get down

Definitions

  • It Takes Nine Baths to Get Down To American Epidermis 304
    It Takes Nine Baths to Get Down To American Epidermis 304
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get down 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"
    • v get down put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    • v get down pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
    • v get down lower someone's spirits; make downhearted "These news depressed her","The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
    • v get down alight from (a horse)
    • v get down move something or somebody to a lower position "take down the vase from the shelf"
    • v get down lower (one's body) as by kneeling "Get down on your knees!"
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Quotations

  • Rene Russo
    Rene Russo
    “There are times when you just get down, you feel like nobody likes you. We're in high school forever. It's just what we do with it.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    Vince%20Lombardi
    “It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    “The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper -- whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.”
  • Woody Allen
    Woody%20Allen
    “The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep..”
  • Edmund Rouse
    Edmund Rouse
    “Would you kick an opponent when he was down? Yes, if I thought he might get up.”

Idioms

If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
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Usage

In literature:

He was after you and he meant, before he fell down, to get some or all of you.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Let's get down to the shore, and go in.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
Come to get down to cases, I found I liked Bonnie Bell a lot more than I ever'd realized I did.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
It's getting late, and I want to get down to the saloons.
"A Girl of the Klondike" by Victoria Cross
He really did not want to get down and go home.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Could she get down without a ray of light?
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
I want to get the road ready for him to get down there.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
When we get down here you will see how this stream runs from a little ice-cave.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
Now let's get down to business, sir!
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
He succeeded in getting a pole in this manner, which answered very well; and then he and Jeremiah went down to the river.
"Forests of Maine" by Jacob S. Abbott
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In poetry:

"Sometimes it sounds for turning wheels,--
A circus coming into town,--
And then the tune gets in my heels
And shakes them up and down.
"July" by Nancy Byrd Turner
He was so Ospitably busy,
When Miss was late, he'd make so bold
Upstairs to call out, "Missy, Missy,
Come down, the coffy's getting cold!"
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
It is easy to sit in your carriage,
And counsel the man on foot,
But get down and walk, and you'll change your talk,
As you feel the peg in your boot.
"Preaching Vs. Practice" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Down the stream the swans all glide;
It's quite the cheapest way to ride.
Their legs get wet,
Their tummies wetter:
I think after all
The bus is better
"Down The Stream The Swans All Glide" by Spike Milligan
I see you pass and sit down by the window.
You smile at someone; you get up unheard.
You speak. Of what? Perhaps you speak of me?
No good! I cannot hear a single word!
""With glass a thousand miles thick..."" by Konstantin Simonov
Second Sailor. And I had thought to make
A good round Sum upon this cruise, and turn—
For I am getting on in life—to something
That has less ups and downs than robbery.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

JOEL HAMMOND New Monsters boss ready to get down to business.
Wilson & Izzy Get Down & Dirty with Murphy's Thirty.
Get down to graduation.
OurWeekly > features > let's- get-down -business.
Ready to get down to business with area's economic growth.
Athletes get down and dirty in obstacle mud runs.
Jenna & Amy Get Down And Dirty – HomeBrew Hunnies.
Jenna and Amy wanted to get down and dirty at Mike's Lube Shop so we let them.
So let us get down to the poll.
Man gets 40 to life for gunning down wife garcia, hoffer, jose, wife, adriana, abused, down, head, life, order.
Need more reasons to get down and dirty.
Israelis are gearing up to get down at Madonna's show as the pop diva landed in the holy land ahead of her world tour which kicks off here next week.
Don Rodetsky (from left), Donna Ponton, Cecilia Currence, Susan Foster, Ruth DeMary and Paul Hunt smile for a picture before getting down to lunch at the Marion County Senior Center in Fairmont.
As always, let us get down to the bare facts - your questions.
We talk about the hot weather then get down to business and Todd reviews new DVDs such as Jesus Henry Christ, Plan Neat, The Hunter, Mac & Devin Go to High School, & God Bless America.
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In science:

As the jet approaches more and more the forward direction its profile gets thicker and more asymmetric and a large fraction disappears down the beam hole.
Small x Phenomenology: Summary and status 2002
At positive values of P1 , ϕ−n must get a vev, so the gauge group is Higgsed down to Zn .
Closed String Tachyon Condensation: An Overview
Hence the numbers in the figure need to be scaled down by roughly a factor of two to get the signal cross-section.
Summary of the Activities of the Working Group I on High Energy and Collider Physics
If we add excitations carrying momentum P up the component strings, but not down, then the state get a net momentum charge P which equals the energy added.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
Non-extremal holes: We have seen in (2) above that we get non-extremal states if we have excitations running both up and down the string.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
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