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Main Entry: get
Pronunciation: ()get, especially when unemphatic also git
Inflected Form(s): got /()gät/; gotor gotĚten /gät-n/; getĚting 1: to gain possession of (as by receiving, acquiring, earning, buying, or winning) <get a present> <got first prize> <get a dog> 2 a: to obtain by request or as a favor <get your mother's permission> b: to come to have <get a good night's sleep> c: to come down with (an illness) : CATCH <get the measles> 3 a: to succeed in coming or going <got out> <got home early> b: to cause to come or go <got the car to the gas station> 4: to become the father of : BEGET 5 a: to cause to be in a certain condition <got his hair cut> <got her feet wet> b: BECOME 1 <get sick> <get better> <it's getting warmer> c: PREPARE 2 <started getting dinner> 6 a: 1BAFFLE 1, puzzle <the third question got everybody> b: IRRITATE 1 <don't let it get you> c: 1HIT 1c <got him in the leg> d: 1KILL 1 <swore to get them> 7 a: to be subjected to or experience <get a broken nose> b: to receive as punishment <got six months for stealing> 8 a: to find out by calculation <got the right answer> b: to hear correctly <I didn't get your name> c: UNDERSTAND 1a <now I've got it> <I get you> 9: PERSUADE, INDUCE <couldn't get her to agree> 10 a: 1HAVE 1 -- used in the present perfect form with present meaning <I've got no time> b: to have to : MUST -- used in the present perfect form with present meaning <has got to come> c: to be able <got to go swimming> 11: DELIVER 6 <the car gets 20 miles to the gallon> 12: to leave immediately <told them to get> - get ahead: to achieve success (as in business) - get at 1: to reach effectively 2: to try to prove or make clear <what is he getting at?> - get away with: to avoid criticism or punishment for (as a bad action) - get even: to get revenge - get even with: to repay in kind - get into: to become strongly involved in or deeply interested in - get it: to receive a scolding or punishment - get one's goat: to make one angry or annoyed - get over: to recover from - get through: to reach the end of - get to 1: BEGIN 1 <gets to worrying very easily> 2: to be ready to deal with <I'll get to my homework after dinner> 3: to have an effect on : INFLUENCE; especially: BOTHER - get together 1: to bring or come together : ASSEMBLE 2: to reach agreement - get wind of: to become aware of - get with it: to become alert or aware synonymsGET, OBTAIN, PROCURE, SECURE mean to bring into one's possession. GET applies broadly to any manner of gaining possession <get me another pencil>. OBTAIN may suggest getting by planning or effort <forms must be completed to obtain a loan from the bank>. PROCURE may suggest getting something through a formal or set procedure <procured new desks for the workers>. SECURE may suggest safe or lasting possession <secured rights to publish the book>.