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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
get across, get along, get on
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gets, getting, got, gotten
definition 1: to gain; obtain; acquire.
I need to get some things at the store.Where did you get that unusual clock?
achieve, acquire, attain, gain, obtain, procure, receive, secure
similar words:
extract, harvest, inherit, reach, realize, reap, take, win
definition 2: to go after and bring back; fetch.
I'll have to go upstairs and get my sweater.
fetch, retrieve
similar words:
bring, capture, seize, snatch, take
definition 3: to be forced to succumb to or take; catch.
I think I'm getting a cold.After painting in the garage, he got a severe headache.
catch, contract, take
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have, suffer
definition 4: to cause to be in a particular state or to do a particular thing.
He tried to get the window open, but it was completely stuck.Did you get your suitcase packed yet?I just noticed that you got your hair cut.I couldn't get the new drill to work properly.
induce, prompt
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convince, persuade, prevail upon, train
definition 5: to make ready; prepare.
I was in the middle of getting dinner when she called.
fix, make, prepare, ready
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definition 6: to comprehend; understand.
Do you get what I'm saying?I don't get the meaning of this sentence.
catch, comprehend, follow, grasp, perceive, realize, see, seize, sense, understand
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absorb, assimilate, digest, fathom, hear
definition 7: to induce; persuade.
How did you get him to agree?
induce, persuade
similar words:
cajole, coax, convince, influence, prevail upon, prompt, wheedle
definition 8: to cause (someone or something) to begin the doing of something.
It can be hard to get the kids moving in the morning.Don't get him talking on that subject; he'll never stop.
definition 9: to evoke an emotional response; affect.
This part of the music always gets me.
affect, impress, move, stir, touch
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arouse, excite, stimulate
definition 10: to take revenge on.
He said he'd get me for talking to the police.
avenge, pay, revenge
similar words:
punish, retaliate
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to reach or arrive (often fol. by "to").
Traffic was heavy, so we didn't get to the beach until noon.Could you tell me how to get to the airport?He got home late last night.
arrive, come, show up
definition 2: to become; to change from one condition or state to another.
I need to take a break because I'm getting tired.It's time to go; it's getting late.
become, grow
similar words:
develop, go, take
definition 3: to move oneself, or succeed in moving oneself, so as to be in a different (specified) position or state with respect to something else.
I was getting out of bed when I fell.The thief got into the house through the basement window.The cat got up the tree easily but couldn't get down.She was in the hospital, but she got out yesterday and she's doing well at home.
definition 4: to begin the doing of something; start.
We'll need to get going early in the morning.
begin, start
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definition 5: to be in the process of reaching a certain state, or to accomplish this process (fol. by a stative verb in the infinitive).
He's getting to be good friends with the boy who lives next door.I got to know him quite well eventually.The longer I knew her, the more I got to like her.
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definition 6: to have the opportunity or chance (to do something).
The kids were happy because they got to stay up late and watch a scary movie.Did you get to see many museums when you were in Washington?
phrase: get across
phrase: get along
part of speech: noun
definition: in tennis and other sports, a difficult return of a ball.
phrase: get on