Definitions of get

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. attract and fix; " His look caught her"; " She caught his eye"; " Catch the attention of the waiter"
  4. 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!"
  5. make children; " Abraham begot Isaac"; " Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; " He got AIDS"; " She came down with pneumonia"; " She took a chill"
  10. move into a desired direction of discourse; " What are you driving at?"
  11. 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"
  12. 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"
  13. take vengeance on or get even; " We'll get them!"; " That'll fix him good!"; " This time I got him"
  14. 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"
  15. 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"
  16. 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"
  17. receive as a retribution or punishment; " He got 5 years in prison"
  18. 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"
  19. 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"
  20. reach by calculation; " What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
  21. 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"
  22. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; " We finally got the suspect"; " Did you catch the thief?"
  23. 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"
  24. overcome or destroy; " The ice storm got my hibiscus"; " the cat got the goldfish"
  25. in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; " He drew a base on balls"
  26. apprehend and reproduce accurately; " She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; " She got the mood just right in her photographs"
  27. evoke an emotional response; " Brahms's ` Requiem' gets me every time"
  28. irritate; " Her childish behavior really get to me"; " His lying really gets me"
  29. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; " She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; " She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
  30. reach and board; " She got the bus just as it was leaving"
  31. suffer from the receipt of; " She will catch hell for this behavior!"
  32. purchase; " What did you get at the toy store?"
  33. achieve a point or goal; " Nicklaus had a 70"; " The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; " She made 29 points that day"
  34. acquire as a result of some effort or action; " You cannot get water out of a stone"; " Where did she get these news?"
  35. Jet, the mineral.
  36. Fashion; manner; custom.
  37. Artifice; contrivance.
  38. 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.
  39. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
  40. To beget; to procreate; to generate.
  41. 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.
  42. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
  43. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
  44. Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
  45. To learn.
  46. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; - with a following participle.
  47. To betake; to remove; - in a reflexive use.
  48. 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.
  49. To obtain; procure; win; gain; acquire; receive; deserve; realize; learn; prevail upon.
  50. To arrive at; become; find time, opportunity, etc.; depart quickly; procreate.
  51. Got, gotten.
  52. Getting.
  53. To obtain: to beget offspring: to learn: to persuade: ( B.) to betake, to carry.
  54. 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.
  55. Got or getten.
  56. Got or getton.
  57. Got.
  58. To arrive; move; become.
  59. To obtain; learn; win; beget.
  60. To gain; procure; acquire; receive; obtain.
  61. To beget; bring about; cause to be.
  62. To prevail on; persuade.
  63. To acquire wealth.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. To procure; to obtain; to attain; to realise; to bring into a certain condition; to become; to beget.
  67. A contraction for beget.

Usage examples for get

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