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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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