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phrasal verb [transitive] American informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theyget down on
he/she/itgets down on
present participlegetting down on
past tensegot down on
past participlegotten down on
  1. get down on someone/something to keep criticizing someone or something

    She's always getting down on the kids.

    He gets down on himself a lot.

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