Student or Learner
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.