get down (3)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. I didn't have any money

b. my throat was too sore and swollen

c. all the shops were closed

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Contributor: Matt Errey