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get - Dictionary definition and meaning for word get

Definition
(noun) a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
Definition
(verb) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Synonyms : acquire
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) enter or assume a certain state or condition
Synonyms : become , go
Example Sentence
  • 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!

Definition
(verb) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
Synonyms : have , let
Example Sentence
  • He got his squad on the ball
  • This let me in for a big surprise
  • He got a girl into trouble

Definition
(verb) receive a specified treatment (abstract)
Synonyms : find , incur , obtain , receive
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
Synonyms : arrive , come
Example Sentence
  • She arrived home at 7 o'clock
  • She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight

Definition
(verb) go or come after and bring or take back
Synonyms : bring , convey , fetch
Example Sentence
  • Get me those books over there, please
  • Could you bring the wine?
  • The dog fetched the hat

Definition
(verb) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
Synonyms : experience , have , receive
Example Sentence
  • get an idea
  • experience vertigo
  • get nauseous
  • receive injuries
  • have a feeling

Definition
(verb) take vengeance on or get even
Synonyms : fix , pay back , pay off
Example Sentence
  • We'll get them!
  • That'll fix him good!
  • This time I got him

Definition
(verb) achieve a point or goal
Synonyms : have , make
Example Sentence
  • Nicklaus had a 70
  • The Brazilian team got 4 goals
  • She made 29 points that day

Definition
(verb) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Synonyms : cause , have , induce , make , stimulate
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
Synonyms : capture , catch
Example Sentence
  • We finally got the suspect
  • Did you catch the thief?

Definition
(verb) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
Synonyms : acquire , develop , grow , produce
Example Sentence
  • He grew a beard
  • The patient developed abdominal pains
  • I got funny spots all over my body
  • Well-developed breasts

Definition
(verb) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Synonyms : contract , take
Example Sentence
  • He got AIDS
  • She came down with pneumonia
  • She took a chill

Definition
(verb) communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone
Example Sentence
  • Bill called this number and he got Mary
  • The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake

Definition
(verb) give certain properties to something
Synonyms : make
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) move into a desired direction of discourse
Synonyms : aim , drive
Example Sentence
  • What are you driving at?

Definition
(verb) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
Synonyms : catch
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) attract and fix
Synonyms : arrest , catch
Example Sentence
  • His look caught her
  • She caught his eye
  • Catch the attention of the waiter

Definition
(verb) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
Synonyms : catch
Example Sentence
  • the rock caught her in the back of the head
  • The blow got him in the back
  • The punch caught him in the stomach

Definition
(verb) reach by calculation
Example Sentence
  • What do you get when you add up these numbers?

Definition
(verb) acquire as a result of some effort or action
Example Sentence
  • You cannot get water out of a stone
  • Where did she get these news?

Definition
(verb) purchase
Example Sentence
  • What did you get at the toy store?

Definition
(verb) perceive by hearing
Synonyms : catch
Example Sentence
  • I didn't catch your name
  • She didn't get his name when they met the first time

Definition
(verb) suffer from the receipt of
Synonyms : catch
Example Sentence
  • She will catch hell for this behavior!

Definition
(verb) receive as a retribution or punishment
Synonyms : receive
Example Sentence
  • He got 5 years in prison

Definition
(verb) leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
Synonyms : bugger off , buzz off , fuck off , scram
Example Sentence
  • Scram!

Definition
(verb) reach and board
Example Sentence
  • She got the bus just as it was leaving

Definition
(verb) irritate
Example Sentence
  • Her childish behavior really get to me
  • His lying really gets me

Definition
(verb) evoke an emotional response
Example Sentence
  • Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time

Definition
(verb) apprehend and reproduce accurately
Synonyms : catch
Example Sentence
  • She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings
  • She got the mood just right in her photographs

Definition
(verb) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
Synonyms : draw
Example Sentence
  • He drew a base on balls

Definition
(verb) overcome or destroy
Example Sentence
  • The ice storm got my hibiscus
  • the cat got the goldfish

Definition
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Definition
(verb) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Synonyms : have , suffer , sustain
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) make children
Example Sentence
  • Abraham begot Isaac
  • Men often father children but don't recognize them

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