HyperDic: get_down

English > 7 senses of the expression get down:
VERBmotionget downlower (one's body) as by kneeling
motionget down, lower, take down, let down, bring downmove something or somebody to a lower position
motionget down, unhorse, dismount, light, get offalight from (a horse)
consumptionget down, swallowpass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
emotionget down, depress, deject, cast down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoraliselower someone's spirits
communicationget down, write down, set down, put downput down in writing
changeget down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commencetake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
English > get down: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaninglower (one's body) as by kneeling.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Get down on your knees!"
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
English > get down: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove something or somebody to a lower position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymslower, take down, let down, bring down
Cause todescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Narrowerdepresslower (prices or markets)
diplower briefly
inclinelower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow
reeflower and bring partially inboard
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositeraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanisharriar, bajarse, bajar
Catalanabaixar-se, abaixar, arriar, baixar, calar
English > get down: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningAlight from (a horse) .
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsunhorse, dismount, light, get off
Categoryriding, horseback ridingTravel by being carried on horseback
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Spanishagacharse, apearse, bajarse, descabalgar, desmontar, liviano
Catalandesmuntar
English > get down: 7 senses > verb 4, consumption
Meaningpass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswallow
Entailed byeattake in solid food
gulp, quaff, swigTo swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
Narrowerboltswallow hastily
Spanishchascar, deglutir, ingurgitar, tragarse, tragar
Catalanempassar-se, empassar, engolir
English > get down: 7 senses > verb 5, emotion
Meaninglower someone's spirits; make downhearted.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to get down Sue
Synonymsdepress, deject, cast down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise
Narrowerchilldepress or discourage
Broaderdiscouragedeprive of courage or hope
Oppositeelate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicateFill with high spirits
Spanishabatir, deprimir, desalentar, desanimar, desmoralizar, espantar
Catalanabatre, deprimir, desanimar, descoratjar, desmoralitzar
English > get down: 7 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningput down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymswrite down, set down, put down
Entailed bycomplete, fill out, fill in, make outWrite all the required information onto a form
Narrowerdash down, dash offwrite down hastily
notateput into notation, as of music or choreography
note, take downmake a written note of
transcribewrite out from speech, notes, etc.
BroaderwriteCommunicate or express by writing
Spanishanotar, apuntar, asentar, registrar
English > get down: 7 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Example "Let's get down to work now"
Synonymsbegin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
Narrowerattackset to work upon
auspicatecommence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
break instart in a certain activity, enterprise / enterprise, or role
come onOccur or become available
embark, enterSet out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
fallBegin vigorously
get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rollingstart to be active
get toarrive at the point of
jump offset off quickly, usually with success
plunge, launchBegin with vigor
recommenceBegin again
strike outSet out on a course of action
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginBegin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar, principiar

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