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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Third person singular
- (transitive) To obtain, purchase or acquire.
- I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store.
- You need to get permission to leave early.
- (transitive) To receive.
- I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.
- He got a severe reprimand for that.
- (transitive) To fetch.
- Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?
- (intransitive) To become.
- I'm getting hungry, how about you?
- Don't get drunk tonight.
- (transitive) To cause to become; to bring about
- That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.
- I'll get this finished by lunchtime.
- I can't get these boots off.
- (transitive) To cause to do.
- Somehow she got him to agree to it.
- I can't get it to work.
- (intransitive) To arrive (at) or progress (towards a place or outcome).
- When are we going to get to London?
- We're slowly getting there.
- (intransitive) To go or come (to a specified place, or in a specified manner)
- Get over here!
- She got from one side of the bridge to the other in no time.
- (intransitive) (with various prepositions, such as into, over or behind; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over, etc.) To adopt or assume (a certain position or state).
- The actors are getting into position.
- I'm getting into a muddle.
- We got behind the wall.
- (intransitive) To begin (doing something).
- We ought to get moving or we'll be late.
- After lunch we got chatting.
- (transitive) To catch (a means of public transport).
- I normally get the 7.45 train.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To respond to (a telephone call, a doorbell, etc).
- Can you get that call, please? I'm busy.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something).
- I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To understand.
- Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny.
- He's weird. I don't get him.
- Do you get math class?
- I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be (used to form the passive of verbs)
- He got bitten by a dog.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To catch (a disease).
- I went on holiday and got malaria.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To catch out, trick.
- He keeps calling pretending to be my boss — it gets me every time.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To perplex, stump.
- That question's really got me.
- (transitive) To find as an answer.
- What did you get for question four?
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal).
- The cops finally got me.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To physically assault.
- I'm gonna get him for that.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To hear.
- Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?
- (obtain): acquire, come by, get hold of, have, obtain, take possession of
- (receive): receive, be given
- (fetch): bring, fetch
- (become): become
- (cause to become): cause to be, cause to become, make
- (cause to do): make
- (arrive): arrive at, reach
- (go, come): come, go, travel
- (adopt or assume (a position or state)): go, move
- (begin): begin, commence, start
- (catch (a means of public transport)): catch, take
- (respond to (telephone, doorbell)): answer
- (be able to; have the opportunity to do): be able to
- (informal: understand): dig, follow, make sense of, understand
- (informal: be (used to form the passive)): be
- (informal: catch (a disease)): catch, come down with
- (informal: trick): con, deceive, dupe, hoodwink, trick
- (informal: perplex): confuse, perplex, stump
- (find as an answer): obtain
- (bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal)): catch, nab, nobble
- (physically assault): assault, beat, beat up
- (informal: hear): catch, hear
- (obtain): lose
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- 1971, Carol King and Gerry Goffin, “Smackwater Jack”, Tapestry, Ode Records
- We got to ride to clean up the streets / For our wives and our daughters!
- 2008 October 15, Roger Simon, “McCain fails, Obama is not rattled”, Politico, politico.com
- He never got off his game plan. He never got shook up.
Variant of git.
- (UK) A git.
Often said to be related to English get, this is not true however. It is a conjugated form of det (that) In Limburgish normally the begin letter of a definite article ("d") changes to "g" when preceded by a preposition (ich gaef de miens vs ich gaef aan ge miens) In the old days, this was the same for pronouns. Only one fossilised form survived, get, though its meaning has slightly shifted.
|Inflection for get||Singular||Plural|
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