Definition of get down in English:

get down

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phrasal verb

  • 1get someone downDepress or demoralize someone.

    ‘rainy days always get me down’
    • ‘‘It's upsetting and it really gets me down,’ she said.’
    • ‘It got me down though I don't think I'm of a depressive disposition.’
    • ‘Living in a loft is getting us down; we are both really depressed by it.’
    • ‘He never lets anything get him down but this has really upset him.’
    • ‘It was terribly lonely and it really got me down after a bit.’
    • ‘His wife later told police: ‘Things came one after another and it got him down.’’
    • ‘Is all of this spring's rainy, gloomy weather getting you down?’
    • ‘If working from nine to five is getting you down and you feel the need to inject a little excitement into your life, then this could be just the job for you.’
    • ‘If the stresses of running a family farm operation are getting you down, help is available.’
    • ‘When the world you're living in is getting you down, escape into another world with a good book.’
    depress, make sad, sadden, make unhappy, cast down, make gloomy, make despondent, dispirit
  • 2get something down, get down somethingWrite something down.

    ‘it's so obvious, but I wanted to get it down on paper’
    • ‘We're not really writing songs but just getting ideas down as fast as we can before we forget them.’
    • ‘He continued to write but getting the words down on to the page became increasingly difficult.’
    • ‘When you write for an audience, you get your thoughts down on paper, seek feedback and revise extensively.’
    • ‘We will help you get your ideas down onto paper with our powerful research function.’
    • ‘I never know what to write and even if I can get something down, a few months down the line I look back and think why did I write that?’
    • ‘Oh, I wasn't writing anything special, just getting my thoughts down on paper…’
    • ‘It was the urgency of getting something down, I'm sure, that made him write these as prose.’
    • ‘I thought being a writer meant you had to sit down everyday and write, confront the blank page or screen and get something down.’
    • ‘No, you don't have to recopy it or write slowly so that it's perfectly legible just get it down, okay?’
    • ‘A / N: Well I just have this story bugging my mind so I have to get it down on ‘paper’ or into writing now before I forget my ideas.’
  • 3get something down, get down somethingSwallow food or drink, especially with difficulty.

    ‘I began to regain my appetite and managed to get some food down’
    • ‘It took me a little longer to get these drinks down, but I managed just fine.’
    • ‘I have been trying to catch up on sleep and get some food down me and spend time with my mum.’
    • ‘He was sick and the vet had recommended baby food to help him get some medicine down.’
    • ‘But the children only ever want convenience food so they can get it down and get out to play as quickly as they can.’
    • ‘Maybe on pure habit of swallowing, but he got the water down.’
    • ‘He made a coughing, sputtering sound and seemed to have had trouble swallowing, but got it down nonetheless.’
    • ‘Finally getting the food down, I stared at Andy.’
    • ‘I think he was trying to say no, but he couldn't talk because he was trying to get his food down.’
    • ‘I know if I eat more calories, I'll put on more mass, but I just can't seem to get the food down.’
    • ‘I was terrified but I didn't dare say I hadn't eaten them before and with some difficulty got them down.’
    drink, swallow, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, slurp, attack, down, drink down, drink up, force down, get down, finish off, polish off, drain, empty, imbibe, have, take, partake of, ingest, consume, sup, sip, lap
  • 4North American informal Dance energetically.

    • ‘her boyfriend appears out of nowhere and starts to get down on the dance floor’
  • 5British informal Leave the table after a meal.

    • ‘Can I get down please?’