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English definition of “get sth down”

get sth down

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten) us  
to write something, especially something that someone has said: I didn't manage to get down that last bit she said, about the meeting.Writing and typing
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