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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 participlegot down
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  1. 1
    [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 from time to time, but mostly she copes very well.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to write something somewhere
    I’ll just get your address down.
    Someone managed to get down the registration number of the car.
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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