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Meaning & Definition of Get in English





1. A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

  • get


1. Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

  • "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"
  • get,
  • acquire

2. Enter or assume a certain state or condition

  • "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!"
  • become,
  • go,
  • get

3. Cause to move

  • Cause to be in a certain position or condition
  • "He got his squad on the ball"
  • "This let me in for a big surprise"
  • "He got a girl into trouble"
  • get,
  • let,
  • have

4. Receive a specified treatment (abstract)

  • "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"
  • receive,
  • get,
  • find,
  • obtain,
  • incur

5. Reach a destination

  • Arrive by movement or progress
  • "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"
  • "She didn't get to chicago until after midnight"
  • arrive,
  • get,
  • come

6. Go or come after and bring or take back

  • "Get me those books over there, please"
  • "Could you bring the wine?"
  • "The dog fetched the hat"
  • bring,
  • get,
  • convey,
  • fetch

7. Go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

  • "Get an idea"
  • "Experience vertigo"
  • "Get nauseous"
  • "Receive injuries"
  • "Have a feeling"
  • experience,
  • receive,
  • have,
  • get

8. Take vengeance on or get even

  • "We'll get them!"
  • "That'll fix him good!"
  • "This time i got him"
  • pay back,
  • pay off,
  • get,
  • fix

9. Achieve a point or goal

  • "Nicklaus had a 70"
  • "The brazilian team got 4 goals"
  • "She made 29 points that day"
  • have,
  • get,
  • make

10. Cause to do

  • Cause to act in a specified manner
  • "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"
  • induce,
  • stimulate,
  • cause,
  • have,
  • get,
  • make

11. Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

  • "We finally got the suspect"
  • "Did you catch the thief?"
  • get,
  • catch,
  • capture

12. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

  • "He grew a beard"
  • "The patient developed abdominal pains"
  • "I got funny spots all over my body"
  • "Well-developed breasts"
  • grow,
  • develop,
  • produce,
  • get,
  • acquire

13. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

  • "He got aids"
  • "She came down with pneumonia"
  • "She took a chill"
  • contract,
  • take,
  • get

14. Communicate with a place or person

  • Establish communication with, as if by telephone
  • "Bill called this number and he got mary"
  • "The operator couldn't get kobe because of the earthquake"
  • get

15. Give certain properties to something

  • "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"
  • make,
  • get

16. Move into a desired direction of discourse

  • "What are you driving at?"
  • drive,
  • get,
  • aim

17. Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

  • "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"
  • catch,
  • get

18. Attract and fix

  • "His look caught her"
  • "She caught his eye"
  • "Catch the attention of the waiter"
  • catch,
  • arrest,
  • get

19. Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

  • "The rock caught her in the back of the head"
  • "The blow got him in the back"
  • "The punch caught him in the stomach"
  • get,
  • catch

20. Reach by calculation

  • "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
  • get

21. Acquire as a result of some effort or action

  • "You cannot get water out of a stone"
  • "Where did she get these news?"
  • get

22. Purchase

  • "What did you get at the toy store?"
  • get

23. Perceive by hearing

  • "I didn't catch your name"
  • "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
  • catch,
  • get

24. Suffer from the receipt of

  • "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
  • catch,
  • get

25. Receive as a retribution or punishment

  • "He got 5 years in prison"
  • get,
  • receive

26. Leave immediately

  • Used usually in the imperative form
  • "Scram!"
  • scram,
  • buzz off,
  • fuck off,
  • get,
  • bugger off

27. Reach and board

  • "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
  • get

28. Irritate

  • "Her childish behavior really get to me"
  • "His lying really gets me"
  • get,
  • get under one's skin

29. Evoke an emotional response

  • "Brahms's `requiem' gets me every time"
  • get

30. Apprehend and reproduce accurately

  • "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"
  • "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
  • catch,
  • get

31. Earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

  • "He drew a base on balls"
  • draw,
  • get

32. Overcome or destroy

  • "The ice storm got my hibiscus"
  • "The cat got the goldfish"
  • get

33. Be a mystery or bewildering to

  • "This beats me!"
  • "Got me--i don't know the answer!"
  • "A vexing problem"
  • "This question really stuck me"
  • perplex,
  • vex,
  • stick,
  • get,
  • puzzle,
  • mystify,
  • baffle,
  • beat,
  • pose,
  • bewilder,
  • flummox,
  • stupefy,
  • nonplus,
  • gravel,
  • amaze,
  • dumbfound

34. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

  • "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"
  • get down,
  • begin,
  • get,
  • start out,
  • start,
  • set about,
  • set out,
  • commence

35. Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

  • "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"
  • suffer,
  • sustain,
  • have,
  • get

36. Make children

  • "Abraham begot isaac"
  • "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
  • beget,
  • get,
  • engender,
  • father,
  • mother,
  • sire,
  • generate,
  • bring forth

Examples of using

Be careful that you don't get lost.
How much of a return did you get on your investment?
I get more homesick as the months roll by.