Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “get down to sth”

See all translations

get down to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually 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.
(Definition of get down to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get down to sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “get down to sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More