1. [ verb ] come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Synonyms: acquire

"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"

Related terms: buy win receive obtain find line_up accept gain borrow find profit partake earn inherit recover buy collect capture win_back come_by isolate pick_up lease catch reclaim preempt enter_upon poll recover press_out turn glom receive learning acquirer acquirer acquirer acquiring
2. [ verb ] enter or assume a certain state or condition
Synonyms: become go

"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!"

Related terms: change_state come take sober_up run break settle grow_into take_effect work sober_up progress progress swim gain
3. [ verb ] cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
Synonyms: have let

: "He got his squad on the ball" "This let me in for a big surprise" "He got a girl into trouble"

Related terms: make
4. [ verb ] receive a specified treatment (abstract)
Synonyms: receive obtain find incur

"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"

Related terms: change take
5. [ verb ] reach a destination; arrive by movement or by making progress
Synonyms: come arrive

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "He got into college" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

Related terms: leave reach land come land drive_in pull_in roll_up plump_in land flood_in advent arrival
6. [ verb ] go or come after and bring or take back
Synonyms: bring fetch convey

"Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

Related terms: take_away transmit deliver retrieve bring come
7. [ verb ] of mental or physical states or experiences
Synonyms: have receive undergo experience

: "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"

Related terms: take suffer respire labor horripilate experience perceive
8. [ verb ] take vengeance on or get even
Synonyms: fix pay_off pay_back

"We'll get them!" "That'll fix him good!" "This time I got him"

Related terms: get_even pay vengeance
9. [ verb ] (sport) achieve a point or goal, as in a sport
Synonyms: make have

"Nicklaus had a 70" "The Brazilian team got 4 goals" "She made 29 points that day"

Related terms: score make
10. [ verb ] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
Synonyms: make cause have induce stimulate

: "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"

Related terms: compel lead let persuade prompt decide encourage bring solicit suborn cause stimulation stimulation causing persuader inducement trigger
11. [ verb ] be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Synonyms: contract take

"He got AIDS" "She came down with pneumonia" "She took a chill"

Related terms: sicken catch catch
12. [ verb ] succeed in catching or seizing, , esp. after a chase
Synonyms: catch capture

"We finally got the suspect" "Did you catch the thief?"

Related terms: clutch seize recapture lasso capture
13. [ verb ] come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
Synonyms: develop grow acquire produce

"He grew a beard" The patient developed abdominal pains" I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

Related terms: change pupate spring work_up sprout stool teethe teeth cut regrow fledge leaf pod develop acquiring
14. [ verb ] give certain properties to something
Synonyms: make

"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 famous physicist" "Make yourself clear"

Related terms: change leave play render
15. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: communicate
16. [ verb ] grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
Synonyms: catch

"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"

Related terms: understand catch
17. [ verb ] move into a desired direction of discourse
Synonyms: aim drive

"What are you driving at?"

Related terms: mean drift
18. [ verb ] attract and fix
Synonyms: catch arrest

"His look caught her" "She caught his eye" "Catch the attention of the waiter"

Related terms: attract attract
19. [ verb ] (mathematics) reach by calculation

"What do you get when you add up these numbers?"

Related terms: calculate
20. [ verb ] reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
Synonyms: catch

: "the rock caught her in the back of the head" "The blow got him in the back" "The punch caught him in the stomach"

Related terms: hit
21. [ verb ] purchase

"What did you get at the toy store?"

Related terms: buy commerce
22. [ verb ] perceive by hearing
Synonyms: catch

"I didn't catch your name" "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

Related terms: hear catch
23. [ verb ] get to or be allowed to do something
Synonyms: may can

"May I go to the movies tonight?" "Can I have some ice cream?" "We got to play video games all day long"

Related terms: must_not calculate
24. [ verb ] acquire as a result of some effort or action

"You cannot get water out of a stone" "Where did she get these news?"

Related terms: may catch
25. [ verb ] take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Synonyms: begin start set_out commence start_out get_down set_about

: "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"

Related terms: end get_cracking launch plunge get_to break_in embark attack jump_off auspicate come_on recommence strike_out fall begin beginning newcomer novice
26. [ verb ] overcome or destroy

"The ice storm got my hibiscus" "the cat got the goldfish"

Related terms: destroy
27. [ verb ] apprehend and reproduce accurately
Synonyms: catch

"She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings" "She got the mood just right in her photographs"

Related terms: reproduce catch
28. [ verb ] (baseball) in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
Synonyms: draw

"He drew a base on balls"

Related terms: effect
29. [ verb ] be a mystery or bewildering to
Synonyms: puzzle bewilder baffle mystify amaze stick stupify stupefy gravel nonplus beat dumbfound pose trounce flummox vex perplex

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

Related terms: confuse stagger elude riddle stump solve puzzle_over mystery bewilderment mystification mystification stupefaction puzzle
30. [ verb ] (medicine) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Synonyms: suffer have sustain

"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"

Related terms: experience break_down crack_up have sick_person
31. [ verb ] (transportation) reach and board

"She got the bus just as it was leaving"

Related terms: catch arrive
32. [ verb ] irritate
Synonyms: get_under_one's_skin

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

Related terms: annoy
33. [ verb ] suffer from the receipt of
Synonyms: catch

"She will catch hell for this behavior!"

Related terms: hurt catch
34. [ verb ] receive as a retribution or punishment
Synonyms: receive

"He got 5 years in prison"

Related terms: catch
35. [ verb ] leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
Synonyms: buzz_off bugger_off fuck_off scram


Related terms: leave
36. [ verb ] evoke an emotional response

"Brahms's 'Requiem' gets me every time"

Related terms: touch
37. [ verb ] make children
Synonyms: sire beget father bring_forth generate mother engender

"Abraham begot Isaac" "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

Related terms: make mother father generation forefather sire
Similar spelling:   geta