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get

get

pronunciation:
get
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
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?
synonyms:
achieve, acquire, attain, gain, obtain, procure, receive, secure
similar words:
extract, harvest, inherit, reach, realize, reap, take, win
definition 2: to pursue and then acquire (something); fetch.
I'll have to go upstairs and get my sweater.
synonyms:
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.
synonyms:
catch, contract, take
similar words:
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 couldn't get the new drill to work properly.
synonyms:
induce, prompt
similar words:
convince, persuade, prevail upon, train
definition 5: to make ready; prepare.
I was in the middle of getting dinner when she called.
synonyms:
fix, make, prepare, ready
similar words:
cook
definition 6: to comprehend; understand.
Do you get what I'm saying?I don't get the meaning of this sentence.
synonyms:
catch, comprehend, follow, grasp, perceive, realize, see, seize, sense, understand
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
absorb, assimilate, digest, fathom, hear
definition 7: to evoke an emotional response; affect.
This part of the music always gets me.
synonyms:
affect, impress, move, stir, touch
similar words:
arouse, excite, stimulate
definition 8: to take revenge on.
He said he'd get me for talking to the police.
synonyms:
avenge, pay, revenge
similar words:
punish, retaliate
definition 9: to induce; persuade.
How did you get him to agree?
synonyms:
induce, persuade
similar words:
cajole, coax, convince, influence, prevail upon, prompt, wheedle
 
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.
synonyms:
arrive, come, show up
definition 2: to become; to change from one state to another.
I need to take a break because I'm getting tired.It's time to go; it's getting late.She got out of the hospital yesterday and she's doing well at home.
synonyms:
become, grow
similar words:
develop, go, take
definition 3: to move so as to be in a different position or state.
The thief got into the house through the basement window.The cat got up the tree easily but couldn't get down.I was getting out of bed when I fell.
definition 4: to begin the doing of something; start.
We'll need to get going early in the morning.
synonyms:
begin, start
similar words:
proceed
definition 5: 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.
synonyms:
retrieve
phrase: get on