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English definition of “get down to sth”

get down to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten) us  
B2 to start to direct your efforts and attention towards something: I've got a lot of work to do, but I can't seem to get down to it. [+ -ing verb] I must get down to booking the hotels.Starting and beginningStarting again
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