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

 

Hyponyms: recommence, strike out, fall, jump off, get to, auspicate, attack, break in, plunge, launch, come on, embark, enter, get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rolling, transcribe, notate, dash down, dash off, note, take down, bolt, chill, reef, depress, dip, incline

 

Grouped Verbs: begin

 

Derivational Morphology: beginning, start, commencement, first, outset, get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant, novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate, swallow, drink, deglutition, demoralization, demoralisation, discouragement, disheartenment, dismay, dejection, sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer, dismount, lower berth, lower, lowering, letting down

 

 
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