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      vb   , gets, getting, got   mainly tr  
1    to come into possession of; receive or earn  
2    to bring or fetch  
3    to contract or be affected by  
he got a chill at the picnic     
4    to capture or seize  
the police finally got him     
5    also intr   to become or cause to become or act as specified  
to get a window open, get one's hair cut, get wet     
6    intr; foll by a preposition or adverbial particle   to succeed in going, coming, leaving, etc.  
get off the bus     
7    takes an infinitive   to manage or contrive  
how did you get to be captain?     
8    to make ready or prepare  
to get a meal     
9    to hear, notice, or understand  
I didn't get your meaning     
10      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to learn or master by study  
11    intr; often foll by: to   to come (to) or arrive (at)  
we got home safely, to get to London     
12    to catch or enter  
to get a train     
13    to induce or persuade  
get him to leave at once     
14    to reach by calculation  
add 2 and 2 and you will get 4     
15    to receive (a broadcast signal)  
16    to communicate with (a person or place), as by telephone  
17    also intr; foll by: to  
Informal   to have an emotional effect (on)  
that music really gets me     
18    Informal   to annoy or irritate  
her high voice gets me     
19    Informal   to bring a person into a difficult position from which he or she cannot escape  
20    Informal   to puzzle; baffle  
21    Informal   to hit  
the blow got him in the back     
22    Informal   to be revenged on, esp. by killing  
23      (U.S.)  
a    foll by: to   to gain access (to a person) with the purpose of bribing him  
b    often foll by: to   to obtain access (to someone) and kill or silence him  
24    Informal   to have the better of  
your extravagant habits will get you in the end     
25    intr; foll by present participle  
Informal   to begin  
get moving     
26    used as a command  
Informal   go! leave now!  
27    Archaic   to beget or conceive  
28    get even with      See       even   1       15  
29    get it (in the neck)  
Informal   to be reprimanded or punished severely  
30    get with it  
Slang   to allow oneself to respond to new ideas, styles, etc.  
31    get with child  
Archaic   to make pregnant  
32    Rare   the act of begetting  
33    Rare   something begotten; offspring  
34      (Brit)  
slang      a variant of       git  
35    Informal   (in tennis) a successful return of a shot that was difficult to reach,   (See also)        get about       get across       get ahead       get along       get at       get away       get back       get by       get down       get in       get into       get off       get on       get onto       get out       get over       get round       get through       get-together       get up       got       gotten  
     (Old English gietan; related to Old Norse geta to get, learn, Old High German bigezzan to obtain)  
  getable, gettable      adj  
The use of off after get as in I got this chair off an antique dealer is acceptable in conversation, but should not be used in formal writing  

get about   , around  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to move around, as when recovering from an illness  
2    to be socially active  
3    (of news, rumour, etc.) to become known; spread  
get across  
1    to cross or cause or help to cross  
2    adv   to be or cause to be readily understood  
3    intr, prep  
Informal   to annoy  
her constant interference really got across him     
get ahead  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to be successful; prosper  
2    foll by: of   to surpass or excel  
get along  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    often foll by: with   to be friendly or compatible  
my brother gets along well with everybody     
2    to manage, cope, or fare  
how are you getting along in your job?     
3    also prep; often imperative   to go or move away; leave  
4      (Brit)  
informal   an exclamation indicating mild disbelief  
get around  
      vb      See       get about       get round  
get at  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to gain access to  
the dog could not get at the meat on the high shelf     
2    to mean or intend  
what are you getting at when you look at me like that?     
3    to irritate or annoy persistently; criticize  
she is always getting at him     
4    to influence or seek to influence, esp. illegally by bribery, intimidation, etc.  
someone had got at the witness before the trial     
Informal   accessible  
get away  
      vb   adv, mainly intr  
1    to make an escape; leave  
2    to make a start  
3    get away with  
a    to steal and escape (with money, goods, etc.)  
b    to do (something wrong, illegal, etc.) without being discovered or punished or with only a minor punishment  
4    an exclamation indicating mild disbelief  
5    the act of escaping, esp. by criminals  
6    a start or acceleration  
7    modifier   used for escaping  
a getaway car     
get back  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to recover or retrieve  
2    intr; often foll by: to   to return, esp. to a former position or activity  
let's get back to the original question     
3    intr; foll by: at   to retaliate (against); wreak vengeance (on)  
4    get one's own back  
Informal   to obtain one's revenge  
get by  
1    to pass; go past or overtake  
2    intr, adv  
Informal   to manage, esp. in spite of difficulties  
I can get by with little money     
3    intr   to be accepted or permitted  
that book will never get by the authorities     
get down  
      vb   mainly adv  
1    intr; also prep   to dismount or descend  
2    tr; also prep   to bring down  
we could not get the wardrobe down the stairs     
3    tr   to write down  
4    tr   to make depressed  
your nagging gets me down     
5    tr   to swallow  
he couldn't get the meal down     
6    intr; foll by: to   to attend seriously (to); concentrate (on) (esp. in the phrases get down to business or brass tacks)  
7    intr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to enjoy oneself uninhibitedly, esp. by dancing  
get in  
      vb   mainly adv  
1    intr   to enter a car, train, etc.  
2    intr   to arrive, esp. at one's home or place of work  
I got in at midnight     
3    tr   to bring in or inside  
get the milk in     
4    tr   to insert or slip in  
he got his suggestion in before anyone else     
5    tr   to gather or collect (crops, debts, etc.)  
6    tr   to ask (a person, esp. a specialist) to give a service  
shall I get the doctor in?     
7    to be elected or cause to be elected  
he got in by 400 votes     
8    tr   to succeed in doing (something), esp. during a specified period  
I doubt if I can get this task in today     
9    intr   to obtain a place at university, college, etc.  
10    foll by: on   to join or cause to join (an activity or organization)  
11    get in with   to be or cause to be on friendly terms with (a person)  
12    prep      See       get into  
13      (Theatre)   the process of moving into a theatre the scenery, props, and costumes for a production  
get into  
      vb   prep  
1    intr   to enter  
2    intr   to reach (a destination)  
the train got into London at noon     
3    to get dressed in (clothes)  
4    intr   to preoccupy or obsess (a person's emotions or thoughts)  
what's got into him tonight?     
5    to assume or cause to assume (a specified condition, habit, etc.)  
to get into debt, get a person into a mess     
6    to be elected to or cause to be elected to  
to get into Parliament     
7    usually intr  
Informal   to become or cause to become familiar with (a skill)  
once you get into driving you'll enjoy it     
8    usually intr  
Informal   to develop or cause to develop an absorbing interest in (a hobby, subject, or book)  
get off  
1    intr, adv   to escape the consequences of an action  
he got off very lightly in the accident     
2    adv   to be or cause to be acquitted  
a good lawyer got him off     
3    adv   to depart or cause to depart  
to get the children off to school     
4    intr   to descend (from a bus, train, etc.); dismount  
she got off at the terminus     
5    to move or cause to move to a distance (from)  
get off the field     
6    tr, adv   to remove; take off  
get your coat off     
7    adv   to go or send to sleep  
8    adv   to send (letters) or (of letters) to be sent  
9    intr, adv  
Slang   to become high on or as on heroin or some other drug  
10    get off with     (Brit)  
informal   to establish an amorous or sexual relationship with  
11    tell (someone) where to get off  
Informal   to rebuke or criticize harshly  
get on  
      vb   mainly adv  
1      (Also (when prep))    get onto   to board or cause or help to board (a bus, train, etc.)  
2    tr   to dress in (clothes as specified)  
3    intr   to grow late or (of time) to elapse  
it's getting on and I must go     
4    intr   (of a person) to grow old  
5    intr; foll by: for   to approach (a time, age, amount, etc.)  
she is getting on for seventy     
6    intr   to make progress, manage, or fare  
how did you get on in your exam?     
7    intr; often foll by: with   to establish a friendly relationship  
he gets on well with other people     
8    intr; foll by: with   to continue to do  
get on with your homework!     
9    I don't believe you!  
get onto  
      vb   prep  
1      (Also)    get on   to board or cause or help to board (a bus, train, etc.)  
2    intr   to make contact with; communicate with  
3    intr   to become aware of (something illicit or secret)  
the boss will get onto their pilfering unless they're careful     
4    intr   to deliver a demand, request, or rebuke to  
I'll get onto the manufacturers to replace these damaged goods        (See usage note at)        onto  
get out  
      vb   adv  
1    to leave or escape or cause to leave or escape: used in the imperative when dismissing a person  
2    to make or become known; publish or be published  
3    tr   to express with difficulty  
4    tr; often foll by: of   to extract (information or money) (from a person)  
to get a confession out of a criminal     
5    tr   to gain or receive something, esp. something of significance or value  
you get out of life what you put into it     
6    foll by: of   to avoid or cause to avoid  
she always gets out of swimming     
7    tr   to solve (a puzzle or problem) successfully  
8      (Cricket)   to dismiss or be dismissed  
9    an escape, as from a difficult situation  
10      (Theatre)   the process of moving out of a theatre the scenery, props, and costumes after a production  
get over  
1    to cross or surmount (something)  
get the children over the fence     
2    intr, prep   to recover from (an illness, shock, etc.)  
3    intr, prep   to overcome or master (a problem)  
you'll soon get over your shyness     
4    intr, prep   to appreciate fully  
I just can't get over seeing you again     
5    tr, adv   to communicate effectively  
he had difficulty getting the message over     
6    tr, adv; sometimes foll by: with   to bring (something necessary but unpleasant) to an end  
let's get this job over with quickly     
get round   , around  
      vb   intr  
1    prep   to circumvent or overcome  
he got round the problem by an ingenious trick     
2    prep  
Informal   to have one's way with; cajole  
that girl can get round anyone     
3    prep   to evade (a law or rules)  
4    adv; foll by: to   to reach or come to at length  
I'll get round to that job in an hour     
get through  
1    to succeed or cause or help to succeed in an examination, test, etc.  
2    to bring or come to a destination, esp. after overcoming problems  
we got through the blizzards to the survivors     
3    intr, adv   to contact, as by telephone  
4    intr, prep   to use, spend, or consume (money, supplies, etc.)  
5    to complete or cause to complete (a task, process, etc.)  
to get a bill through Parliament     
6    adv; foll by: to   to reach the awareness and understanding (of a person)  
I just can't get the message through to him     
7    intr, adv     (U.S.)  
slang   to obtain drugs  
1    Informal   a small informal meeting or social gathering  
  get together   adv  
2    tr   to gather or collect  
3    intr   (of people) to meet socially  
4    intr   to discuss, esp. in order to reach an agreement  
5    get it together  
a    to achieve one's full potential, either generally as a person or in a particular field of activity  
b    to achieve a harmonious frame of mind  
get up  
      vb   mainly adv  
1    to wake and rise from one's bed or cause to wake and rise from bed  
2    intr   to rise to one's feet; stand up  
3    also prep   to ascend or cause to ascend  
the old van couldn't get up the hill     
4    to mount or help to mount (a bicycle, horse, etc.)  
5    to increase or cause to increase in strength  
the wind got up at noon     
6    tr  
Informal   to dress (oneself) in a particular way, esp. showily or elaborately  
7    tr  
Informal   to devise or create  
to get up an entertainment for Christmas     
8    tr  
Informal   to study or improve one's knowledge of  
I must get up my history     
9    intr; foll by: to  
Informal   to be involved in  
he's always getting up to mischief     
10    intr     (Austral)  
informal   to win, esp. in a sporting event  
11    Informal   a costume or outfit, esp. one that is striking or bizarre  
12    Informal   the arrangement or production of a book, etc.  
Informal   energy, drive, or ambition  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
get drunk or take drugs; get high
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
get seriously involved in a relationship
calm down!
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
to lose one's temper
very familiar
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
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