Definitions for: Get


[v] make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
[v] 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"
[v] be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
[v] be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] 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!"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] grasp with the mind; "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"
[v] reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
[v] 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"
[v] move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
[v] 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"
[v] take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
[v] succeed in catching or seizing, , esp. after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
[v] overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish"
[v] in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"
[v] apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
[v] evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's 'Requiem' gets me every time"
[v] irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
[v] reach a destination; arrive by movement or by making progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "He got into college"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
[v] reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
[v] leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!"
[v] of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
[v] receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"
[v] suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
[v] perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
[v] purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
[v] 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"
[v] achieve a point or goal, as in a sport; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
[v] acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
[v] get to or be allowed to do something; "May I go to the movies tonight?"; "Can I have some ice cream?"; "We got to play video games all day long"



Webster (1913) Definition: Get, n.
Jet, the mineral. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Get, n. [OF. get.]
1. Fashion; manner; custom. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. Artifice; contrivance. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


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, take, Gr. chanda`nein to hold, contain.
Cf. Comprehend, Enterprise, Forget, Impregnable,
Prehensile.]
1. To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire;
to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to
win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to
get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by
purchase, etc.

2. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession
of; to have. --Johnson.

Thou hast got the face of man. --Herbert.

3. To beget; to procreate; to generate.

I had rather to adopt a child than get it. --Shak.

4. To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to
memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out;
as, to get out one's Greek lesson.

It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart,
than to pen twenty. --Bp. Fell.

5. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.

Get him to say his prayers. --Shak.

6. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or
condition; -- with a following participle.

Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched.
--Shak.

7. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.

Get thee out from this land. --Gen. xxxi.
13.

He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of
Mega. --Knolles.

Note: Get, as a transitive verb, is combined with adverbs
implying motion, to express the causing to, or the
effecting in, the object of the verb, of the kind of
motion indicated by the preposition; thus, to get in,
to cause to enter, to bring under shelter; as, to get
in the hay; to get out, to make come forth, to extract;
to get off, to take off, to remove; to get together, to
cause to come together, to collect.

To get by heart, to commit to memory.

To get the better of, To get the best of, to obtain an
advantage over; to surpass; to subdue.

To get up, to cause to be established or to exit; to
prepare; to arrange; to construct; to invent; as, to get
up a celebration, a machine, a book, an agitation.

Syn: To obtain; gain; win; acquire. See Obtain.


Get (g[e^]t), v. i.
1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive
accessions; to be increased.

We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.
--Shak.

2. To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state,
condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with
a following adjective or past participle belonging to the
subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to
get beaten; to get elected.

To get rid of fools and scoundrels. --Pope.

His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.
--Coleridge.

Note: It [get] gives to the English language a middle voice,
or a power of verbal expression which is neither active
nor passive. Thus we say to get acquitted, beaten,
confused, dressed. --Earle.

Note: Get, as an intransitive verb, is used with a following
preposition, or adverb of motion, to indicate, on the
part of the subject of the act, movement or action of
the kind signified by the preposition or adverb; or, in
the general sense, to move, to stir, to make one's way,
to advance, to arrive, etc.; as, to get away, to leave,
to escape; to disengage one's self from; to get down,
to descend, esp. with effort, as from a literal or
figurative elevation; to get along, to make progress;
hence, to prosper, succeed, or fare; to get in, to
enter; to get out, to extricate one's self, to escape;
to get through, to traverse; also, to finish, to be
done; to get to, to arrive at, to reach; to get off, to
alight, to descend from, to dismount; also, to escape,
to come off clear; to get together, to assemble, to
convene.

To get ahead, to advance; to prosper.

To get along, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.

To get a mile (or other distance), to pass over it in
traveling.

To get among, to go or come into the company of; to become
one of a number.

To get asleep, to fall asleep.

To get astray, to wander out of the right way.

To get at, to reach; to make way to.

To get away with, to carry off; to capture; hence, to get
the better of; to defeat.

To get back, to arrive at the place from which one
departed; to return.

To get before, to arrive in front, or more forward.

To get behind, to fall in the rear; to lag.

To get between, to arrive between.

To get beyond, to pass or go further than; to exceed; to
surpass. ``Three score and ten is the age of man, a few
get beyond it.'' --Thackeray.

To get clear, to disengage one's self; to be released, as
from confinement, obligation, or burden; also, to be freed
from danger or embarrassment.

To get drunk, to become intoxicated.

To get forward, to proceed; to advance; also, to prosper;
to advance in wealth.

To get home, to arrive at one's dwelling, goal, or aim.

To get into.
(a) To enter, as, ``she prepared to get into the coach.''
--Dickens.
(b) To pass into, or reach; as, `` a language has got into
the inflated state.'' --Keary.

To get loose or free, to disengage one's self; to be
released from confinement.

To get near, to approach within a small distance.

To get on, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.

To get over.
(a) To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or
difficulty.
(b) To recover from, as an injury, a calamity.

To get through.
(a) To pass through something.
(b) To finish what one was doing.

To get up.
(a) To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc.
(b) To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of
stairs, etc.


Get, n.
Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

Synonyms: acquire, acquire, aim, amaze, arrest, arrive, baffle, beat, become, beget, begin, bewilder, bring, bring forth, bugger off, buzz off, can, capture, catch, catch, catch, cause, come, commence, contract, convey, develop, draw, drive, dumbfound, engender, experience, father, fetch, find, fix, flummox, fuck off, generate, go, gravel, grow, have, have, have, incur, induce, make, make, may, mother, mystify, nonplus, obtain, pay back, pay off, perplex, pose, produce, puzzle, receive, receive, scram, set about, set out, sire, start, start out, stimulate, stupefy, suffer, sustain, take, undergo, vex

Antonyms: bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, end, go away, go forth, leave, may not, must not, take away, terminate

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