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  1. come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. get to or be allowed to do something; "May I go to the movies tonight?"; "Can I have some ice cream?"; "We got to play video games all day long" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; "He got his squad on the ball"; "This let me in for a big surprise"; "He got a girl into trouble" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. grasp with the mind; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding of; "did you catch that allusion?"; "We caught something of his theory in the lecture"; "don't catch your meaning"; "did you get it?"; "She didn't get the joke"; "I just don't get him" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone; "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. Jet, the mineral. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Fashion; manner; custom. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Artifice; contrivance. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To beget; to procreate; to generate. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. To learn. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; - with a following participle. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To betake; to remove; - in a reflexive use. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; - with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. To obtain; procure; win; gain; acquire; receive; deserve; realize; learn; prevail upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  54. To arrive at; become; find time, opportunity, etc.; depart quickly; procreate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  55. Got, gotten. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. Getting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  57. To obtain: to beget offspring: to learn: to persuade: (B.) to betake, to carry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. To arrive or put one's self in any place, state, or condition: to become:-pr.p. getting; pa.t. got; pa.p. got, (obs.) gotten. GET AT, to reach: GET OFF, to escape: GET ON, to proceed, advance: GET OVER, to surmount: GET THROUGH, to finish: GET UP, to arise, to ascend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  59. Got or getten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  60. Got or getton. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. Got. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  62. To arrive; move; become. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  63. To obtain; learn; win; beget. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  64. To gain; procure; acquire; receive; obtain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. To beget; bring about; cause to be. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. To prevail on; persuade. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. To acquire wealth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. To gain possession of; to have; to beget, as offspring; to learn; to prevail on; to procure to be; to betake; to go. To get off, to put off; to pull off, as a coat; to remove, as a stranded vessel; to dispose of. To get on, to put on; to draw or pull on. To get in, to collect and bring under cover. To get out, to draw forth; to draw out; to disengage. To get the day, to gain the victory. To get together, to collect or amass. To get over, to surmount; to recover from. To get above, to surmount. To get up, to bring forward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  69. To arrive at any place or state; to become. To get away or away from, to quit; to disengage one's self from. To get among, to arrive in the midst of. To get before, to arrive in front. To get behind, to fall in the rear. To get back, to return. To get clear, to disengage one's self; to he released. To get down, to descend. To get home, to arrive at one's dwelling. To get in or into, to pass in. To get loose or free, to disengage one's self. To get off, to escape; to alight. To get out, to escape. To get along, to proceed; to advance. To get rid of, to disengage one's self from; to remove. To get together, to assemble. To get up, to rise from a bed or seat; to ascend. To get through, to pass through and reach a point beyond anything; to finish. To get quit of, to get rid of; to disengage one's self from. To get forward, to proceed; to advance; to advance in wealth. To get near, to approach within a small distance. To get ahead, to advance; to prosper. To get on, to proceed; to prosper. To get a mile, or other distance, to pass over it in travelling. To get at, to reach. To get asleep, to fall asleep. To get drunk, to become intoxicated. To get between, to arrive between. To get to, to reach. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  70. To procure; to obtain; to attain; to realise; to bring into a certain condition; to become; to beget. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  71. A contraction for beget. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  72. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle. mso.anu.edu.au
  73. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use. mso.anu.edu.au
  74. To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected. mso.anu.edu.au
  75. get, v.t. to obtain: to seize: to procure or cause to be: to beget offspring: to learn: to persuade: (B.) to betake, to carry.--v.i. to arrive or put one's self in any place, state, or condition: to become:--pr.p. get'ting; pa.t. got; pa.p. got, (obs.) got'ten.--ns. GET'TER, one who gets or obtains: one who begets; GET'TING, a gaining: anything gained: procreation; GET'-UP, equipment: general appearance.--GET AHEAD, ALONG, to make progress, advance; GET AT, to reach, attain; GET OFF, to escape; GET ON, to proceed, advance; GET OUT, to produce: to go away; GET OVER, to surmount; GET ROUND, to circumvent: to persuade, talk over; GET THROUGH, to finish; GET UP, to arise, to ascend: to arrange, prepare. [A.S. gitan, to get.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  76. (got; also p.p. -gotten in comb., as ill-gotten). Obtain, procure, by effort or contrivance, earn (cannot g. a living), gain got little by it), win (g. the upper hand, start, advantage, sun, wind, better, of a person; g. the best of it, be victorious; g. fame, credit, glory, &c.; g. knowledge or wind of, learn, hear rumours of); learn by heart or rote; obtain as result of calculation (we g. 9.5 as the average); receive as gift, wages, &c.; extract by prayer, demand, inquiry, &c. (from, out of; could not g. leave, any supper); come to have (desired thing, as rest, one\'s way, speech of some one, a sight of, possession of; g. religion, be converted); contract (idea &c.; also g. it into one\'s head, be convinced; g. measles &c.; g. person or thing on the brain, think of him exclusively, on one\'s nerves, be irritably affected by him); (of story &c.) g. wind, become known; have inflicted on one, suffer, receive as one\'s lot or penalty, (fall, blow, the worst of it, six months; g. it, be punished, scolded, &c.; g. the BOOT, SACK, MITTEN); (with for or ind. obj.) procure, provide, (got him a place; we can g. it for you); catch (fish &c.); bring in, carry home, (crop) what has got him?, become of him; (colloq.) corner, puzzle, catch in argument, (esp. in perf. & past); (colloq.) take, eat, (dinner &c.); (colloq., in perf.) have (have not got a penny; it has got to be done, must); (of animals) beget; (with compl.) succeed in bringing, placing, &c. (got it overboard, through the custom-house, into the room, &c.), bring into some state (g. with child, make pregnant; g. them ready; g. person upon a subject, make him talk of it; g. ship under way, start her; esp. with p.p. as g. it done, got the laws obeyed), suffer injury &c. to some part of one (got my wrist dislocated; shall g. my feet wet); induce, prevail upon, (person) to do (Intr.): succeed in coming or going to, from, into, out of, through, over, here, there, as far as, &c. (where has it got to?, what has become of it; g. there slang, succeed); (slang) be off, clear out; (with infin.) acquire habit (one soon gets to like it); come to be doing (they got talking); become (g. tired, hot, excited, drunk; g. well, better, recover from illness; g. clear, rid, or quit, of; g. under way, begin to sail; g. done with bring to an end; g. married, used to it shelved). (With prepp.): g. at, reach (whence get-at-able a.), get hold of, ascertain, (slang) tamper with, bribe, &c., (slang) attach, banter, (who are you getting at?, often =trying to impose upon-expressing incredulity); g. into, (colloq.) put on (boots, clothes), (of liquor) affect, confuse. (one\'s head); g. off, dismount from, obtain release from (engagement &c.), not remain on (the grass &c.); g. on mount (horse &c.), rise on one\'s feet or legs to speak in public; g. over, surmount (difficulty), show (evidence, argument) to be unconvincing, recover from (illness) or from surprise at, accomplish (distance, task, &c.), (slang) circumvent; g. round, cajole, evade; g. through, bring to an end, (of Bill &c.) be passed by (Lords, Commons, &c.), while away (time &c.); g. to, begin (business &c.); g. upon, =g. on. (With advv.); g. about, go from place to place, begin walking after illness &c., (of rumours) be circulated; g. abroad, (of rumours) =g. about; g. along, advance, meet with success, fare ill or well &c., manage without something, live harmoniously together or with, (colloq.) g. along with you!, be off, nonsense; g. away, escape, start, (imperat.) be off!; g. back, come home &c., recover (lost thing); g. down, dismount; g. in, be elected as M.P., enter (carriage), bring home (crop), collect (debts &c.), fit (work &c.) into given time, succeed in placing (blow), g. one\'s hand in, become at home with some operation, can\'t g. in a word EDGEWAYS; g. off, escape (t. & i.), start, go to sleep, be acquitted or pardoned, be let off with or for specified penalty, procure acquittal or slight penalty for (person); g. on, don, display (pace), advance, make progress, prosper, fare, manage without something, agree or live sociably with, be getting on for, approaching (an age &c.); g. out, (imperat.) be off!, nonsense!, transpire, elicit, succeed in uttering, publishing, &c.; g. out of, issue or escape from (got out of bed on wrong side, is in bad temper; g. out of sight, one\'s depth, disappear, be in too deep water to stand; g. out of hand, break from control, also finish work &c.), abandon (habit) gradually, evade doing, elicit (information) or obtain (money from (person); g. through, bring to or reach destination, (of Bill) be passed in Parliament, succeed in an examination; g. through with, succeed in doing or enduring; g. together, collect (t. & i.); g. under, subdue (fire); g. up, rise esp. from bed, mount esp. on horseback, (of fire, wind, sea) begin to be violent, (of game) rise from cover, (of cricket-ball) rise sharply from pitch, organize, set on foot, (of laundress) dress (linen), make presentable, arrange the appearance of, (hair, the person, mounting of play, binding& print of book), make rise (I got my, his, back up, became, made him, angry or stubborn), produce (g. up steam, enough to work engine, also fig. of working one-self into anger or energy), work up (factitious emotion; subject for examination &c.). Hence gettable a. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  77. Begetting, offspring, (of animals, esp. in sporting talk). Concise Oxford Dictionary

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