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gĕt
To influence or persuade (a person) to do something.

Get him to leave.

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(informal) To catch the meaning or import of; understand.
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To come, go, or arrive.

To get to work on time.

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(chiefly british slang) A foolish or contemptible person.
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To set up communication with, as by radio or telephone.

To get Paris.

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To take (oneself) away.
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To be sentenced to.

To get ten years for robbery.

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(informal) To own; possess.

He's got red hair.

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(informal) To be or become the master of.
  • To overpower; have complete control of.
    His illness finally got him.
  • To puzzle; baffle.
    This problem gets me.
  • To take into custody, wound, or kill.
  • To inflict (unspecified) harm or damage against.
    I'll get you yet!.
  • (baseball) To put (an opponent) out, as by catching a batted ball.
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(slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.

Her singing really gets me.

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(slang) To notice or observe.

Get the look on his face.

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To be or become; come to be (doing something); come to be (in a situation, condition, etc.)

To get caught in the rain; get in touch with me.

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To obtain; to acquire.

I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store.

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(copulative) To become.

I'm getting hungry; how about you?

Don't get drunk tonight.

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Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?

I need to get this to the office.

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To cause to do.

Somehow she got him to agree to it.

I can't get it to work.

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To cause to come or go or move.
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To respond to (a telephone call, a doorbell, etc).

Can you get that call, please? I'm busy.

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(intransitive, followed by infinitive) To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something).

I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!

The finders get to keep 80 percent of the treasure.

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(informal) To understand (often used as get it).

Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny.

I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!

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To work for gain or profit; make money.

Do you feel as though you're exhausting yourself getting and not making enough for spending?

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To reach; arrive at (a place or condition)

To get home early.

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To obtain by concession or request.

Couldn't get the time off; got permission to go.

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To succeed in communicating with, as by telephone.

Can't get me at the office until nine.

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To become affected with (an illness, for example) by infection or exposure; catch.

Get the flu; got the mumps.

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To come into the state of having; become the owner or receiver of; receive, win, gain, obtain, acquire, etc.
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To obtain as a result, by means of experiment or calculation.

Add 2 and 2 to get 4

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The young of an animal; offspring; breed.
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I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.

You need to get permission to leave early.

He got a severe reprimand for that.

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To cause to become; to bring about.

That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.

I'll get this finished by lunchtime.

I can't get these boots off (or on).

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(intransitive, with various prepositions, such as into, over, or behind; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over, etc.) To adopt, assume, arrive at, or progress towards (a certain position, location, state).

The actors are getting into position.

When are we going to get to London?

I'm getting into a muddle.

We got behind the wall.

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To become ill with or catch (a disease).

I went on holiday and got malaria.

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(baseball) To put out or strike out.

Got the batter with a cut fastball.

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Progeny; offspring.

A thoroughbred's get.

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(sports) A return, as in tennis, on a shot that seems impossible to reach.
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(informal) To perplex, stump.

That question's really got me.

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To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on.

Got the guide to give us the complete tour.

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To be able or permitted.

Never got to see Europe; finally got to work at home.

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(informal) To depart immediately.

Yelled at the dog to get.

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A divorce effected by a get.
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To learn; commit to memory.
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To cause to act in a certain way.

Get the door to shut properly.

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To prepare.

To get lunch.

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To manage or contrive.

To get to do something.

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(informal) To be obliged; feel a necessity.

He's got to pass the test.

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(informal) To strike; hit.

The blow got him in the eye.

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(informal) To leave at once: commonly pronounced (git) when used in the imperative or infinitive.
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A begetting.
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(tennis, etc.) A retrieving of a shot seemingly out of reach.
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(1) In programming, a request for the next record in an input file. Contrast with put.
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To cause to be in a certain status or position.
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(intransitive) To begin (doing something).

We ought to get moving or we'll be late.

After lunch we got chatting.

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To take or catch (a scheduled transportation service).

I normally get the 7:45 train.

I'll get the 9 a.m. [flight] to Boston.

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(informal) To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to effect retribution.

The cops finally got me.

I'm gonna get him for that.

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To getter.

I put the getter into the container to get the gases.

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(now rare) To beget (of a father).
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(archaic) To learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; sometimes with out.

To get a lesson.

To get out one's Greek lesson.

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(sports, tennis) A difficult return or block of a shot.
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Something gained.
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(UK, regional) A git.
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(Judaism) A Jewish writ of divorce.
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Get is defined as to receive.

An example of get is to be given presents on one's birthday.

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To procreate; beget.
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To begin or start. Used with the present participle.

I have to get working on this or I'll miss my deadline.

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A document presented by a husband to his wife whereby a divorce is effected between them according to Jewish religious law.
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(informal) To be subjected to.

"You look just like Helen Mirren." / "I get that a lot."

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(informal) To be. Used to form the passive of verbs.

He got bitten by a dog.

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(informal) To catch out, trick successfully.

He keeps calling pretending to be my boss—it gets me every time.

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To find as an answer.

What did you get for question four?

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To hear completely; catch.

Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?

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get around to
  • To find the time or occasion for; deal with:
    We finally got around to unpacking our knickknacks.
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get away with
  • To escape the consequences of (a blameworthy act, for example):
    Got away with cheating.
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get back at
  • To take revenge on.
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get cracking
  • To begin to work; get started.
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get even
  • To obtain revenge.
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get even with
  • To repay with an equivalent act, as for revenge.
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get going
  • To make a beginning; get started.
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get hold
  • To bring into one's grasp, possession, or control.
  • To communicate with, especially by telephone.
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(informal) get it
  • To be punished or scolded:
    You broke the vase. Now you're really going to get it!.
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(slang) get it on
  • To become filled with energy or excitement.
  • To engage in sexual intercourse.
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get it up
  • To have an erection.
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get nowhere
  • To make no progress.
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(informal) get (one's)
  • To receive one's due punishment:
    After sassing his parents, he really got his.
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get on the stick
  • To begin to work.
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get on with
  • To continue or resume doing (something); make progress regarding:
    We must get on with the project.
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get out of
  • To gain release from the obligation of:
    She tried to get out of taking her brother to the mall. He couldn't get out of his date on Saturday.
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get (someone's) goat
  • To make angry or vexed.
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(informal) get somewhere
  • To make progress.
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(informal) get there
  • To make progress or achieve success:
    I'm not finished, but I'm getting there.
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get wind of
  • To learn of:
    Got wind of the scheme.
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get about
  • to move from place to place
  • to go to many social events, places, etc.
  • to circulate widely, as news or a rumor does
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(informal) get across
  • to clarify or explain convincingly
  • to be clear; be understood
  • to succeed, as in making oneself understood or conveying one's personality to an audience
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(informal) get after
  • to pursue or attack
  • to urge or goad persistently
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get along
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get anywhere
  • to have any success or make any progress
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get around
  • to get about (in all senses)
  • to circumvent or overcome
  • to influence, outwit, or gain favor with by cajoling, flattering, etc.
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get around to
  • to find time or occasion for
  • to get started on, esp. after a delay
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get at
  • to approach or reach
  • to apply oneself to (work, etc.)
  • to find out
  • to imply or suggest
  • to influence by bribery or intimidation
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get away
  • to go away; leave
  • to escape
  • to start, as in a race
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get away from it all
  • to go away, as on a vacation, and leave behind one's problems, worries, etc.
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get away with
  • to succeed in doing or taking without being discovered or punished
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get back
  • to return
  • to recover
  • to retaliate; get revenge
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get someone back
  • to get revenge against someone
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get behind
  • to move to the rear of
  • to endorse or support
  • to fall into arrears, as in making a payment
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get by
  • to be fairly adequate or acceptable
  • to succeed without being discovered or punished
  • to survive; manage
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get down
  • to descend
  • to dismount
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get down to
  • to begin to consider or act on
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get in
  • to enter
  • to join or cause to join (an activity, group, etc.)
  • to arrive
  • to put in
  • to become familiar or closely associated (with)
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get into it
  • to engage in an argument or fight
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(informal) get it
  • to understand
  • to be punished
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get it on
  • to have sexual intercourse
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get nowhere
  • to make no progress; accomplish nothing
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get off
  • to come off, down, or out of
  • to leave; go away
  • to take off
  • to escape
  • to start, as in a race
  • to utter (a joke, retort, etc.)
  • to have a holiday; have time off
  • to experience euphoria, an orgasm, etc.
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get (someone) off
  • to cause to experience euphoria, intoxication, an orgasm, etc.
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get off on
  • to experience or receive pleasure and satisfaction from; enjoy
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get on
  • to go on or into
  • to put on
  • to proceed; make progress
  • to grow older
  • to succeed, as in making a living
  • to agree; be compatible
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get on for
  • to approach (a time, amount, age, etc.)
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get (right) on it
  • to begin doing a task (immediately)
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get out
  • to go out
  • to go away
  • to take out
  • to become no longer a secret
  • to publish
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get out of
  • to go out from
  • to go beyond (sight, etc.)
  • to find out from, as by force
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get over
  • to recover from
  • to forget or overlook
  • to get across (in all senses)
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get one's own back
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get somewhere
  • to accomplish something; succeed
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get so (that)
  • to reach the point or state where
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get there
  • to succeed
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get through
  • to finish
  • to manage to survive
  • to secure favorable action upon (a bill, etc.)
  • to establish communication, or make oneself clear (to)
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get to
  • to succeed in reaching or communicating with
  • to influence, as by bribery or intimidation
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get together
  • to bring together; accumulate
  • to come together; gather
  • to reach an agreement
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get up
  • to rise from a chair, from sleep, etc.
  • to contrive; organize
  • to dress elaborately
  • to advance; make progress
  • to climb or mount
  • go forward
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get with
  • to go along with
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Origin of get

  • Mishnaic Hebrew gēṭ from Aramaic from Akkadian giṭṭu long clay tablet, receipt, document from Sumerian gíd.da long

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English geten from Old Norse geta ghend- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English geten, from Old Norse geta, from Proto-Germanic *getaną (compare Old English ġietan, Old High German pi-gezzan 'to uphold', Gothic bi-gitan 'to find, discover'), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰend- 'to seize'. Cognate with Latin prehendo.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hebrew גֵּט (gēṭ).

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of git

    From Wiktionary