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English verb: get down

1. get down (motion) lower (one's body) as by kneeling


SamplesGet down on your knees!.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

2. get down (motion) move something or somebody to a lower position


SamplesTake down the vase from the shelf.


Synonymsbring down, let down, lower, take down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)depress, dip, incline, reef


Causecome down, descend, fall, go down


Antonymslift, elevate, raise, get up, bring up

3. get down (motion) alight from (a horse)


Synonymsdismount, get off, light, unhorse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Domain categoryhorseback riding, riding

4. get down (consumption) pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking


SamplesSwallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!.


Synonymsswallow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in


Narrower (hyponym)bolt

5. get down (emotion) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted


SamplesThese news depressed her.
The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to get down Sue


Synonymscast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discourage


Narrower (hyponym)chill


Antonymselate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up

6. get down (communication) put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.


Synonymsput down, set down, write down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)write


Narrower (hyponym)dash down, dash off, notate, note, take down, transcribe

7. get down (change) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action


SamplesWe began working at dawn.
Who will start?.
Get working as soon as the sun rises!.
The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia.
He began early in the day.
Let's get down to work now.


Synonymsbegin, commence, get, set about, set out, start, start out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Narrower (hyponym)attack, auspicate, bestir oneself, break in, come on, embark, enter, fall, get cracking, get going, get moving, get rolling, get started, get to, get weaving, jump off, launch, plunge, recommence, strike out


Verb groupbegin


Antonymsterminate, end









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