a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
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"
become, go, get(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!"
get, let, have(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"
receive, get, find, obtain, incur(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"
arrive, get, come(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"
bring, get, convey, fetch(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"
experience, receive, have, get(verb)
go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
"get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
pay back, pay off, get, fix(verb)
take vengeance on or get even
"We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
have, get, make(verb)
achieve a point or goal
"Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, 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"
get, catch, capture(verb)
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
"We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
grow, develop, produce, get, acquire(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"
contract, take, get(verb)
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
"He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
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"
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"
drive, get, aim(verb)
move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?"
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"
catch, arrest, get(verb)
attract and fix
"His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
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"
reach by calculation
"What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
acquire as a result of some effort or action
"You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
"What did you get at the toy store?"
perceive by hearing
"I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
suffer from the receipt of
"She will catch hell for this behavior!"
receive as a retribution or punishment
"He got 5 years in prison"
scram, buzz off, fuck off, get, bugger off(verb)
leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
reach and board
"She got the bus just as it was leaving"
get, get under one's skin(verb)
"Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
evoke an emotional response
"Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
apprehend and reproduce accurately
"She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
"He drew a base on balls"
overcome or destroy
"The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish"
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(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"
get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence(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"
suffer, sustain, have, get(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"
beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth(verb)
"Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce. RHUD
jet, the mineral
fashion; manner; custom
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
hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have
to beget; to procreate; to generate
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
to prevail on; to induce; to persuade
to procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle
to betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use
to make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased
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
offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion
Origin: [OF. get.]
A get is a divorce document, which according to Jewish Law, must be presented by a husband to his wife to effect their divorce. The essential text of the get is quite short: "You are hereby permitted to all men," i.e., the wife is no longer a married woman, and the laws of adultery no longer apply. The get also returns to the wife the legal rights which a husband holds in regard to his wife in a Jewish marriage.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
get, v.t. to obtain: to seize: to procure or cause to be: to beget offspring: to learn: to persuade: (B.) to betake, to carry.—v.i. to arrive or put one's self in any place, state, or condition: to become:—pr.p. get′ting; pa.t. got; pa.p. got, (obs.) got′ten.—ns. Get′ter, one who gets or obtains: one who begets; Get′ting, a gaining: anything gained: procreation; Get′-up, equipment: general appearance.—Get ahead, along, to make progress, advance; Get at, to reach, attain; Get off, to escape; Get on, to proceed, advance; Get out, to produce: to go away; Get over, to surmount; Get round, to circumvent: to persuade, talk over; Get through, to finish; Get up, to arise, to ascend: to arrange, prepare. [A.S. gitan, to get.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'GET' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #119
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'GET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #52
Rank popularity for the word 'GET' in Verbs Frequency: #8
The numerical value of GET in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of GET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong.
I ’m like anybody else, you get enough, you can get beat up. You can get hurt. You can get frustrated. You can get demoralized.
Tony Montana In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
I want to run for office in order to help people get back to work again, get wages improving, get people off this part time gig that they're on, get people off of food stamps ... We need to get people employed so they can be more independent.
Robert E Lee didn't make it the first time and Jefferson Davis took the vacancy. Pershing didn't make it for two years, MacArthur couldn't get in the first year and Eisenhower took an extra year of high school to get in. Patton took three years to get in and five to get out.
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Translations for GET
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- استقبل, استلم, أصبح, الحصول علىArabic
- даста́ць, атры́мліваць, дастава́цьBelarusian
- comprendre, convertir-se en, entendre, rebre, obtindre, arribar, ser, aconseguir, esdevenirCatalan, Valencian
- dostat, dostávatCzech
- modtage, få, få fat i, forstå, bliveDanish
- erwischen, anschaffen, holen, werden, kapieren, bekommen, erreichen, ankommen, schnappen, mitbringen, besorgen, kriegenGerman
- ricevi, akiri, preni, havigiEsperanto
- ser, captar, recibir, hacer que, obtener, convertirse en, volverse, llegar, conseguir, traer, agarrar, atrapar, tomarSpanish
- گرفتن, بدست آوردنPersian
- pukeutua, riisuuntua, hakea, pukea, vastata, vastaanottaa, ymmärtää, saada, vaivata, askarruttaa, tajuta, tulla, ryhtyä, noutaa, riisuaFinnish
- piger, devenir, capter, ramener, recevoir, être, obtenir, atteindre, arriverFrench
- krijeWestern Frisian
- faigh, bi, fàs, tuigScottish Gaelic
- ottenere, mettere, far diventare, ricevere, essere, divenire, trasportare, diventareItalian
- 受ける, 達する, 手に入れる, 貰う, なる, 到達, 受け取る, 成る, ゲット, 持ち帰るJapanese
- ទទួល, ទៅ, ទទួលបានKhmer
- 받다, 얻다Korean
- impetro, recipio, sum, fio, finiri, consequor, ruo, assequorLatin
- iegūt, saņemt, atvest, atnest, dabūt, tikt, kļūtLatvian
- доаѓа, зе́ма, станува, сфаќа, до́биваMacedonian
- nemen, ziek worden, verkrijgen, doen, snappen, krijgen, aankomen, maken, halen, pakken, verstaan, laten, worden, begrijpenDutch
- få, bli, motta, fatte, oppnå, forstå, få tak iNorwegian
- dostawać, dostaćPolish
- ficar, conseguir, obter, tornar, ser, pegar, entender, receberPortuguese
- принести́, доста́ть, приноси́ть, добира́ться, де́латься, понима́ть, вруби́ться, достава́ть, сде́латься, прибы́ть, поня́ть, получа́ть, добра́ться, получи́ть, стать, вруба́ться, станови́ться, прибыва́тьRussian
- добивати, dobiti, dobivati, добитиSerbo-Croatian
- prejeti, dobitiSlovene
- få, nå, börja, bli, uppfatta, mottaga, ta, haja, skaffa, komma, hämta, fatta, fånga, emottaga, kunna, ta emot, motta, begripa, anlända, göra, höra, erhållaSwedish
- wahi, pataSwahili
- รับ, ได้รับThai
- ele geçirmek, elde etmek, anlamak, olmak, almakTurkish
- оде́ржувати, отри́мувати, діста́ти, дістава́тиUkrainian
- nhận được, nhậnVietnamese
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