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get down

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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget down
he/she/itgets down
present participlegetting down
past tensegot down
past participlegotten down
  1. 1
    [transitive] to write something somewhere

    Let me get your address down.

    Someone managed to get down the license plate number of the car.

  2. 2
    [transitive] get someone down informal to make someone feel sad or lose hope

    Doing the same thing every day can get you down.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to start feeling sad or losing hope

      She gets down at times, but mostly she copes very well.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to manage to swallow food or a drink

    Even though you are sick, you should try to get down a little food.

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