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present tense
I/you/we/theyget down
he/she/itgets down
present participlegetting down
past tensegot down
past participlegot down
  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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  3. 3
    [transitive] to manage to swallow food or drink
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  4. 4
    to lower your head and body quickly in order to avoid being hit by something

    Incoming fire! Get down!

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