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Definition 1: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action - [verb of change]

Samples where get down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We began working at dawn
  • Who will start?
  • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
  • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
  • He began early in the day
  • Let's get down to work now

Synonyms for get down in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get down ) begin again

"we recommenced his reading after a short nap"

(... is a kind of get down ) start to be active

"Get cracking, please!"

(... is a kind of get down ) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

"she embarked upon a new career"

(... is a kind of get down ) occur or become available

"water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"

(... is a kind of get down ) begin with vigor

"He launched into a long diatribe" "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

(... is a kind of get down ) start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role

(... is a kind of get down ) set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task

"I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"

(... is a kind of get down ) commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

"They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"

(... is a kind of get down ) arrive at the point of

"She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long"

(... is a kind of get down ) set off quickly, usually with success

"The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class"

(... is a kind of get down ) begin vigorously

"The prisoners fell to work right away"

(... is a kind of get down ) set out on a course of action

"He struck out on his own"

(get down has a similar meaning as ...) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

"She began Russian at an early age" "We started French in fourth grade"

Definition 2: put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for get down in the sense of this definition

(get down is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

(... is a kind of get down ) write out from speech, notes, etc.

"Transcribe the oral history of this tribe"

(... is a kind of get down ) put into notation, as of music or choreography

"Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized"

(... is a kind of get down ) write down hastily

"She dashed off a letter to her lawyer"

(... is a kind of get down ) make a written note of

"she noted everything the teacher said that morning"

Definition 3: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking - [verb of consumption]

Samples where get down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!

Synonyms for get down in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get down ) swallow hastily

Definition 4: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted - [verb of emotion]

Samples where get down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These news depressed her
  • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

Synonyms for get down in the sense of this definition

(get down is a kind of ...) deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

(... is a kind of get down ) depress or discourage

"The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"

Definition 5: move something or somebody to a lower position - [verb of motion]

Samples where get down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take down the vase from the shelf

Synonyms for get down in the sense of this definition

(get down is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of get down ) lower and bring partially inboard

"reef the sailboat's mast"

(... is a kind of get down ) lower (prices or markets)

"The glut of oil depressed gas prices"

(... is a kind of get down ) lower briefly

"She dipped her knee"

(... is a kind of get down ) lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

"She inclined her head to the student"

(get down causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 6: alight from (a horse) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for get down in the sense of this definition

(get down is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(get down belongs to category ...) travel by being carried on horseback

Definition 7: lower (one's body) as by kneeling - [verb of motion]

Samples where get down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get down on your knees!

(get down is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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