|1.||[ verb ] lower (one's body) as by kneeling|
"Get down on your knees!"
|2.||[ verb ] pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking|
"Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
|Related terms:||consume bolt swallow|
|3.||[ verb ] get off (a horse)|
|Synonyms:||dismount get_off light unhorse|
|Related terms:||descend riding|
|4.||[ verb ] move something or somebody to a lower position|
|Synonyms:||lower let_down bring_down take_down|
"take down the vase from the shelf"
|Related terms:||raise move tend depress dip incline reef descend|
|5.||[ verb ] lower someone's spirits; make downhearted|
|Synonyms:||depress cast_down dismay dispirit demoralize demoralise deject|
"These news depressed her" "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
|Related terms:||elate discourage chill dejection demoralization sedative|
|6.||[ verb ] take the first step or steps in carrying out an action|
|Synonyms:||begin start set_out commence start_out set_about get|
: "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"
|Related terms:||end get_cracking launch plunge get_to break_in embark attack jump_off auspicate come_on recommence strike_out fall begin beginning newcomer novice|
|7.||[ verb ] (writing) put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.|
|Synonyms:||write_down set_down put_down|
|Related terms:||write note transcribe notate dash_down|