Definition of Get in English :
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Meaning of Get in English
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Pronounce Get in Englishsee synonyms of get
a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
2. acquire, get
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Example Sentences:'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'
enter or assume a certain state or condition
Example Sentences:'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!'
cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
Example Sentences:'He got his squad on the ball''This let me in for a big surprise''He got a girl into trouble'
receive a specified treatment (abstract)
Example Sentences:'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'
reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
Example Sentences:'She arrived home at 7 o'clock''She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight'
go or come after and bring or take back
Example Sentences:'Get me those books over there, please''Could you bring the wine?''The dog fetched the hat'
go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
Example Sentences:'get an idea''experience vertigo''get nauseous''receive injuries''have a feeling'
take vengeance on or get even
Example Sentences:'We'll get them!''That'll fix him good!''This time I got him'
achieve a point or goal
Example Sentences:'Nicklaus had a 70''The Brazilian team got 4 goals''She made 29 points that day'
cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Example Sentences:'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'
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
Example Sentences:'We finally got the suspect''Did you catch the thief?'
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
Example Sentences:'He grew a beard''The patient developed abdominal pains''I got funny spots all over my body''Well-developed breasts'
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Example Sentences:'He got AIDS''She came down with pneumonia''She took a chill'
communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone
Example Sentences:'Bill called this number and he got Mary''The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake'
16. get, make
give certain properties to something
Example Sentences:'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'
move into a desired direction of discourse
Example Sentences:'What are you driving at?'
18. catch, get
grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
Example Sentences:'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'
attract and fix
Example Sentences:'His look caught her''She caught his eye''Catch the attention of the waiter'
20. catch, get
reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
Example Sentences:'the rock caught her in the back of the head''The blow got him in the back''The punch caught him in the stomach'
reach by calculation
Example Sentences:'What do you get when you add up these numbers?'
acquire as a result of some effort or action
Example Sentences:'You cannot get water out of a stone''Where did she get these news?'
Example Sentences:'What did you get at the toy store?'
24. catch, get
perceive by hearing
Example Sentences:'I didn't catch your name''She didn't get his name when they met the first time'
25. catch, get
suffer from the receipt of
Example Sentences:'She will catch hell for this behavior!'
26. get, receive
receive as a retribution or punishment
Example Sentences:'He got 5 years in prison'
leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
reach and board
Example Sentences:'She got the bus just as it was leaving'
29. get, get under one's skin
Example Sentences:'Her childish behavior really get to me''His lying really gets me'
evoke an emotional response
Example Sentences:'Brahms's Requiem' gets me every time'
31. catch, get
apprehend and reproduce accurately
Example Sentences:'She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings''She got the mood just right in her photographs'
32. draw, get
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
Example Sentences:'He drew a base on balls'
overcome or destroy
Example Sentences:'The ice storm got my hibiscus''the cat got the goldfish'
be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentences:'This beats me!''Got me--I don't know the answer!''a vexing problem''This question really stuck me'
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Example Sentences:'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'
undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Example Sentences:'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'
Example Sentences:'Abraham begot Isaac''Men often father children but don't recognize them'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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