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get down (3)

Meaning: to manage to swallow something that isn't easy to swallow

For example:

  • get sth down The food was so awful that he had trouble getting anything down.

  • get sth down The cat didn't want to swallow the pill, but we eventually got it down.

Quick Quiz:

I needed to eat, but I couldn't get anything down because
  1. I didn't have any money
  2. my throat was too sore and swollen
  3. all the shops were closed

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