(third-person singular simple present gets down, present participle getting down, simple past and past participle got down)
- To bring or come down; descend.
- The kitten climbed the tree, but then couldn't get down again.
- To concentrate; attend.
- To get down to the matter at hand.
- To depress; discourage; fatigue.
- Nothing gets me down so much as a rainy day.
- To swallow.
- The pill was so large that he couldn't get it down.
- To relax and enjoy oneself completely; be uninhibited in one's enjoyment.
- Getting down with a bunch of old friends.
- (informal) To duck or take cover, usually to avoid harm. Commonly used as a caution or warning in the imperative.
- With bullets flying, all I could do was get down and pray.
- (informal) To dance with abandon.
- (UK, informal, of a child) To leave the table after dining.
- Mummy, can I get down?