyms:
bring down, let down, lower, take down
Antonyms:
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position
Types:
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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
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v alight from (a horse)

Synonyms:
dismount, get off, light, unhorse
Type of:
come down, descend, fall, go down
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
2

v pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking

Synonyms:
swallow
Types:
bolt
swallow hastily
Type of:
consume, have, ingest, take, take in
serve oneself to, or consume regularly
3

v lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

Synonyms:
cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit
Antonyms:
elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
Types:
chill
depress or discourage
Type of:
discourage
deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
4

v put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

Synonyms:
put down, set down, write down
Types:
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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
Type of:
write
communicate or express by writing
5

v 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
Antonyms:
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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