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Definition and examples of "get"

a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

  • get

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

  • get
  • acquire

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!

  • become
  • go
  • get

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

  • get
  • let
  • have

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

  • receive
  • get
  • find
  • obtain
  • incur

reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

  • She arrived home at 7 o'clock
  • She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight

  • arrive
  • get
  • come

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

  • bring
  • get
  • convey
  • fetch

go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

  • get an idea
  • experience vertigo
  • get nauseous
  • receive injuries
  • have a feeling

  • experience
  • receive
  • have
  • get

take vengeance on or get even

  • We'll get them!
  • That'll fix him good!
  • This time I got him

  • pay_back
  • pay_off
  • get
  • fix

achieve a point or goal

  • Nicklaus had a 70
  • The Brazilian team got 4 goals
  • She made 29 points that day

  • have
  • get
  • make

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

  • induce
  • stimulate
  • cause
  • have
  • get
  • make

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

  • We finally got the suspect
  • Did you catch the thief?

  • get
  • catch
  • capture

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

  • grow
  • develop
  • produce
  • get
  • acquire

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

  • He got AIDS
  • She came down with pneumonia
  • She took a chill

  • contract
  • take
  • get

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

  • get

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

  • make
  • get

move into a desired direction of discourse

  • What are you driving at?

  • drive
  • get
  • aim

grasp with the mind or develop an understanding 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

  • catch
  • get

attract and fix

  • His look caught her
  • She caught his eye
  • Catch the attention of the waiter

  • catch
  • arrest
  • get

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

  • get
  • catch

reach by calculation

  • What do you get when you add up these numbers?

  • get

acquire as a result of some effort or action

  • You cannot get water out of a stone
  • Where did she get these news?

  • get

purchase

  • What did you get at the toy store?

  • get

perceive by hearing

  • I didn't catch your name
  • She didn't get his name when they met the first time

  • catch
  • get

suffer from the receipt of

  • She will catch hell for this behavior!

  • catch
  • get

receive as a retribution or punishment

  • He got 5 years in prison

  • get
  • receive

leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

  • Scram!

  • scram
  • buzz_off
  • fuck_off
  • get
  • bugger_off

reach and board

  • She got the bus just as it was leaving

  • get

irritate

  • Her childish behavior really get to me
  • His lying really gets me

  • get
  • get_under_one's_skin

evoke an emotional response

  • Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time

  • get

apprehend and reproduce accurately

  • She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings
  • She got the mood just right in her photographs

  • catch
  • get

earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

  • He drew a base on balls

  • draw
  • get

overcome or destroy

  • The ice storm got my hibiscus
  • the cat got the goldfish

  • get

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

  • perplex
  • vex
  • stick
  • get
  • puzzle
  • mystify
  • baffle
  • beat
  • pose
  • bewilder
  • flummox
  • stupefy
  • nonplus
  • gravel
  • amaze
  • dumbfound

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

  • get_down
  • begin
  • get
  • start_out
  • start
  • set_about
  • set_out
  • commence

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

  • suffer
  • sustain
  • have
  • get

make children

  • Abraham begot Isaac
  • Men often father children but don't recognize them

  • beget
  • get
  • engender
  • father
  • mother
  • sire
  • generate
  • bring_forth