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1. 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'

3. become, get, go

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!'

4. get, have, let

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'

5. find, get, incur, obtain, receive

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'

6. arrive, come, get

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'

7. bring, convey, fetch, get

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'

8. experience, get, have, receive

go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Example Sentences:
'get an idea'
'experience vertigo'
'get nauseous'
'receive injuries'
'have a feeling'

9. fix, get, pay back, pay off

take vengeance on or get even

Example Sentences:
'We'll get them!'
'That'll fix him good!'
'This time I got him'

10. get, have, make

achieve a point or goal

Example Sentences:
'Nicklaus had a 70'
'The Brazilian team got 4 goals'
'She made 29 points that day'

11. cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

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'

12. capture, catch, get

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Example Sentences:
'We finally got the suspect'
'Did you catch the thief?'

13. acquire, develop, get, grow, produce

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'

14. contract, get, take

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Example Sentences:
'He got AIDS'
'She came down with pneumonia'
'She took a chill'

15. get

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'

17. aim, drive, get

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'

19. arrest, catch, get

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'

21. get

reach by calculation

Example Sentences:
'What do you get when you add up these numbers?'

22. get

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?'

23. get


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'

27. bugger off, buzz off, fuck off, get, scram

leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

Example Sentences:

28. get

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'

30. get

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'

33. get

overcome or destroy

Example Sentences:
'The ice storm got my hibiscus'
'the cat got the goldfish'

34. amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

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'

35. begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out

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'

36. get, have, suffer, sustain

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'

37. beget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, mother, sire

make children

Example Sentences:
'Abraham begot Isaac'
'Men often father children but don't recognize them'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of get
verbWord forms: gets, getting, got (ɡɒt ), gotWord forms: especially US gotten (mainly tr)
to come into possession of; receive or earn
to bring or fetch
to contract or be affected by
he got a chill at the picnic
to capture or seize
the police finally got him
5. (also intr)
to become or cause to become or act as specified
to get a window open
get one's hair cut
get wet
6. (intr; foll by a preposition or adverbial particle)
to succeed in going, coming, leaving, etc
get off the bus
7. (takes an infinitive)
to manage or contrive
how did you get to be captain?
to make ready or prepare
to get a meal
to hear, notice, or understand
I didn't get your meaning
10. US and Canadian informal
to learn or master by study
11. (intransitive; often foll by to)
to come (to) or arrive (at)
we got home safely
to get to London
to catch or enter
to get a train
to induce or persuade
get him to leave at once
to reach by calculation
add 2 and 2 and you will get 4
to receive (a broadcast signal)
to communicate with (a person or place), as by telephone
17. (also intr; foll by to) informal
to have an emotional effect (on)
that music really gets me
18. informal
to annoy or irritate
her high voice gets me
19. informal
to bring a person into a difficult position from which he or she cannot escape
20. informal
to puzzle; baffle
21. informal
to hit
the blow got him in the back
22. informal
to be revenged on, esp by killing
23. US slang
a. (foll by to)
to gain access (to a person) with the purpose of bribing him or her
b. (often foll by to)
to obtain access (to someone) and kill or silence him or her
24. informal
to have the better of
your extravagant habits will get you in the end
25. (intr; foll by present participle) informal
to begin
get moving
26. (used as a command) informal
go! leave now!
27. archaic
to beget or conceive
28.  get even with
29.  get it
30.  get with it
31.  get with child
32. rare
the act of begetting
33. rare
something begotten; offspring
34. British slang a variant of git
35. informal
(in tennis, squash, etc) a successful return of a shot that was difficult to reach
abbreviation for
Greenwich Electronic Time

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see synonyms of get
verb transitiveWord forms: got, ˈgotten or got, ˈgetting
to come into the state of having; become the owner or receiver of; receive, win, gain, obtain, acquire, etc.
to reach; arrive at
to get home early
to set up communication with, as by radio or telephone
to get Paris
to go and bring
to bring
go get your books
to catch; capture; gain hold of
to become afflicted with (a disease)
to learn; commit to memory
to discover to be as the result of experiment or calculation
add 2 and 2 to get 4
to influence or persuade (a person) to do something
get him to leave
to cause to act in a certain way
get the door to shut properly
to cause to be
to get one's hands dirty
to cause to arrive at
get the copy to the printer
to take (oneself) away
often used absolutely
to be sentenced to
to get ten years for robbery
to prepare
to get lunch
said of animals
to manage or contrive
to get to do something
16.  Informal
to be obliged to; feel a necessity to
with have or has
he's got to pass the test
17.  Informal
to own; possess
with have or has
he's got red hair
18.  Informal
to be or become the master of
; esp.,
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
d.  US, Baseball
to put (an opponent) out, as by catching a batted ball
19.  Informal
to strike; hit
the blow got him in the eye
20.  Informal
to catch the meaning or import of; understand
21.  Slang
to cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
her singing gets me
22.  US, Slang
to notice or observe
get the look on his face
verb intransitive
to come, go, or arrive
to get to work on time
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
25.  Informal
to leave at once: commonly pronounced (git) when used in the imperative or infinitive
the young of an animal; offspring; breed
a begetting
28.  Tennis Etc
a retrieving of a shot seemingly out of reach

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of get
v. got(gŏt), got·ten(gŏtn) or got , get·ting, gets
v. tr.
a. To come into possession or use of; receive: got a cat for her birthday.
b. To meet with or incur: got nothing but trouble for her efforts.
a. To go after and obtain: got a book at the library; got breakfast in town.
b. To go after and bring: Get me a pillow.
c. To purchase; buy: get groceries.
a. To acquire as a result of action or effort: He got his information from the internet. You can't get water out of a stone.
b. To earn: got high marks in math.
c. To accomplish or attain as a result of military action.
4. To obtain by concession or request: couldn't get the time off; got permission to go.
a. To arrive at; reach: When did you get home?
b. To reach and board; catch: She got her plane two minutes before takeoff.
6. To succeed in communicating with, as by telephone: can't get me at the office until nine.
7. To become affected with (an illness, for example) by infection or exposure; catch: get the flu; got the mumps.
a. To be subjected to; undergo: got a severe concussion.
b. To receive as retribution or punishment: got six years in prison for tax fraud.
c. To sustain a specified injury to: got my arm broken.
a. To perceive or become aware of by one of the senses: get a whiff of perfume; got a look at the schedule.
b. To gain or have understanding of: Do you get this question?
c. To learn (a poem, for example) by heart; memorize.
d. To find or reach by calculating: get a total; can't get the answer.
10. To procreate; beget: “Is my life given me for nothing but to get children and work to bring them up?” (D.H. Lawrence).
a. To cause to become or be in a specified state or condition: got the children tired and cross; got the shirt clean.
b. To make ready; prepare: get lunch for the family.
c. To cause to come or go: got the car through traffic.
d. To cause to move or leave: Get me out of here!
12. To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on: got the guide to give us the complete tour.
a. To take, especially by force; seize: The detective got the suspect as he left the restaurant.
b. Informal To overcome or destroy: The ice storm got the rose bushes.
c. To evoke an emotional response or reaction in: Romantic music really gets me.
d. To annoy or irritate: What got me was his utter lack of initiative.
e. To present a difficult problem to; puzzle: “It's the suspect's indifference that gets me,” the detective said.
f. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
g. Informal To hit or strike: She got him on the chin. The bullet got him in the arm.
14. Baseball To put out or strike out: got the batter with a cut fastball.
15. To begin or start. Used with the present participle: I have to get working on this or I'll miss my deadline.
a. To have current possession of. Used in the present perfect form with the meaning of the present: We've got plenty of cash.
b. Nonstandard To have current possession of. Used in the past tense form with the meaning of the present: They got a nice house in town.
c. To have as an obligation. Used in the present perfect form with the meaning of the present: I have got to leave early. You've got to do the dishes.
d. Nonstandard To have as an obligation. Used in the past tense with the meaning of the present: They got to clean up this mess.
v. intr.
a. To become or grow to be: eventually got well.
b. To be successful in coming or going: When will we get to Dallas?
2. To be able or permitted: never got to see Europe; finally got to work at home.
a. To be successful in becoming: get free of a drug problem.
b. Used with the past participle of transitive verbs as a passive voice auxiliary: got stung by a bee.
c. To become drawn in, entangled, or involved: got into debt; get into a hassle.
4. Informal To depart immediately: yelled at the dog to get.
5. To work for gain or profit; make money: Do you feel as though you're exhausting yourself getting and not making enough for spending?
1. Progeny; offspring: a thoroughbred's get.
2. Chiefly British Slang git2.
3. Sports A return, as in tennis, on a shot that seems impossible to reach.
n. pl. git·tin (gē-tēn, gĭtĭn)
1. A document presented by a husband to his wife whereby a divorce is effected between them according to Jewish religious law.
2. A divorce effected by a get.

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