get down
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get down(
gehd
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to lower)
a. bajar
I can't reach the flour. Would you get that down for me?No alcanzo la harina. ¿Me la bajarías?
2. (to lose weight)
a. bajar
My goal for this year is to get my weight down; I want to lose at least ten pounds.My objetivo para el año es bajar peso; al menos quiero perder diez libras.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to discourage)
a. deprimir
Every time my woman treats me bad, it really gets me down.Cada vez que mi mujer me trata mal, me deprime mucho.
b. bajonear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
You get me down with all your sad stories!¡Me bajoneas con todos esos cuentos tristes!
4. (to lower cost)
a. reducir
The governor is hoping that the new legislation will get the cost of heating oil down.El gobernador espera que la nueva ley reduzca el costo de gasoil para calefacción.
5. (to swallow)
a. tragarse
It was all I could do to get the dry, bland beef down without making a face.Era todo lo que podía hacer para tragarme aquella carne seca y sosa sin hacer muecas.
6. (write down)
a. poner por escrito
Unless you get that down on paper, I won't take your word for it.A menos que lo pongas por escrito, no te creo.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
7. (to go down)
a. bajarse
She shouted at her son to get down when she saw him on the roof.Le gritó a su hijo que se bajara cuando lo vio en el tejado.
b. bajar (from a horse, bus, or high place)
No sooner had I gotten down from the bus, when I realized I had left my wallet on the seat.En cuanto bajé del autobús me di cuenta de que había dejado la cartera en el asiento.
8. (to crouch)
a. agacharse
The photographer got down to take a close-up of the ant.El fotógrafo se agachó para tomar un primer plano de la hormiga.
9. (to stand up) (United Kingdom)
a. levantarse de la mesa
Whatever do you mean, you'd like to get down? You haven't even had any pudding!¿Cómo que te quieres levantar de la mesa? ¡Ni siquiera probaste el postre!
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to party)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. irse de parranda
You have to get down on Friday.Los viernes toca irse de parranda.
b. rumbear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Let's get down tonight!¡Vayamos a rumbear esta noche!
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get down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (reduce; weight)
a. bajar
2. (costs, temperature)
a. reducir
3. (depress)
a.
to g somebody downdesanimar or deprimir a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (descend)
a. bajarse
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get down
transitive verb
1 (take down) [+book, jug] bajar;from de; [+hanging object, light] descolgar;from de
can you get that jar down for me? ¿puedes bajarme esa jarra?
we had to get the light down to clean it
I want to get that picture down from the wall quiero quitar ese cuadro de la pared
2 (swallow) tragarse; tragar
3 (note down) escribir
I need to get my thoughts down on paper he was speaking too fast for me to get anything down
to get sth down in writing or on paper poner algo por escrito
4 (reduce) [+prices] bajar
I need to get my weight down a bit tengo que bajar de peso un poco
I need to get my weight down by at least 4 kg they can get prices down by cutting costs
5 (depress) deprimir
don't let it get you down no dejes que eso te deprima; this weather's getting me down este invierno me está deprimiendo
6 (annoy) molestar
what gets me down is the way they take him for granted lo que me molesta es que no sepan valorarlo
it gets me down the way he always criticizes
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (descend) bajar;from, off de
get down from there! ¡baja de ahí!
quick, get down!
2 (reduce) bajar
I've got down to 62 kilos he bajado a 62 kilos
3 (crouch) agacharse
quick, get down! they'll see you! ¡rápido, agáchate, te van a ver!; to get down on one's knees ponerse de rodillas
4 (leave table) levantarse de la mesa
may I get down? ¿puedo levantarme de la mesa?
5 (go) bajar
I'll try and get down this weekend intentaré bajar este fin de semana
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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