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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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