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get verb
1. come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Related: acquire
  • "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"
2. (make) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
Related: let, have
  • "He got his squad on the ball"
  • "This let me in for a big surprise"
  • "He got a girl into trouble"
3. (seize) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
Related: catch, capture
  • "We finally got the suspect"
  • "Did you catch the thief?"
4. (communicate) 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"
5. (hit) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
Related: catch
  • "the rock caught her in the back of the head"
  • "The blow got him in the back"
  • "The punch caught him in the stomach"
6. reach by calculation
  • "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
7. (get) acquire as a result of some effort or action
  • "You cannot get water out of a stone"
  • "Where did she get these news?"
8. (buy) purchase
  • "What did you get at the toy store?"
9. receive as a retribution or punishment
Related: receive
  • "He got 5 years in prison"
10. (catch) reach and board
  • "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
11. (annoy) irritate
Related: get_under_one's_skin
  • "Her childish behavior really get to me"
  • "His lying really gets me"
12. (touch) evoke an emotional response
  • "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
13. (destroy) overcome or destroy
  • "The ice storm got my hibiscus"
  • "the cat got the goldfish"
get noun
1. (return) a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
have verb
1. (score) achieve a point or goal
Related: get, make
  • "Nicklaus had a 70"
  • "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"
  • "She made 29 points that day"
make verb
1. (change) give certain properties to something
Related: get
  • "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"
become verb
1. (change_state) enter or assume a certain state or condition
Related: go, get
  • "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!"
bring verb
1. (transmit) go or come after and bring or take back
Related: get, convey, fetch
Antonyms: take_away
  • "Get me those books over there, please"
  • "Could you bring the wine?"
  • "The dog fetched the hat"
experience verb
1. (undergo) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
Related: receive, have, get
  • "get an idea"
  • "experience vertigo"
  • "get nauseous"
  • "receive injuries"
  • "have a feeling"
receive verb
1. (change) receive a specified treatment (abstract)
Related: get, find, obtain, incur
  • "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"
grow verb
1. (change) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
Related: develop, produce, get, acquire
  • "He grew a beard"
  • "The patient developed abdominal pains"
  • "I got funny spots all over my body"
  • "Well-developed breasts"
arrive verb
1. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
Related: get, come
Antonyms: leave
  • "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"
  • "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
contract verb
1. (sicken) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Related: take, get
  • "He got AIDS"
  • "She came down with pneumonia"
  • "She took a chill"
catch verb
1. (understand) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
Related: get
  • "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"
2. (attract) attract and fix
Related: arrest, get
  • "His look caught her"
  • "She caught his eye"
  • "Catch the attention of the waiter"
3. (hear) perceive by hearing
Related: get
  • "I didn't catch your name"
  • "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
4. (hurt) suffer from the receipt of
Related: get
  • "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
5. (reproduce) apprehend and reproduce accurately
Related: get
  • "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"
  • "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
suffer verb
1. (experience) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Related: sustain, have, get
  • "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"
drive verb
1. (mean) move into a desired direction of discourse
Related: get, aim
  • "What are you driving at?"
draw verb
1. (effect) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
Related: get
  • "He drew a base on balls"
induce verb
1. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Related: stimulate, cause, have, get, make
  • "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"
beget verb
1. (make) make (offspring) by reproduction
Related: get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring_forth
  • "Abraham begot Isaac"
  • "John fathered four daughters"
pay_back verb
1. (get_even) take vengeance on or get even
Related: pay_off, get, fix
  • "We'll get them!"
  • "That'll fix him good!"
  • "This time I got him"
scram verb
1. (leave) leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
Related: buzz_off, fuck_off, get, bugger_off
  • "Scram!"
perplex verb
1. (confuse) be a mystery or bewildering to
Related: vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
  • "This beats me!"
  • "Got me--I don't know the answer!"
  • "a vexing problem"
  • "This question really stuck me"
get_down verb
1. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Related: begin, get, start_out, start, set_about, set_out, commence
Antonyms: end
  • "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"
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