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get - 34 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. reach by calculation; " What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
  4. 4. 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. 5. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; " We finally got the suspect"; " Did you catch the thief?"
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. overcome or destroy; " The ice storm got my hibiscus"; " the cat got the goldfish"
  8. 8. apprehend and reproduce accurately; " She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; " She got the mood just right in her photographs"
  9. 9. evoke an emotional response; " Brahms's ` Requiem' gets me every time"
  10. 10. irritate; " Her childish behavior really get to me"; " His lying really gets me"
  11. 11. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; " She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; " She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
  12. 12. reach and board; " She got the bus just as it was leaving"
  13. 13. perceive by hearing; " I didn't catch your name"; " She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
  14. 14. purchase; " What did you get at the toy store?"
  15. 15. achieve a point or goal; " Nicklaus had a 70"; " The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; " She made 29 points that day"
  16. 16. acquire as a result of some effort or action; " You cannot get water out of a stone"; " Where did she get these news?"
  17. 17. Jet, the mineral.
  18. 18. Fashion; manner; custom.
  19. 19. Artifice; contrivance.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
  22. 22. To beget; to procreate; to generate.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
  25. 25. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
  26. 26. Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
  27. 27. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; - with a following participle.
  28. 28. To betake; to remove; - in a reflexive use.
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. Got or getten.
  31. 31. Got or getton.
  32. 32. Got.
  33. 33. To arrive; move; become.
  34. 34. To obtain; learn; win; beget.

get - examples of usage

  1. Get is a most comprehensive word. A person gets whatever he comes to possess or experience, whether with or without endeavor, expectation, or desire; he gets a bargain, a blow, a fall, a fever; he gains what he comes to by effort or striving; the swimmer gains the shore; a man acquires by continuous and ordinarily by slow process; as, one acquires a foreign language. A person is sometimes said to gain and often to acquire what has not been an object of direct endeavor; in the pursuits of trade, he incidentally gains some knowledge of foreign countries; he acquires by association with others a correct or incorrect accent; he acquires a bronzed complexion by exposure to a tropical sun; in such use, what he gains is viewed as desirable, what he acquires as slowly and gradually resulting. A person earns what he gives an equivalent of labor for, tho he may not get it. On the other hand, he may get what he has not earned; the temptation to all dishonesty is the desire to get a living or a fortune without earning it. When one gets the object of his desire, he is said to obtain it, whether he has gained or earned it or not. Win denotes contest, with a suggestion of chance or hazard; in popular language, a person is often said to win a lawsuit, or to win in a suit at law, but in legal phrase he is said to gain his suit, case, or cause. In receiving, one is strictly passive; he may get an estate by his own exertions or by inheritance; in the latter case he is said to receive it. One obtains a thing commonly by some direct effort of his own; he procures it commonly by the intervention of some one else; he procures a dinner or an interview; he secures what has seemed uncertain or elusive, when he gets it firmly into his possession or under his control. Compare synonyms for ATTAIN; MAKE; REACH.
  2. How will you get home? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. You mean you don't get it. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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