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get

get

 
pronunciation:
get
phrases:
get in, get out, get up, get over, get across, get along, get away with
part of speech: verb
inflections: gets, getting, got, gotten
definition 1: to receive; come to have; gain; acquire.
I got a new bicycle for my birthday.
synonyms:
achieve, acquire, attain, gain, obtain, receive, secure
similar words:
harvest, inherit, reach, realize, reap, take, win
definition 2: to go after and bring back; fetch.
Go back in the house and get your coat.
synonyms:
fetch, retrieve
similar words:
bring, capture, seize, snatch, take
definition 3: to come under the power of; catch.
She is getting a cold.
synonyms:
catch, contract
similar words:
have, suffer
definition 4: to cause to be in a certain state or to do a particular thing.
Can you help me get this jar open?Dave finally got his suitcase packed.My dad is trying to get the lawn mower to start.
synonyms:
prompt
similar words:
convince, persuade, train
definition 5: to have the opportunity or chance to do something.
Why does Sam always get to stay up late and I have to go to bed?
definition 6: to understand.
Do you get the meaning of the story?
synonyms:
comprehend, follow, grasp, perceive, realize, see, sense, understand
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
absorb, digest, fathom, hear
definition 7: to convince; persuade.
Can't you get him to come with us?
synonyms:
persuade
similar words:
coax, convince, influence, prompt
definition 8: to arrive.
You will get home one way or another.
synonyms:
arrive, come, show up
definition 9: to become.
She is getting mad.
synonyms:
become, grow
similar words:
develop, go, take
phrase: get in
phrase: get out
phrase: get up
phrase: get over
phrase: get across
phrase: get along
phrase: get away with