get

get VERB (getting; past got; past part. got, N. Amer. or archaic gotten) 1) come to have or hold; receive. 2) succeed in attaining, achieving, or experiencing; obtain. 3) experience, suffer, or be afflicted with. 4) move in order to pick up, deal with, or bring. 5) bring or come into a specified state or condition. 6) catch, apprehend, or thwart. 7) come or go eventually or with some difficulty. 8) move or come into a specified position or state. 9) tend to meet with or find. 10) travel by or catch (a form of transport). 11) begin to be or do something, especially gradually or by chance. 12) strike or wound. 13) informal punish, injure, or kill. 14) used with past participle to form the passive mood.
get across — Cf. ↑get across
get at — Cf. ↑get at
get away — Cf. ↑get away
get away with — Cf. ↑get away with
get back at — Cf. ↑get back at
get by — Cf. ↑get by
get down — Cf. ↑get down
get down to — Cf. ↑get down to
get off — Cf. ↑get off
get on — Cf. ↑get on
get out of — Cf. ↑get out of
get over — Cf. ↑get over
get one's own back — Cf. ↑get one's own back
get round — Cf. ↑get round
get round to — Cf. ↑get round to
get through — Cf. ↑get through
getting on for — Cf. ↑getting on for
get to — Cf. ↑get to
get together — Cf. ↑get together
get up — Cf. ↑get up
get up to — Cf. ↑get up to
ORIGIN Old Norse, 'obtain, beget, guess' .

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  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • get — /get/ verb past tense got, past participle got especially BrE gotten especially AmE present participle getting RECEIVE/OBTAIN 1 RECEIVE (transitive not in passive) to be given or receive something: Sharon always seems to get loads of mail. | Why… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • get*/*/*/ — [get] (past tense got [gɒt] ; past participle got) verb 1) [T] to obtain, receive, or be given something Ross s father got a new job.[/ex] Did you get tickets for the game?[/ex] You get ten points for each correct answer.[/ex] Young players will… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • get — [get] verb got PASTTENSE [gɒt ǁ gɑːt] got PASTPART gotten PASTPART [ˈgɒtn ǁ ˈgɑːtn] getting PRESPART 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • get — [get; ] also, although it is considered nonstandard by some [, git] vt. GOT, gotten, getting: see usage note at GOTTEN got, got [ME geten < ON geta, to get, beget, akin to OE gietan (see BEGET, FORGET), Ger gessen in vergessen, forget < IE… …   English World dictionary

  • Get — (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get — 1. range of use. Get is one of the most frequently used and most productive words in English. Often it has virtually no meaning in itself and draws its meaning almost entirely from its context, especially in idiomatic uses such as get to bed, get …   Modern English usage

  • Get — (g[e^]t), v. t. [imp. {Got} (g[o^]t) (Obs. {Gat} (g[a^]t)); p. p. {Got} (Obsolescent {Gotten} (g[o^]t t n)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Getting}.] [OE. geten, AS. gitan, gietan (in comp.); akin to Icel. geta, Goth. bigitan to find, L. prehendere to seize,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get — [v1] come into possession of; achieve access, accomplish, acquire, annex, attain, bag*, bring, bring in, build up, buy into, buy off, buy out, capture, cash in on*, chalk up*, clean up*, clear, come by, compass, cop*, draw, earn, educe, effect,… …   New thesaurus

  • Get Up — can refer to:*GetUp!, the Australian political campaigning organisation *Get up!, a film directed by Kazuyuki Izutsu *GET UP, the graduate employee unionizing campaign at the University of Pennsylvania. Music *Get Up (Ciara song), a song by Ciara …   Wikipedia

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