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Definitions of get:
- verb: receive as a retribution or punishment
- verb: purchase
Example: "What did you get at the toy store?"
- verb: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Example: "Get your results the next day"
- verb: acquire as a result of some effort or action
Example: "You cannot get water out of a stone"
- verb: reach by calculation
Example: "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
- verb: communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone
Example: "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
- verb: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
- verb: cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
- verb: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
- verb: overcome or destroy
- verb: evoke an emotional response
Example: "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
- verb: irritate
Example: "Her childish behavior really get to me"
- verb: reach and board
- verb: suffer from the receipt of
- verb: perceive by hearing
Example: "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
- verb: achieve a point or goal
- verb: receive a specified treatment (abstract)
- verb: grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of
Example: "Did you get it?"
- verb: make children
- verb: move into a desired direction of discourse
- verb: give certain properties to something
Example: "Get someone mad"
- verb: go or come after and bring or take back
Example: "Get me those books over there, please"
- verb: in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
- verb: apprehend and reproduce accurately
- verb: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
Example: "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
- verb: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Example: "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"
- verb: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
- verb: take vengeance on or get even
Example: "We'll get them!"
- verb: enter or assume a certain state or condition
Example: "It must be getting more serious"
- verb: attract and fix
- verb: of mental or physical states or experiences
Example: "Get an idea"
- verb: be a mystery or bewildering to
- verb: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
- verb: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
- verb: leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
- verb: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
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