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get

get

 
pronunciation:
get
phrases:
get across, get along, get off, get on, get out, get over, get up
part of speech: verb
inflections: gets, getting, got, gotten
definition 1: to gain; obtain.
I need to get some milk at the supermarket.Where did you get that beautiful skirt?
synonyms:
gain, obtain, receive
similar words:
harvest, inherit, reach, realize, take, win
definition 2: to become sick with.
I think I'm getting a cold.
synonyms:
catch
similar words:
have, suffer
definition 3: to cause to do a particular thing or to be in a particular state.
It is difficult to get my son to eat vegetables.It was hard to get the piano into the house.I can't get this window open.
synonyms:
induce
similar words:
convince, persuade
definition 4: to understand.
Do you get the meaning of the article?
synonyms:
comprehend, follow, realize, see, understand
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
absorb, digest, hear
definition 5: to have the opportunity or chance to do something.
The kids are excited because they get to stay overnight with their cousins.
definition 6: to arrive.
I get to work at eight o'clock every day.
synonyms:
arrive, come, show up
definition 7: to become; to enter a different state.
She is getting angry.What time did you get back last night?He fell, and he couldn't get up.
synonyms:
become, grow
similar words:
develop, go
definition 8: to begin the doing of something; start.
Let's get going early in the morning.
synonyms:
begin, start
phrase: get across
phrase: get along
phrase: get off
phrase: get on
phrase: get out
phrase: get over
phrase: get up