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Definitions of get

  1.   take vengeance on or get even; " We'll get them!"; " That'll fix him good!"; " This time I got him"
  2.   reach by calculation; " What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
  3.   perceive by hearing; " I didn't catch your name"; " She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
  4.   purchase; " What did you get at the toy store?"
  5.   To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; - with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
  6.   A contraction for beget.
  7.   To obtain; procure; win; gain; acquire; receive; deserve; realize; learn; prevail upon.
  8.   To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
  9.   cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; " The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; " My children finally got me to buy a computer"; " My wife made me buy a new sofa"
  10.   reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; " She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; " She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
  11.   receive a specified treatment ( abstract); " These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; " His movie received a good review"; " I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
  12.   undergo ( as of injuries and illnesses); " She suffered a fracture in the accident"; " He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; " She got a bruise on her leg"; " He got his arm broken in the scuffle"
  13.   reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; " the rock caught her in the back of the head"; " The blow got him in the back"; " The punch caught him in the stomach"
  14.   acquire as a result of some effort or action; " You cannot get water out of a stone"; " Where did she get these news?"
  15.   Got or getten.
  16.   To beget; bring about; cause to be.
  17.   give certain properties to something; " get someone mad"; " She made us look silly"; " He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; " Don't make this into a big deal"; " This invention will make you a millionaire"; " Make yourself clear"
  18.   To arrive at any place or state; to become. To get away or away from, to quit; to disengage one's self from. To get among, to arrive in the midst of. To get before, to arrive in front. To get behind, to fall in the rear. To get back, to return. To get clear, to disengage one's self; to he released. To get down, to descend. To get home, to arrive at one's dwelling. To get in or into, to pass in. To get loose or free, to disengage one's self. To get off, to escape; to alight. To get out, to escape. To get along, to proceed; to advance. To get rid of, to disengage one's self from; to remove. To get together, to assemble. To get up, to rise from a bed or seat; to ascend. To get through, to pass through and reach a point beyond anything; to finish. To get quit of, to get rid of; to disengage one's self from. To get forward, to proceed; to advance; to advance in wealth. To get near, to approach within a small distance. To get ahead, to advance; to prosper. To get on, to proceed; to prosper. To get a mile, or other distance, to pass over it in travelling. To get at, to reach. To get asleep, to fall asleep. To get drunk, to become intoxicated. To get between, to arrive between. To get to, to reach.
  19.   Jet, the mineral.
  20.   To beget; to procreate; to generate.
  21.   get to or be allowed to do something; " May I go to the movies tonight?"; " Can I have some ice cream?"; " We got to play video games all day long"
  22.   To arrive at; become; find time, opportunity, etc.; depart quickly; procreate.
  23.   Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
  24.   To procure; to obtain; to attain; to realise; to bring into a certain condition; to become; to beget.
  25.   To prevail on; persuade.
  26.   leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; " Scram!"
  27.   receive as a retribution or punishment; " He got 5 years in prison"
  28.   be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; " He got AIDS"; " She came down with pneumonia"; " She took a chill"
  29.   Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
  30.   enter or assume a certain state or condition; " He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; " It must be getting more serious"; " her face went red with anger"; " She went into ecstasy"; " Get going!"
  31.   cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; " He got his squad on the ball"; " This let me in for a big surprise"; " He got a girl into trouble"
  32.   To acquire wealth.
  33.   To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
  34.   To obtain: to beget offspring: to learn: to persuade: ( B.) to betake, to carry.
  35.   evoke an emotional response; " Brahms's ` Requiem' gets me every time"
  36.   come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; " She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; " They acquired a new pet"; " Get your results the next day"; " Get permission to take a few days off from work"
  37.   in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; " He drew a base on balls"
  38.   To gain possession of; to have; to beget, as offspring; to learn; to prevail on; to procure to be; to betake; to go. To get off, to put off; to pull off, as a coat; to remove, as a stranded vessel; to dispose of. To get on, to put on; to draw or pull on. To get in, to collect and bring under cover. To get out, to draw forth; to draw out; to disengage. To get the day, to gain the victory. To get together, to collect or amass. To get over, to surmount; to recover from. To get above, to surmount. To get up, to bring forward.
  39.   suffer from the receipt of; " She will catch hell for this behavior!"
  40.   overcome or destroy; " The ice storm got my hibiscus"; " the cat got the goldfish"
  41.   To learn.
  42.   Artifice; contrivance.
  43.   grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of; " did you catch that allusion?"; " We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; " don't catch your meaning"; " did you get it?"; " She didn't get the joke"; " I just don't get him"
  44.   apprehend and reproduce accurately; " She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; " She got the mood just right in her photographs"
  45.   To arrive; move; become.
  46.   Got.
  47.   succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; " We finally got the suspect"; " Did you catch the thief?"
  48.   To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; - with a following participle.
  49.   Got, gotten.
  50.   To betake; to remove; - in a reflexive use.
  51.   achieve a point or goal; " Nicklaus had a 70"; " The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; " She made 29 points that day"
  52.   Fashion; manner; custom.
  53.   irritate; " Her childish behavior really get to me"; " His lying really gets me"
  54.   make children; " Abraham begot Isaac"; " Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  55.   grasp with the mind; " did you catch that allusion?"; " We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; " don't catch your meaning"; " did you get it?"; " She didn't get the joke"
  56.   go or come after and bring or take back; " Get me those books over there, please"; " Could you bring the wine?"; " The dog fetched the hat"
  57.   of mental or physical states or experiences; " get an idea"; " experience vertigo"; " get nauseous"; " undergo a strange sensation"; " The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; " The fluid undergoes shear"; " receive injuries"; " have a feeling"
  58.   Got or getton.
  59.   To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
  60.   be a mystery or bewildering to; " This beats me!"; " Got me-- I don't know the answer!"; " a vexing problem"; " This question really stuck me"
  61.   To gain; procure; acquire; receive; obtain.
  62.   reach and board; " She got the bus just as it was leaving"
  63.   To arrive or put one's self in any place, state, or condition: to become:- pr. p. getting; pa. t. got; pa. p. got, ( obs.) gotten. GET AT, to reach: GET OFF, to escape: GET ON, to proceed, advance: GET OVER, to surmount: GET THROUGH, to finish: GET UP, to arise, to ascend.
  64.   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"
  65.   Getting.
  66.   To obtain; learn; win; beget.
  67.   come to have or undergo a change of ( physical features and attributes); " He grew a beard"; " The patient developed abdominal pains"; " I got funny spots all over my body"; " Well- developed breasts"
  68.   communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone; " Bill called this number and he got Mary"; " The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
  69.   To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
  70.   move into a desired direction of discourse; " What are you driving at?"
  71.   attract and fix; " His look caught her"; " She caught his eye"; " Catch the attention of the waiter"

Quotes of get

  1. It is not to benefit CBS, not to benefit its reporters. On this one, the entire basis of it is this is a way to get more information, more important information to the public. And that's why so many states recognize this. – Floyd Abrams
  2. States get to improve transportation infrastructure; that creates economic development, puts people back to work and, most important, enhances safety and improves local communities. – Corrine Brown
  3. You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. – Al Capone
  4. In America, politicians do whatever to get re -elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re -elected. – Kevin Costner
  5. The world went by, and we didn't get caught up in all the other things, because we didn't have time. We had no spare time. It was always thinking about training and focusing on what we wanted, our goals. – Peggy Fleming
  6. You stick a credit card in a machine, and you pay $3 or whatever it is to get cash- your own money. – Bill Janklow
  7. In all honesty my cake was baking when I met Al- I had made up in my mind already to get physically healthy. He refreshingly was on his own journey so it was almost as if we walked together. – Star Jones
  8. Even with the quality of players that we have, they're an extremely hard side to break down and once they get on top of you, you find it difficult to stem the flow of attacks. – Frank Lampard
  9. Our show was- it remained- you know, kids could watch it and laugh at it. And they wouldn't know- they wouldn't get the jokes. But they would laugh at it. So they tell me now they have grown up and they're watching it. Now they get the jokes. But we didn't say anything blatant. – Rue McClanahan
  10. Determine to become one of the best. Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if you get to be one of the "best" in your chosen field, whatever it is. – Donald G. Mitchell
  11. There's a line of dancers waiting to get into Sydney Dance Company. – Graeme Murphy
  12. Look, you're here to see me, and I can't go on until my dealer is here, and he's waiting to be paid, so give me some money so I can fix up, and then you'll get your show. – Iggy Pop
  13. I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it. – Margaret Thatcher
  14. I think somehow you need to get to a certain point in your life where the notion of failure is absurd. – Jeff Tweedy
  15. In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres and put them back in the hands of the local authorities. – Timothy West

Usage examples for get

  1. But how shall we get it?" ” – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  2. How can I get at him? ” – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  3. Still, I'm thinking- how am I to get on? ” – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  4. Where did I get it? ” – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  5. “ I know- you told me; but how then can I get that? ” – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  6. “ " Don't get me wrong. ” – The Leech by Phillips Barbee
  7. Joe did not like it at all, but there was nothing to do but get out. ” – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  8. Will you get out of it? ” – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  9. “ I didn't think you could get them all in here. ” – Frank, the Young Naturalist by Harry Castlemon
  10. What was he to get – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  11. Get a good one? ” – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  12. Did you get them all?" ” – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  13. Now get him out of here! ” – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  14. But how shall I get there? ” – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  15. Now he can get well. ” – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown
  16. “ " Get up, I say," said Santerre. ” – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  17. Let us go in, for I would get to what I would do. ” – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  18. How did he get that? ” – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  19. What can I get you? ” – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  20. “ " I get it," he said. ” – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage

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