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English definition of “get sth down (sb)”

get sth down (sb)

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten) us  
to succeed in swallowing something although it is difficult: Her throat was so swollen that she couldn't get the tablets down.informal humorous Your dinner is on the table and you've got ten minutes to get it down (you).
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