Definitions for get

Definitions for (noun) get

Main entry: get

Definition: a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

Definitions for (verb) get

Main entry: mother, generate, father, engender, sire, get, bring forth, beget

Definition: make children

Usage: Abraham begot Isaac; Men often father children but don't recognize them

Main entry: have, get, suffer, sustain

Definition: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Usage: 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

Main entry: take, contract, get

Definition: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Usage: He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill

Main entry: grow, get, acquire, produce, develop

Definition: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Usage: He grew a beard; The patient developed abdominal pains; I got funny spots all over my body; Well-developed breasts

Main entry: make, get

Definition: give certain properties to something

Usage: 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

Main entry: get, have, let

Definition: cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

Usage: He got his squad on the ball; This let me in for a big surprise; He got a girl into trouble

Main entry: become, go, get

Definition: enter or assume a certain state or condition

Usage: 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!

Main entry: commence, start, start out, set about, set out, get, get down, begin

Definition: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

Usage: 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

Main entry: incur, get, obtain, receive, find

Definition: receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Usage: 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

Main entry: catch, get

Definition: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

Usage: 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

Main entry: dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex

Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to

Usage: This beats me!; Got me--I don't know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me

Main entry: get

Definition: reach by calculation

Usage: What do you get when you add up these numbers?

Main entry: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: 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

Main entry: aim, drive, get

Definition: move into a desired direction of discourse

Usage: What are you driving at?

Main entry: get

Definition: communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone

Usage: Bill called this number and he got Mary; The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake

Main entry: get, fix, pay back, pay off

Definition: take vengeance on or get even

Usage: We'll get them!; That'll fix him good!; This time I got him

Main entry: capture, catch, get

Definition: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Usage: We finally got the suspect; Did you catch the thief?

Main entry: get, catch

Definition: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

Usage: the rock caught her in the back of the head; The blow got him in the back; The punch caught him in the stomach

Main entry: convey, get, fetch, bring

Definition: go or come after and bring or take back

Usage: Get me those books over there, please; Could you bring the wine?; The dog fetched the hat

Main entry: arrest, get, catch

Definition: attract and fix

Usage: His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

Main entry: get

Definition: overcome or destroy

Usage: The ice storm got my hibiscus; the cat got the goldfish

Main entry: draw, get

Definition: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

Usage: He drew a base on balls

Main entry: catch, get

Definition: apprehend and reproduce accurately

Usage: She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings; She got the mood just right in her photographs

Main entry: get

Definition: evoke an emotional response

Usage: Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time

Main entry: get, get under one's skin

Definition: irritate

Usage: Her childish behavior really get to me; His lying really gets me

Main entry: come, arrive, get

Definition: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

Usage: She arrived home at 7 o'clock; She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight

Main entry: get

Definition: reach and board

Usage: She got the bus just as it was leaving

Main entry: scram, bugger off, buzz off, get, fuck off

Definition: leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

Usage: Scram!

Main entry: receive, experience, get, have

Definition: go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Usage: get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling

Main entry: get, receive

Definition: receive as a retribution or punishment

Usage: He got 5 years in prison

Main entry: catch, get

Definition: suffer from the receipt of

Usage: She will catch hell for this behavior!

Main entry: get, catch

Definition: perceive by hearing

Usage: I didn't catch your name; She didn't get his name when they met the first time

Main entry: get

Definition: purchase

Usage: What did you get at the toy store?

Main entry: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: 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

Main entry: make, have, get

Definition: achieve a point or goal

Usage: Nicklaus had a 70; The Brazilian team got 4 goals; She made 29 points that day

Main entry: get

Definition: acquire as a result of some effort or action

Usage: You cannot get water out of a stone; Where did she get these news?

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