Dictionary Definition

'Get'

Definition of 'get'
From: WordNet
noun
A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
verb
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" [syn: get, acquire]
verb
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!" [syn: become, go, get]
verb
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" [syn: get, let, have]
verb
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" [syn: receive, get, find, obtain, incur]
verb
Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight" [syn: arrive, get, come] [ant: go away, go forth, leave]
verb
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" [syn: bring, get, convey, fetch] [ant: bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away]
verb
Go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling" [syn: experience, receive, have, get]
verb
Take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: pay back, pay off, get, fix]
verb
Achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn: have, get, make]
verb
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" [syn: induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make]
verb
Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?" [syn: get, catch, capture]
verb
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" [syn: grow, develop, produce, get, acquire]
verb
Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill" [syn: contract, take, get]
verb
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"
verb
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" [syn: make, get]
verb
Move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" [syn: drive, get, aim]
verb
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" [syn: catch, get]
verb
Attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" [syn: catch, arrest, get]
verb
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" [syn: get, catch]
verb
Reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
verb
Acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
verb
Purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
verb
Perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time" [syn: catch, get]
verb
Suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!" [syn: catch, get]
verb
Receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison" [syn: get, receive]
verb
Leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!" [syn: scram, buzz off, ##censored## off, get, bugger off]
verb
Reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
verb
Irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me" [syn: get, get under one's skin]
verb
Evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
verb
Apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs" [syn: catch, get]
verb
Earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: draw, get]
verb
Overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish"
verb
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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
verb
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" [syn: get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence] [ant: end, terminate]
verb
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" [syn: suffer, sustain, have, get]
verb
Make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth]
Definition of 'Get'
From: GCIDE
Get \Get\, n. Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Get'
From: GCIDE
Get \Get\ (j[e^]t), n. Jet, the mineral. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Get'
From: GCIDE
Get \Get\ (g[e^]t), n. [OF. get.]
1. Fashion; manner; custom. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
2. Artifice; contrivance. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Get'
From: GCIDE
Get \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. [1913 Webster]
2. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
Thou hast got the face of man. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]
3. To beget; to procreate; to generate. [1913 Webster]
I had rather to adopt a child than get it. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart, than to pen twenty. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster]
5. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade. [1913 Webster]
Get him to say his prayers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
6. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle. [1913 Webster]
Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
7. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use. [1913 Webster]
Get thee out from this land. --Gen. xxxi. 13. [1913 Webster]
He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of Mega. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Get'
From: GCIDE
Get \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, 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. [1913 Webster]
To get rid of fools and scoundrels. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
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 To get 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. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'get'
From: GCIDE
get \get\ (g[e^]t), n.; pl. gittin or gitim. A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce. --RHUD [PJC]
Synonyms of 'get'
absorb, accede to, accept, access, accumulate, acquire, addle, admit, advance, affect, age, aggravate, agree with, alight, amaze, anger, annex, annoy, answer, apparel, appreciate, apprehend, approach, arise, arouse, arrange, arrest, arrive, arrive at, ascend, ascertain, assemble, assimilate, associate with, assume, attend to, attire, avails, avoid, awaken, back, badger, baffle, bag, bait, bamboozle, be agreeable, be at, be brought down, be changed, be converted into, be felled, be informed, be into, be off, be paid, be responsible for, be seized of, be struck down, be successful, be traumatized, be up to, be with one, beat, beat it, become, become acquainted with, become aware of, become known, bedevil, beget, begone, beset, bewilder, blast, blot out, boggle, book, bother, bottom, bound, box office, break away, break free, break out, breed, breed true, bribe, bring, bring back, bring down, bring on, bring upon, bristle, broaden the mind, brood, brown off, buffalo, bug, bullyrag, bump off, burn up, buy, bypass, cajole, call for, call forth, canter, capital gains, capture, carp, catch, catch cold, catch on, catch up, cause, chalk up, chase after, children, chivy, circulate, circumvent, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, cleanup, clear, clear out, clear profit, clear up, clench, climb, climb down, climb up, clinch, clothe, clutch, coax, collapse, collar, collect, come, come back, come by, come down, come down with, come in, come in for, come into, come to, come to be, come to terms, commissions, communicate, communicate with, compass, complete, comprehend, conceive, concentrate on, conclude, confound, confuse, congregate, contact, contemplate, contract, contrive, convene, cope, copulate, corral, corrupt, crack, cram the mind, create, credit, credits, criticize, croak, cross, crossbreed, damage, daze, debug, decipher, deck out, decode, deject, delineate, depart, deplane, depress, derive, derive from, descend, descend from, describe, detail, determine, detrain, devil, devise, dig, digest, disappear, discompose, discourage, discover, discuss, disembark, disentangle, dishearten, dismount, dispirit, disposable income, distemper, disturb, dividend, dividends, divine, do, do in, do well, doff, dog, don, dope, dope out, drag down, drag out, drain off, draw, draw down, draw from, draw off, draw on, dress, dress in, dress up, earn, earned income, earnings, eat, effect, elicit, elude, embark, embrace, emplane, engage, engender, enjoy, enplane, enter, enter into possession, entrain, erase, erupt, escape, evade, evoke, exasperate, excite, exercise, explain, extract, fall, fall in with, fall into, family, fare, farrow, fash, father, fathom, fetch, fetch and carry, fever, figure out, filthy lucre, finance, find, find out, find out about, find the answer, find the solution, finish, fit, fit in, fit out, fit up, fix, flake off, flatter, flee, floor, flourish, focus on, folks, follow, force, fox-trot, fry, fuddle, fund, gad about, gain, gain knowledge, gains, gallop, gate, gate receipts, gather, generate, get, get about, get across, get ahead, get along, get an earful, get around, get at, get away, get back, get back at, get behind, get by, get down, get even with, get from, get going, get high on, get hold of, get in, get into, get lost, get off, get on, get on with, get out, get out of, get over, get right, get round, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, get through, get to, get to be, get together, get up, get up on, gettings, git, give the business, glean, gleanings, glom on to, go, go aboard, go about, go after, go along, go and get, go around, go away, go back, go by, go down, go fetch, go for, go get, go in, go into, go into shock, go off, go out, go places, go to get, grab, grab hold of, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, gross, gross income, gross profit, gross receipts, grow, guess, guess right, gun down, harass, harm, harry, harvest, hatch, have, have coming in, have in mind, have in view, have it, have it taped, hear, hear of, hear tell of, hearth, heckle, hector, hightail, hint at, hire, hit, hit it, hit the road, hoard, homefolks, hop, hop along, hotfoot, hound, house, household, hug, hunt down, hurt, hype, ice, impart, imply, impress, inbreed, include, income, incur, induce, influence, inherit, injure, insert, insinuate, inspire, instigate, intake, intend, interest, interpret, intimidate, invent, invite, irk, irritate, issue, journey, keep in suspense, ken, killing, know, land, lay hands on, lay hold of, lay out, lead, leak out, leap, learn, learn about, lease, leave, lick, like, listen to, litter, load the mind, locate, loot, lope, lucre, make, make clear, make do, make good, make love, make out, make tracks, make yourself scarce, makings, manage, manipulate, master, maze, mean, meet, menage, miff, molest, mother, motivate, mount, move, move away, muddle, multiply, mystify, nab, nag, nail, near, neat profit, needle, nest, net, net income, net profit, net receipts, nettle, nip, nip up, nonplus, note down, nudzh, obtain, OD, off, offspring, open the lock, organize, outbreed, outfit, outflank, output, outsmart, outwit, overdose, overhear, palm, paper profits, partake, pass, peeve, pelf, penetrate, people, perceive, percentage, perk, perks, perplex, perquisite, persecute, persuade, perturb, pester, pick on, pick up, pick up information, pickings, pillage, pinch, pinpoint, pique, place, plague, pluck the beard, plug, plumb, pocket, polish off, possess, pother, prepare, prevail upon, proceed, proceeds, procreate, procure, produce, profit, profits, progress, proliferate, promote, propagate, prosper, provoke, pry out, psych, psych out, pull down, punch, purchase, pursue, push, put, put across, put on, put over, puzzle, puzzle out, rake-off, ravel, ravel out, reach, reacquire, read, realize, reap, receipt, receipts, receivables, receive, record, recoup, recover, rediscover, regain, remove, rent, repossess, reproduce in kind, resolve, retain, retire, retrieve, return, returns, revenue, riddle, ride, rig out, rile, roil, royalties, rub out, ruffle, run, run a temperature, run about, run after, run around, run down, run to earth, sack, sadden, savvy, score, scram, secure, see, seize, seize the meaning, sense, set, set off, set out, settle, shag, shed, shift, shoot, shove off, sicken, sidestep, sire, skirt, slip in, slug, smack, snap up, snatch, socialize, sock, solve, sort out, spat, spawn, spread, spring, sprint, squeeze in, stand up, start, steal, step, step down, step lively, stick, stimulate, stir, store, strike, study, stump, suborn, subvert, succeed, succeed to, suggest, superinduce, support, surmount, survive, swallow, sway, take, take by assault, take by storm, take care of, take hold of, take ill, take in, take off, take on, take over, take possession, take up, take-in, takings, taunt, tease, thrive, throw, torment, touch, trace, trace down, track down, travel, traverse, treat, trip, trot, try the patience, turn, turn into, turn out, turn up, tweak the nose, twig, undermine, understand, undo, unearned income, unlock, unravel, unriddle, unscramble, untangle, untwist, unweave, vamoose, vex, wake up, wangle, waste, wealth, welcome, wheedle, whip up, wiggle, win, win over, winnings, wipe out, work, work out, worry, wrest, wriggle, wring from, write down, yield, young, zap
Words containing 'Get'
Getting, To get at, To get before, To get between, To get into, To get on, To get over, To get through, To get up, all get out, get about, get at, get by, get down, get in, get into, get it, get it on, get it over, get off, get on, get on with, get out, get out of, get over, get through, get to, get to be, get up, get with it, gets, To get a mile, To get ahead, To get along, To get among, To get asleep, To get astray, To get away with, To get back, To get behind, To get beyond, To get by heart, To get clear, To get drunk, To get forward, To get free, To get ground, To get hand, To get home, To get into trouble, To get loose, To get near, To get rid of, To get square with, To get the best of, To get the better of, To get the hang of, To get the range of, To get the start, To get wind, get a line, get a load, get a look, get a noseful, get a whiff, get across, get ahead, get along, get along with, get around, get around to, get away, get away with, get back, get back at, get behind, get cracking, get dressed, get even, get even with, get going, get hitched with, get hold, get hold of, get in touch, get in touch with, get laid, get married, get moving, get off the ground, get onto, get rid of, get rolling, get started, get stuck, get the best, get the better of, get the dope on, get the goods, get the hang, get the hang of, get the jump, get the picture, get the sack, get to grips, get together, get weaving, get well, get wind, get wise, get word, get worse, get-up, getting even, Get-penny, To get one's hand in, To get or to hold In chancery, To get the cart before the horse, attention-getting, get one's Irish up, get one's lumps, get under one's skin, get-at-able, get-go, get-up-and-go, to get a word in edgewise, to get one's back up, to get the lay of the land, To get the higher upper hand, get-well card, un-get-at-able
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