get down to

get down to(
geht
 
daun
 
tu
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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. (general)
a. ponerse a
When are you going to get down to organizing the attic?¿Cuándo te vas a poner a organizar el desván?
b. ir a
After a few minutes of small talk, it was time for us to get down to business.Después de unos minutos de charla, llegó el momento de que fuéramos al grano.
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get down to
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. (general)
a. ponerse a
to g down to doing somethingponerse a hacer algo
to g down to workponer manos a la obra
to g down to the factsir (directamente) a los hechos
when you g down to it…en el fondo…
get down to
intransitive verb
to get down to doing sth ponerse a hacer algo
let's get down to business (start work) pongámonos manos a la obra; (get to the point) vayamos al grano
when you get down to it there's not much difference between them cuando lo miras bien, no se diferencian mucho
to get down to work ponerse a trabajar (en serio)
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