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Difference between Get someone down and Take someone down

get someone down

1. (also: bring someone to the ground) cause a person to come down or fall:

  • You get the biggest man down, and I’ll fight the other two.

2. make a person feel depressed:

  • I spend most of my working time indoors, but even so this wet weather is getting me down.

take someone down

1. (also: take someone down a peg ) make smb. feel less important; humiliate a person:

  • He seems to experience satisfaction in what he calls taking me down.

2. write down smb.’s words:

  • I enlisted a poet for company, and a stenographer to “take him down.”

See also: bring someone down / bring someone down a peg.