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    #1

    climb down = get down

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    I canít imagine how they will climb down that cliff.
    I canít imagine how they will get down that cliff.

    You must to get down (off) the ladder immediately!

    He got down from the unruly horse.

    get down = descend, move something or somebody to a lower position, alight from (a horse), dismount

    Please, may I get down? (Please, may I leave the table?)

    You have to get down all books from that shelf.

    get down = take down

    You have get down every word she says.

    get down = record

    They got down to their work again.

    You have get down to peeling potatoes!

    I shall get down to this problem.

    Let's get down to business.

    When you get down to it there's not much difference between the two terms.

    Joe wasted a lot of time before he got down to work.

    get down to = give one's attention to; take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; to get started on, being on

    This continual wet weather is getting me down.

    Don't let Mary's troubles get you down.

    Don't let it get you down!

    get down = depress; lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; discourage

    Try to get the medicine down.

    get down = swallow

    At our reunion we got down with all our old friends.

    get down = enjoy oneself fully

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: climb down = get down

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    I canít imagine how they will climb down that cliff. Ok
    I canít imagine how they will get down that cliff. Ok

    You must to get down (off) the ladder immediately!

    He got down from the unruly horse.

    get down = descend, move something or somebody to a lower position, alight from (a horse), dismount

    Please, may I get down? (Please, may I leave the table?)

    You have to get down all books from that shelf.

    get down = take down ==to write something that someone is saying:

    You have to get down every word she says.

    get down = record

    They got down to their work again.Ok

    You have get down to peeling potatoes!Ok

    I shall get down to this problem. Ok

    Let's get down to business. Ok

    When you get down to it there's not much difference between the two terms. Ok

    Joe wasted a lot of time before he got down to work. Ok

    get down to = give one's attention to; take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; to get started on, being on=to start doing something that is difficult or needs a lot of time or energy or attention
    I always find it hard to get down to reading in a bad light
    This continual wet weather is getting me down. Ok

    Don't let Mary's troubles get you down. Ok

    Don't let it get you down! Ok

    get down = depress; lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; discourage=to make someone feel unhappy and tired:

    Try to get the medicine down.

    get down = swallow=to eat or drink something, or persuade someone else to eat or drink something:
    I'd feel better once I'd got some food down.
    She's not hungry, so I can't get anything down her.
    At our reunion we got down with all our old friends.

    get down = enjoy oneself fully

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are fine

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