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GET noun

Definition of get (noun)

  1. a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

GET verb

Definition of get (verb)

  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"
    • synonyms: acquire
  2. 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!"
    • synonyms: become, go
  3. 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"
    • synonyms: have, let
  4. 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"
    • synonyms: find, incur, obtain, receive
  5. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
    • "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
    • synonyms: arrive, come
    • antonym: go away
  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"
    • synonyms: bring, convey, fetch
    • antonym: bear away
  7. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
    • "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
    • synonyms: experience, have, receive
  8. take vengeance on or get even
    • "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
    • synonyms: fix, pay back, pay off
  9. achieve a point or goal
    • "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
    • synonyms: have, make
  10. 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"
    • synonyms: cause, have, induce, make, stimulate
  11. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
    • "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
    • synonyms: capture, catch
  12. 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"
    • synonyms: acquire, develop, grow, produce
  13. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
    • "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
    • synonyms: contract, take
  14. 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"
  15. 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"
    • synonyms: make
  16. move into a desired direction of discourse
    • "What are you driving at?"
    • synonyms: aim, drive
  17. grasp with the mind or develop an understanding 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"
    • synonyms: catch
  18. attract and fix
    • "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
    • synonyms: arrest, catch
  19. 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"
    • synonyms: catch
  20. reach by calculation
    • "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
  21. acquire as a result of some effort or action
    • "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
  22. purchase
    • "What did you get at the toy store?"
  23. perceive by hearing
    • "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
    • synonyms: catch
  24. suffer from the receipt of
    • "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
    • synonyms: catch
  25. receive as a retribution or punishment
    • "He got 5 years in prison"
    • synonyms: receive
  26. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
  27. reach and board
    • "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
  28. irritate
  29. evoke an emotional response
    • "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
  30. apprehend and reproduce accurately
    • "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
    • synonyms: catch
  31. earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
    • "He drew a base on balls"
    • synonyms: draw
  32. overcome or destroy
    • "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish"
  33. be a mystery or bewildering to
  34. 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"
    • synonyms: begin, commence, get down, set about, set out, start, start out
    • antonym: end
  35. 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"
    • synonyms: have, suffer, sustain
  36. make children
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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