get down

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get down (third-person singular simple present gets down, present participle getting down, simple past and past participle got down)

  1. To bring or come down; descend.
    The kitten climbed the tree, but then couldn't get down again.
  2. To concentrate; attend.
    To get down to the matter at hand.
  3. To depress; discourage; fatigue.
    Nothing gets me down so much as a rainy day.
  4. To swallow.
    The pill was so large that he couldn't get it down.
  5. To relax and enjoy oneself completely; be uninhibited in one's enjoyment.
    Getting down with a bunch of old friends.
  6. (informal) To duck or take cover, usually to avoid harm. Commonly used as a caution or warning in the imperative.
    With bullets flying, all I could do was get down and pray.
  7. (informal) To dance with abandon.
  8. (Britain, informal, of a child) To leave the table after dining.
    Mummy, can I get down?
  9. (also take down) To record in writing.
    Quick, here's a pen, get this down will you, before I forget.