get down
verb Date: 1647 transitive verb 1. to manage to swallow 2. to cause to be physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted ; depress <
the weather was getting her down
3. to commit to writing ; describe intransitive verb 1. to alight especially from a vehicle ; descend 2. to give one's attention or consideration — used with to <
get down to business
3. a. to perform music or dance effectively and infectiously b. to have a good time partying

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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