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get

 
Verb get has 36 senses
  1. get, acquire - 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"
    Derived form: noun getting1
    Sample sentence:
    The children get the ball
  2. become, go, get - 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!"
    --2 is one way to change state, turn
    Sample sentence:
    John will get angry
  3. get, let, have - 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"
    --3 is one way to make, get
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  4. receive, get, find, obtain, incur - 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"
    --4 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. arrive, get, come - reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  6. bring, get, convey, fetch - 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"
    --6 is one way to transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. experience, receive, have, get, undergo - 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"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. pay back, pay off, get, fix - take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
    --8 is one way to get even, get back
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  9. have, get, make - achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
    --9 is one way to score, hit, tally, rack up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    They get him to write the letter
  11. get, catch, capture - succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
    --11 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  12. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire - 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"
    --12 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun getting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  13. contract, take, get - be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
    --13 is one way to sicken, come down
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  14. get - 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"
    --14 is one way to
    communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  15. make, get - 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"
    --15 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
  16. drive, get, aim - move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
    --16 is one way to mean, intend
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  17. catch, get - grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding 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"
    --17 is one way to understand
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  18. catch, arrest, get - attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
    --18 is one way to attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  19. get, catch - 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"
    --19 is one way to hit
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  20. get - reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  21. get - acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
    --21 is one way to
    get, acquire
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  22. get - purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
    --22 is one way to
    buy, purchase
    Derived form: noun getting1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  23. catch, get - perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
    --23 is one way to hear
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  24. catch, get - suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
    --24 is one way to hurt, ache, suffer
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  25. get, receive - receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  26. scram, buzz off, fuck off, get, bugger off - leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!"
    --26 is one way to leave, go forth, go away
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  27. get - reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
    --27 is one way to
    catch
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  28. get, get under one's skin - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
    --28 is one way to annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s to somebody
  29. get - evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
    --29 is one way to
    touch, stir
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will get him
  30. catch, get - apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
    --30 is one way to reproduce
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  31. draw, get - in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"
    --31 is one way to effect, effectuate, bring about, set up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  32. get - overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish"
    --32 is one way to
    destroy, ruin
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  33. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound - 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"
    --33 is one way to confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  34. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence - 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"
    Sample sentence:
    They get moving
  35. suffer, sustain, have, get - 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"
    --35 is one way to experience, receive, have, get, undergo
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  36. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth - make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
    --36 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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