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VERB (7)

1. lower (one's body) as by kneeling;
- Example: "Get down on your knees!"

2. move something or somebody to a lower position;
- Example: "take down the vase from the shelf"
[syn: lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down]

3. alight from (a horse);
[syn: unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down]

4. pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking;
- Example: "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
[syn: swallow, get down]

5. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;
- Example: "These news depressed her"
- Example: "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
[syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise]

6. put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.;
[syn: write down, set down, get down, put down]

7. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;
- Example: "We began working at dawn"
- Example: "Who will start?"
- Example: "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"
- Example: "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"
- Example: "He began early in the day"
- Example: "Let's get down to work now"
[syn: get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

get down v 1: lower (one's body) as by kneeling; "Get down on your knees!" 2: move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf" [syn: lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down] [ant: bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise] 3: alight from (a horse) [syn: unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down] 4: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!" [syn: swallow, get down] 5: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift] 6: put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc. [syn: write down, set down, get down, put down] 7: 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" [syn: get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence] [ant: end, terminate]