get
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
Synonym: 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!
Synonym: go, become
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
Synonym: have, let
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
Synonym: receive, obtain, incur, find
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
Synonym: arrive, come
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
Synonym: fetch, convey, bring
verb.
go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
get an idea|experience vertigo|get nauseous|receive injuries|have a feeling
verb.
take vengeance on or get even
We'll get them!|That'll fix him good!|This time I got him
Synonym: pay off, pay back, fix
verb.
achieve a point or goal
Nicklaus had a 70|The Brazilian team got 4 goals|She made 29 points that day
Synonym: have, 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
verb.
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
We finally got the suspect|Did you catch the thief?
Synonym: capture, catch
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
verb.
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
He got AIDS|She came down with pneumonia|She took a chill
Synonym: take, contract
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
Synonym: make
verb.
move into a desired direction of discourse
What are you driving at?
Synonym: aim, drive
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
Synonym: catch
verb.
attract and fix
His look caught her|She caught his eye|Catch the attention of the waiter
Synonym: arrest, catch
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
Synonym: 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
Synonym: catch
verb.
suffer from the receipt of
She will catch hell for this behavior!
Synonym: catch
verb.
receive as a retribution or punishment
He got 5 years in prison
Synonym: receive
verb.
leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
Scram!
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
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
Synonym: catch
verb.
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
He drew a base on balls
Synonym: draw
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
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
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
Synonym: have, suffer, sustain
verb.
make (offspring) by reproduction
Abraham begot Isaac|John fathered four daughters