Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb get_down

7 senses of get down

Sense 1
get down -- (lower (one's body) as by kneeling; "Get down on your knees!")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down -- (move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down -- (alight from (a horse))
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 4
swallow, get down -- (pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 5
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise -- (lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her")
       => discourage -- (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Sense 6
write down, set down, get down, put down -- (put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.)
       => write -- (communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week")

Sense 7
get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We 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")

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