1. [ verb ] lower (one's body) as by kneeling

"Get down on your knees!"

Related terms: move
2. [ verb ] pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
Synonyms: swallow

"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
Similar spelling:   get_on