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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.
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  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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  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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