(verb) commence, start, start out, set about, set out, get, begin
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
We began working at dawn; Who will start?; Get working as soon as the sun rises!; The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia; He began early in the day; Let's get down to work now
(verb) put down, set down, write down
put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!
(verb) cast down, dismay, dispirit, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress
lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
These news depressed her; The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
(verb) get off, unhorse, light, dismount
alight from (a horse)
(verb) bring down, let down, lower, take down
move something or somebody to a lower position
take down the vase from the shelf