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get Explained

get at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[get]

get at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(got)
(gotten)

get at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1200, from O.N. geta "to obtain, reach" (p.t. gatum, pp. getenn), from P.Gmc. *getan, from PIE base *ghed- "seize" (cf. Gk. khandanein "to hold, contain," second element in L. prehendere "to grasp, seize," Welsh gannu "to hold, contain," O.C.S. gadati "to guess, suppose"). Meaning "to seize mentally, grasp" is from 1892. O.E., as well as Du. and Fris., had the root only in compounds (cf. beget, forget). Vestiges of O.E. cognate *gietan remain obliquely in pp. gotten and original pt. gat. The word and phrases built on it take up 29 columns in the O.E.D. 2nd edition. Slang get over "recover, rebound" is from 1687. Getaway "escape" is from 1852. Get-up "equipment or costume" is from 1847. Get-rich-quick (adj.) is from 1902. Get wind of "become acquainted with" is from 1840, from earlier to get wind "to get out, become known" (1722). ///

get at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense got past participle got /g[hA361]t $ g[hA35A][hA359]t/ BrE gotten /g[hA361]tn $ g[hA35A][hA359]tn/ AmE present participle getting // ----------//
1 receive:
2 obtain:
3 bring:
4 buy:
5 money:
6 have a feeling/idea:
7 have/experience:
8 illness:
9 achieve:
10 receive a punishment:
11 arrive:
12 reach a point:
13 get (somebody) somewhere/anywhere/nowhere:
14 move:
15 make something move:
16 travel:
17 become:
18 make somebody/something become something:
19 be hurt/broken etc:
20 make something happen to somebody/something:
21 make something do something:
22 make somebody do something:
23 understand:
24 cook:
25 radio/television:
26 answer the door/telephone:
27 catch somebody:
28 hurt/kill somebody:
29 trick somebody:
30 on the telephone:
31 get doing something:
32 get to do something:
33 get to like/know/understand somebody/something:
34 you get something:
35 you've got me (there):
36 it/what gets me:
37 get this: Phrasal verbs// get about// get across// get ahead// get along// get around// get around to something// get at somebody/something// get away// get away from somebody/something// get away with something// get back// get back at somebody// get back to somebody// get behind// get by// get down// get down to something// get in// get in on something// get in with somebody// get into something// get off// get off on something// get off with somebody// get on// get onto somebody/something// get out// get out of something// get over// get round// get round to something// get through// get (something) through to somebody// get to somebody/something// get together// get up// get up to something// ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old Norse; Origin: geta]//
1 RECEIVE: [T not in passive] to receive something that someone gives you or sends you// --She got loads of presents.// --What did you get for Christmas?// --We get a lot of junk mail.// get sth from sb// --We got a letter from Pam this morning.// get sth off sb// spoken informal // --I got it off my Dad.// --I got a few games free when I bought my computer. see usage note gain1 //
2 OBTAIN: [T] to obtain something by finding it, asking for it, or paying for it// --We need to get help quickly!// --It would be a good idea to get professional advice.// --You may be able to get a grant from the local authority.// --He cleared his throat to get our attention.// get sth for sb// --I want you to get some information for me.// get sb sth// --His father managed to get him a job at the local factory.//
3 BRING: [T] to bring someone or something back from somewhere// --Run upstairs and get a pillow.// --I went back into the office to get a pen.// --Shall I go and get the phone book?// get sb/sth from sth// --She's just gone to get the kids from school.// get sth for sb// --I'll get a towel for you.// get sb sth// --I'll get you a chair. see usage note bring//
4 BUY: [T] // a) to buy something// --Where did you get that jacket?// get sth for sb// --Joe's going to get tickets for all of us.// get sb sth// --While you're out, could you get me some batteries?// get yourself sth// --He's just got himself a new van.// get sth from sth// --I usually get vegetables from the supermarket.// get sth for $20/[hA124]100/50p etc // --You can get a decent PC for about [hA124]500 now.// --It's a lovely coat, and I managed to get it cheap in the sales.// b) spoken to pay for something for someone else// --I'll get these drinks.// c) to buy a newspaper regularly// --My parents always used to get the Daily Telegraph.//
5 MONEY: [T] // a) to receive money for doing work// --Hospital doctors get a minimum of [hA124]50,000 a year.// get [hA124]2000/$4000 etc for doing sth // --He gets [hA124]4 an hour for stacking shelves at the local supermarket.// b) to receive money when you sell something// get [hA124]100/$200 etc for sth // --You should get a couple of hundred pounds for your old car.// --Did you get a good price for it? see usage note gain1 //
6 HAVE A FEELING/IDEA: [T] to start to have a feeling or an idea// --She began to get an uncomfortable feeling that she was being watched.// --I got a terrible shock when I saw how ill he looked.// --I got the impression that everyone was fed up with us.// get pleasure from/out of sth // --She gets a lot of pleasure from her garden.//
7 HAVE/EXPERIENCE: [T] to have, do, or experience something// --You don't get enough exercise.// --I never get time to read these days.// --The west of the country gets quite a lot of rain.// --We might get the chance to go to America this year.//
8 ILLNESS: [T not in passive] to catch an illness// --I got flu last winter and was in bed for three weeks.// --She was worried she might get food poisoning.//
9 ACHIEVE: [T] to achieve something// --I got 98% in my last maths test.// --the person who gets the highest score//
10 RECEIVE A PUNISHMENT: [T] to receive something as a punishment// --He got ten years in prison for his part in the robbery.//
11 ARRIVE: [I always + adverb/preposition] to arrive somewhere// --What time will we get there?// --We didn't get home until midnight.// get to// --We got to Paris that evening.//
12 REACH A POINT: [I always + adverb/preposition] to reach a particular point or stage of something// --I've got as far as chapter 5.// --I couldn't wait to get to the end of the book.// --Where have you got up to in the story?// --It was disappointing to lose, having got this far in the competition.//
13 get (sb) somewhere/anywhere/nowhere: if you get somewhere, or if an action gets you somewhere, you make progress// --I think we're getting somewhere at last.// --We didn't seem to be getting anywhere.// --I've tried arguing, but it got me nowhere.//
14 MOVE: [I always +adverb/preposition] to move or go somewhere// --Get out of my house!// --We managed to get past the guards.// --They shouted at us to get back.// --Peter got to his feet (=stood up) .//
15 MAKE SOMETHING MOVE: [T always + adverb/preposition] to make something or someone move to a different place or position, especially with some difficulty// --I couldn't get the disk out of the computer.// --Could you help me get the wardrobe up the stairs?// --We must get food and emergency aid into the area as quickly as possible.//
16 TRAVEL: [T] to travel somewhere on a train, bus etc// --You can get a bus to the station.// --I got the 9:15 from London to Edinburgh.//
17 BECOME: [linking verb] to change to a new feeling, situation, or state// become// --Don't get upset.// --She soon got bored with the job.// --He calmed down as he got older.// --Eat your dinner before it gets cold.// --This is getting silly.// get to be sth// informal // --It's getting to be a problem.// --How did you get to be so smart? see usage note become//
18 MAKE SOMEBODY/SOMETHING BECOME SOMETHING: [T] to make someone or something change to a new feeling, situation, or state// --Sometimes she gets me so angry!// --Don't get the children too excited.// --He was terrified of getting her pregnant.// --It took them fifteen minutes to get the boat ready.//
19 BE HURT/BROKEN ETC: [linking verb, T] used to say that something, especially something bad, happens to someone or something// get hurt/broken/stolen etc // --You might get hurt if you stand there.// --Mind the camera doesn't get broken.// --My dad got killed in a car crash.// --I knew I would get shouted at if I was late home.// --This is a question we very often get asked.// get sth caught/stuck etc // --She got her foot caught in the wire.//
20 MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN TO SOMEBODY/SOMETHING: [T] // a) to accidentally make someone or something experience something// --You're going to get us all killed!// --Mind you don't get yourself burned.// b) to do something, or arrange for it to be done// --I need to get the washing machine fixed.// --We must get this work finished on time.//
21 MAKE SOMETHING DO SOMETHING: [T not in passive] to make something do a particular thing// get sth to do sth// --I couldn't get the engine to start.// get sth doing sth// --We got the lawn mower working again eventually.//
22 MAKE SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING: [T not in passive] to persuade or force someone to do something// get sb to do sth// --I'll get Terry to check the wiring for me.// --We couldn't get him to sign the agreement.// get sb doing sth// --In the end, we got the children clearing the playground.//
23 UNDERSTAND: [T not in passive or progressive] informal to understand something// --I don't think she got the joke.// --I don't get it - it doesn't make sense.// get what/how/who etc// --I still don't get how she knew about the meeting.//
24 COOK: [T not in passive] to prepare food or a meal// --She's just getting lunch.// get sb sth// --Shall I get you a sandwich?//
25 RADIO/TELEVISION: [T not in passive or progressive] to be able to receive a particular radio signal, television station etc// --Can you get satellite TV here?//
26 ANSWER THE DOOR/TELEPHONE: [T] informal to answer the door or telephone// --Can you get the phone for me?//
27 CATCH SOMEBODY: [T] to catch someone// --The police got him in the end.//
28 HURT/KILL SOMEBODY: [T] informal to attack, hurt, or kill someone// --The other gang members threatened to get him if he went to the police.// --I'll get you for this!//
29 TRICK SOMEBODY: [T] informal to deceive or trick someone// --I got you that time!//
30 ON THE TELEPHONE: [T] if you get someone on the telephone, they answer the telephone when you have made a call, and so you talk to them// --I tried phoning him at work, but I just got his secretary.//
31 get doing sth: to begin doing something// --We got talking about the old days.// --I think we should get going quite soon.// --What are we all waiting for? Let's get moving!//
32 get to do sth: informal to have the opportunity to do something// --We got to meet all the stars after the show.// --She gets to travel all over the place with her job.//
33 get to like/know/understand sb/sth: to gradually begin to like, know, or understand someone or something// --It'll take a while for you to get to know everyone.// --After a while, I got to like him.//
34 spoken you get sth: used to say that something happens or exists// --I didn't know you got tigers in Europe.//
35 spoken you've got me (there): used to say you do not know the answer to something//
36 spoken it/what gets me: used to say that something really annoys you// --It really gets me the way he leaves wet towels on the bathroom floor.// --What gets me is their attitude.//
37 spoken get this: especially AmE used to draw attention to something surprising or interesting that you are about to mention// --And the whole thing only cost - get this - $12.95.// have got at have2 // get about phr v//
1 to go or travel to different places: --She's eighty now, and doesn't get about much any more.// --He's got an old van which he uses for getting about.//
2 if news or information gets about, it is told to a lot of people: --I don't really want this to get about.// get across phr v// to succeed in communicating an idea or piece of information to someone, or to be communicated successfully// get sth → across// --It took him ages to get his point across.// --We must get across the simple fact that drugs are dangerous.// --The message isn't getting across.// get across to// --It is important that we get this message across to voters.// get ahead phr v// to be successful and do better than other people in a job or work// --She soon found that it wasn't easy to get ahead in the movie business.// get along phr v//
1 if two or more people get along, they have a friendly relationship: --We've always got along quite well.// get along with// --They seem to get along with each other.//
2 to deal with a job or situation or to make progress: --How's Sam getting along at university?// get along without// --Don't worry, we'll get along without you.//
3 spoken I must/I'd better be getting along: used to say that it is time for you to leave, for example because you have something else to do// get around phr v//
1 get around (sth): to go or travel to different places// --We had to use public transport to get around.// --It's quite easy to get around London.//
2 if news or information gets around, it is told to a lot of people: --News of the accident soon got around.// --Word got around that the department might be closed.//
3 get around sth: to avoid something that is difficult or causes problems for you// --I think we should be able to get around most of these problems.// --She was always very clever at getting around the rules.// get around to [get around to sth] phr v// to do something that you have been intending to do for some time// --I meant to phone her yesterday, but I never got around to it.// get around to doing sth// --We finally got around to clearing out the garage.// get at / [get at sb/sth] phr v//
1 CRITICIZE: to keep criticizing someone in an unkind way// --Why is he always getting at me?// --He felt he was being got at by the other students.//
2 be getting at sth: to be trying to say something in a way that is difficult for other people to understand// --What are you getting at, Helen?// --Do you see the point I'm getting at?//
3 REACH: to be able to reach something// --We had to move the washing machine out to get at the wiring behind it.//
4 INFORMATION: to discover information, especially the truth about a situation// --I was determined to get at the truth.//
5 THREATEN: informal to use threats to influence the decision of people who are involved in a court case// --Do you think some of the jury have been got at?// get away phr v//
1 LEAVE: to leave a place, especially when this is not easy// --The meeting dragged on, and I didn't get away until seven.// get away from// --I like to get away from London at the weekend.//
2 ON HOLIDAY: informal to take a holiday away from the place you normally live// --Will you manage to get away this summer?// get away to// --We're hoping to get away to Scotland for a few days.//
3 ESCAPE: to escape from someone who is chasing you or trying to catch you// --The three men got away in a stolen car.// get away from// --We knew it wouldn't be easy to get away from the police.// get away with// --The thieves got away with jewellery worth over [hA124]50,000.//
4 get away!: BrE spoken used to say you are very surprised by something or do not believe it//
5 the one that got away: something good that you nearly had or that nearly happened// get away from / [get away from sb/sth] phr v//
1 to avoid something that is difficult or unpleasant for you, or something that limits what you can do in some way: --I needed to get away from the pressures of work for a while.// --She wanted to get away from the traditional ideas of what theatre is about.// -- There is no getting away from this fact (=you cannot avoid or deny this fact) .//
2 to begin to talk about other things rather than the subject you are supposed to be discussing: --I think we're getting away from the main issue.//
3 get away from it all: to have a relaxing holiday// --You need to get away from it all for a couple of weeks.// get away with [get away with sth] phr v//
1 to not be caught or punished when you have done something wrong: --Watch Frank - he'll cheat if he thinks he can get away with it.// --No one insults my family and gets away with it!//
2 get away with murder: informal to not be punished for doing something wrong// --Some of those children get away with murder!//
3 to receive only a small punishment for something: --The charge was reduced to manslaughter, and she got away with three years in prison.//
4 to do something without experiencing any problems or difficulties, even though it is not the best thing to do: --At school he had always got away with doing the bare minimum amount of work.// --The colour's not quite right, but I think you'll get away with it.// get back phr v//
1 RETURN: to return to a place// --I'll talk to you when I get back.// get back to// --He got back to the office just before lunchtime.//
2 DO SOMETHING AGAIN: to start doing something again or talking about something again// get back to// --Let's get back to the main point of the discussion.// --Well, I must get back to work.// get back into// --Have you ever thought about getting back into teaching?//
3 BE IN STATE AGAIN: to change to a previous state or condition again// get back to// --Life was beginning to get back to normal .// --I couldn't get back to sleep .// get back together// --Do you think they'll get back together (=start having a relationship again) ?//
4 GET SOMETHING AGAIN: get sth → back// to get something again after you have lost it or someone else has taken it// --Did you get your books back?//
5 PUNISH SOMEBODY: get sb back// informal to do something to hurt or harm someone who has hurt or harmed you// get somebody back for// --I'll get you back for this!// get back at [get back at sb] phr v// to do something to hurt or harm someone who has hurt or harmed you// --He'll probably go out with her just to get back at me.// get back to [get back to sb] phr v// to talk to someone or telephone them later in order to answer a question or give them information// --I'll find out the prices and get back to you.// get behind phr v//
1 if you get behind with a job, payments, rent etc, you do not do or pay as much of it as you should have by a particular time: get behind with// --I don't want to get behind with my work.// --You can always catch up later if you get behind.//
2 get behind sb: informal to support someone// --The crowd really got behind them and cheered them on.// get by phr v// to have enough money to buy the things you need, but no more// --I don't earn a huge salary, but we get by.// get by on// --Sometimes they had to get by on very little.// get down phr v//
1 MAKE SOMEBODY SAD: get sb down// to make someone feel unhappy and tired// --His lack of social life was beginning to get him down.//
2 WRITE SOMETHING DOWN: get sth → down// to write something, especially something that someone is saying// --He was followed by a group of reporters trying to get down every word he said.// --It's important to get things down on paper.//
3 EAT/DRINK: get sth down (sb)// to eat or drink something, or persuade someone else to eat or drink something// --I knew I'd feel better once I'd got some food down.// --Get that tea down you.// --He still says he's not hungry, and I can't get anything down him.//
4 AFTER A MEAL: BrE to leave the table after a meal - used by children or when you are talking to children// --Please may I get down?// get down to [get down to sth] phr v// to start doing something that is difficult or needs a lot of time or energy// --It's time we got down to work.// --We need to get down to some serious talking.// get down to doing sth// --I always find it hard to get down to revising.// get in phr v//
1 ENTER: to enter a place, especially when this is difficult// --We managed to get in through a window.// --The theatre was already full, and we couldn't get in.//
2 ARRIVE: if a train, plane etc gets in at a particular time, it arrives at that time// --What time does the bus get in?// get in to// --We get in to Heathrow at ten o'clock.//
3 GET HOME: to arrive home// --We didn't get in until late.// --What time do the boys get in from school?//
4 BE ELECTED: to be elected to a position of political power// --The Conservatives have promised to increase spending on health and education if they get in.//
5 COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY: to be allowed to be a student at a university, college etc// --I applied to Bristol University, but I didn't get in.//
6 BUY A SUPPLY: get sth → in// to buy a supply of something// --I must remember to get some food in for the weekend.//
7 CROPS: get sth → in// to gather a crop and bring it to a sheltered place// --The whole village was involved with getting the harvest in.//
8 ASK FOR WORKER: get sb → in// to ask someone to come to your home to do a job, especially to repair something// --We'll have to get a plumber in.//
9 GIVE SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY: get sth in// to send something to a particular place or give it to a particular person// --Please can you get your essays in by Thursday.// --It's best to get your insurance claim in as quickly as possible.//
10 DO SOMETHING: get sth → in// to manage to do something even though you do not have much time// --We're hoping to get in a game of golf over the weekend.// get in on [get in on sth] phr v// to become involved in something that other people are doing or planning// --Quite a few companies would like to get in on the project.// --The scheme has proved very successful, and now other local authorities are keen to get in on the act (=become involved in something exciting or interesting) .// get in with [get in with sb] phr v// to become friendly with someone// --He got in with a bad crowd and started getting into trouble.// get into [get into sth] //
1 ENTER: to enter a place, especially when this is difficult// --The door was locked and we couldn't get into the house.//
2 ARRIVE: to arrive at a place// --What time do we get into New York?//
3 BE ELECTED: to be elected to a parliament// --He first got into parliament in 1982.//
4 COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY: to be allowed to be a student at a university, college etc// --She got into Edinburgh University.//
5 TEAM: to be made a member of a team// --Do you think you might get into the Olympic team this year?//
6 START DOING SOMETHING: to start doing or feeling something, or being in a particular situation// --He's started getting into trouble at school.// --My parents were always terrified of getting into debt.// --She got into the habit of going for long walks by herself.// --He got into a terrible temper and started throwing things around.//
7 BECOME INVOLVED: to begin to be involved in doing something// --How did you first get into script writing?// --She was starting to get into politics.//
8 ENJOY: informal to begin to enjoy something or be interested in it// --I first got into jazz when I was at college.//
9 CLOTHING: informal to put on a piece of clothing, especially when this is difficult because the piece of clothing is too small for you// --I don't know how she managed to get into those trousers.//
10 what's got into sb?: spoken used to express surprise that someone is behaving very differently from the way they usually behave// --I don't know what's got into Sally recently.// get off phr v//
1 LEAVE: to leave a place, or to help someone to leave a place// --We'll try and get off straight after lunch.// get off sth// --Get off my land!// get sb off// --I'll phone you as soon as I've got the children off to school.//
2 FINISH WORK: get off (sth)// to finish work and leave the place where you work at the end of the day// --I usually get off at six o'clock.// --What time do you get off work ?//
3 SEND SOMETHING: get sth off// to send a letter or package by post// --I'll have to get this letter off by tonight.// get something off to// --I'll get the forms off to you today.//
4 CLOTHING: get sth off// to remove a piece of clothing// --Why don't you get those wet clothes off?//
5 NOT BE PUNISHED: if someone gets off, they are not punished for doing something wrong, or they receive only a small punishment// --In the end he got off because there wasn't enough evidence against him.// --The police felt he had got off very lightly.// get off with// --If you're lucky, you'll get off with a fine.//
6 HELP SOMEBODY NOT BE PUNISHED: get sb off// to help someone avoid being punished for a crime// --Her lawyers were confident that they could get her off.//
7 SLEEP: get (sb) off// to go to sleep, or to help a child go to sleep// --I went to bed but couldn't get off to sleep .// --It took us ages to get the baby off.//
8 get off to a good/bad etc start: to start in a particular way// --The day had got off to a bad start.//
9 STOP TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING: get off sth// to stop talking about a subject// --Can we get off the subject of death, please?//
10 STOP TOUCHING SOMETHING: get off (sth/sb)// informal used to tell someone to stop touching something or someone// --Get off me!// --Get off those cakes, or there'll be trouble.// --Get off (=stop touching me) !//
11 tell sb where to get off: informal to tell someone that they are asking you for too much or are behaving in a way you will not accept// --He wanted [hA124]50, but I told him where to get off.//
12 get off your butt/ass: AmE spoken not polite used to tell someone that they should stop being lazy and start doing something useful// get off on [get off on sth] phr v// to become excited by something, especially sexually excited// get off with [get off with sb] phr v// to start a sexual relationship with someone// --She spent the whole evening trying to get off with Phil.// get on phr v//
1 LIKE SOMEBODY: especially BrE if people get on, they like each other and have a friendly relationship with each other// get on with// --I've always got on well with Henry.// --The two boys get on well most of the time.//
2 PROGRESS: to deal with a job or situation or to make progress// --How is George getting on at school?// get on with// --How are you getting on with your essay?// get on without// --I don't know how we'll get on without Michael.//
3 CONTINUE DOING SOMETHING: to continue doing something// get on with// --Be quiet and get on with your work!//
4 BE SUCCESSFUL: to be successful in your job// --You'll have to work hard if you want to get on.//
5 CLOTHING: get sth on// to put a piece of clothing on// --I can't get my boots on!//
6 be getting on: a) if time is getting on, it is quite late// --Come on, it's getting on and we ought to go home.// --I realized that time was getting on and we would have to hurry.// b) informal if someone is getting on, they are quite old//
7 getting on for 90/10 o'clock/2000 etc: almost a particular age, time, number etc// --Mrs McIntyre must be getting on for 90 by now.// --The total cost was getting on for $100,000.//
8 get it on: AmE informal to have sex//
9 get on with it!: spoken used to tell someone to hurry// --Will you lot stop messing around and get on with it!//
10 let sb get on with it: informal to let someone do something on their own, and not help them or tell them what to do// --She wanted to decorate her room, so I just let her get on with it.// get onto / [get onto sb/sth] phr v//
1 SPEAK/WRITE TO SOMEBODY: informal to speak or write to someone// --I'll get onto my lawyer about this.//
2 LEARN ABOUT SOMEBODY: informal to find out about someone who has been doing something wrong// --How did the police get onto him?//
3 BE ELECTED: to be elected as a member of a committee, a political organization etc// --She was quite keen to get onto the management committee.//
4 TALK ABOUT SOMETHING: to begin to talk about a subject after you have been discussing something else// --After a few minutes they got onto the subject of the election.//
5 DO SOMETHING: informal to start dealing with something// --Right, I'll get onto it straight away.// get out phr v//
1 LEAVE: to leave a room or building// --You ought to get out into the fresh air.// --Mary screamed at me to get out.// get out of// --Get out of the kitchen!//
2 ESCAPE: to escape from a place// --Some of the animals had got out.// get out of// --He was determined to get out of prison.//
3 HELP SOMEBODY ESCAPE: get sb out// to help someone leave a place or escape from a place// --It's important to get these people out as soon as possible.// get somebody out of// --We knew it was going to be difficult to get him out of the country.//
4 TAKE SOMETHING FROM A PLACE: get sth → out// to take something from the place where it is kept// --She got out her violin and started to play.//
5 INFORMATION: if information gets out, a lot of people then know it although it is meant to be secret// --We have to make absolutely certain that none of this gets out.// --It's bound to get out that he's retiring soon.//
6 PRODUCE SOMETHING: get sth → out// to produce a book or other product that can be sold to people// --We're hoping to get the new catalogue out next week.//
7 SAY SOMETHING: get sth → out// to succeed in saying something, especially when this is very difficult// --I wanted to tell him I loved him, but couldn't get the words out.// get out of [get out of sth] phr v//
1 AVOID DOING SOMETHING: to avoid doing something you have promised to do or are supposed to do// --See if you can get out of that meeting tomorrow.// get out of doing sth// --He's trying to get out of tidying his room.//
2 STOP DOING SOMETHING: to stop doing something or being involved in something// --I wanted to get out of teaching.//
3 MAKE SOMEBODY GIVE/TELL YOU SOMETHING: get sth out of sb// to force or persuade someone to tell you something or give you something// --I was determined to get the truth out of her.//
4 ENJOY SOMETHING: get sth out of sth// to enjoy something you do or experience, or to learn something as a result// --I hope he got something out of his visit.// get sth out of doing sth// --Children can get a lot out of being involved in community projects.// get over //
1 ILLNESS: get over sth// to become well again after an illness// --It's taken me ages to get over the flu.//
2 UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE: get over sth// to begin to feel better after a very upsetting experience// --She never got over the death of her son.//
3 IDEAS/INFORMATION: get sth → over// to succeed in communicating ideas or information to other people// get something → over to// --It's important that we get this message over to young people.//
4 FINISH SOMETHING: get sth over// also get sth over with // to do and finish something difficult that you have to do// --I'll be in touch once I've got my exams over.// --I can't wait to get the interview over with.//
5 PROBLEM/DIFFICULTY: get over sth// to successfully deal with a problem or difficulty// --I don't know how we're going to get over this problem.// --Once we've got over the first few months, we should be making a reasonable profit.//
6 can't/couldn't get over sth: spoken used to say that you are very surprised, shocked, or amused by something// --I can't get over how well you look.// get round phr v//
1 if news or information gets round, it is told to a lot of people: --News like this soon gets round.//
2 get round sth: to avoid something that is difficult or causes problems for you// --There must be a way of getting round this problem.// --Most companies manage to get round the restrictions.//
3 get round sb: to gently persuade someone to do what you want by being nice to them// --I know how to get round Chris.// get round to [get round to sth] phr v// to do something that you have been intending to do for some time// --I keep meaning to put a lock on it, but I never get round to it.// get round to doing sth// --I haven't got round to unpacking from my holiday yet.// get through phr v//
1 DO WORK: get through sth// to do an amount of work// --We got through half the application forms this morning.// --We've got a lot of work to get through.//
2 USE SOMETHING: get through sth// informal to use a lot of something// --You wouldn't believe the amount of food children can get through in a week!//
3 SPEND MONEY: get through sth// informal to spend a lot of money// --He can get through [hA124]100 in one evening.//
4 DIFFICULT TIME: get (sb) through sth// to come successfully to the end of an unpleasant experience or period of time, or to help someone do this// --I don't know how we're going to get through the winter.// --It was their love that got me through those first difficult months.//
5 TEST/COMPETITION: get (sb/sth) through (sth)// to be successful in a test or competition, or to make sure that someone or something is successful// --I finally managed to get through my driving test.// --I knew it was going to be difficult to get the car through its MOT test.// get (somebody/something) through (something) to// --Liverpool have got through to the final of the FA Cup.//
6 REACH A PERSON/PLACE: to reach a place or person that is difficult to reach// get through to// --Aid agencies have been unable to get through to the thousands of refugees stranded on the border.//
7 BY TELEPHONE: to succeed in speaking to someone on the telephone// --I tried phoning her office, but I couldn't get through.// get through to// --At last I managed to get through to one of the managers.//
8 NEW LAW: get (sth) through (sth)// if a new law gets through parliament, or if someone gets it through, it is officially approved// --Anti-hunting legislation will never get through the House of Lords.// --Once again we failed to get the Bill through Parliament.// get () through to [get (sth) through to sb] phr v// to succeed in making someone understand something, especially when this is difficult// --I couldn't seem to get through to her.// --How can I get it through to him that this is really important?// get to / [get to sb/sth] phr v//
1 to make someone feel annoyed or upset: --I'm under a lot of pressure at work, and sometimes it gets to me a bit.// --Don't let things get to you.//
2 get to thinking/wondering sth: informal to start thinking something// --He got to thinking how disappointed his parents would be.// get together phr v//
1 if people get together, they meet in order to spend time with each other: --We must get together some time for a drink.//
2 if two people get together, they start a romantic or sexual relationship:
3 get sth → together: to collect things together// --I need to get some paperwork together for the meeting.//
4 get sb → together: to bring people together to make a group// --He got together a group of local businessmen to discuss the problem.//
5 get sth → together: to succeed in getting enough money to do or buy something// --We're trying to get together enough money to buy a flat.//
6 get sth together: informal to change your life so that it is organized and you are in control of it// --He's just trying to get his life together at the moment.// get yourself together// --I'm staying with my parents for a while, until I've got myself together a bit.//
7 get it together: spoken to be organized and successful in your life, job etc// --The government can't seem to get it together on the environment.// get up phr v//
1 get (sb) up: to get out of your bed after sleeping, or to make someone get out of their bed// --We didn't get up until lunch time.// --Get me up at seven, would you?//
2 to stand up: --He got up and walked over to the window.//
3 if a wind or storm gets up, it starts and gets stronger:
4 be got up as/in sth: BrE informal to be dressed in particular clothes// --He arrived at the party got up as Count Dracula.// --The men were all got up in suits.//
5 get it up: informal to get an erection(1)// get up to [get up to sth] phr v// to do something, especially something slightly bad// --Go upstairs and see what the kids are getting up to.// --What did you get up to at the weekend?//

get at Swedish => English Of Explained:

wnga

get at Swedish => english Of Explained:

goat

get at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Jewish divorce document written in Aramaic and obtained from a rabbinic court. In Orthodox and Conservative Judaism it is the only valid way to end a marriage, though outside Israel a civil divorce is required first. In Reform Judaism a civil divorce suffices. To obtain a get, mutual consent of husband and wife is usually required, except in special cases such as apostasy, impotence, insanity, or refusal to cohabit.

get at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

778 Moby Thesaurus words for "get":
OD, absorb, accede to, accept, access, accumulate, acquire, addle,
admit, advance, affect, age, aggravate, agree with, alight, amaze,
anger, annex, annoy, answer, apparel, appreciate, apprehend,
approach, arise, arouse, arrange, arrest, arrive, arrive at,
ascend, ascertain, assemble, assimilate, associate with, assume,
attend to, attire, avails, avoid, awaken, back, badger, baffle,
bag, bait, bamboozle, be agreeable, be at, be brought down,
be changed, be converted into, be felled, be informed, be into,
be off, be paid, be responsible for, be seized of, be struck down,
be successful, be traumatized, be up to, be with one, beat,
beat it, become, become acquainted with, become aware of,
become known, bedevil, beget, begone, beset, bewilder, blast,
blot out, boggle, book, bother, bottom, bound, box office,
break away, break free, break out, breed, breed true, bribe, bring,
bring back, bring down, bring on, bring upon, bristle,
broaden the mind, brood, brown off, buffalo, bug, bullyrag,
bump off, burn up, buy, bypass, cajole, call for, call forth,
canter, capital gains, capture, carp, catch, catch cold, catch on,
catch up, cause, chalk up, chase after, children, chivy, circulate,
circumvent, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, cleanup, clear,
clear out, clear profit, clear up, clench, climb, climb down,
climb up, clinch, clothe, clutch, coax, collapse, collar, collect,
come, come back, come by, come down, come down with, come in,
come in for, come into, come to, come to be, come to terms,
commissions, communicate, communicate with, compass, complete,
comprehend, conceive, concentrate on, conclude, confound, confuse,
congregate, contact, contemplate, contract, contrive, convene,
cope, copulate, corral, corrupt, crack, cram the mind, create,
credit, credits, criticize, croak, cross, crossbreed, damage, daze,
debug, decipher, deck out, decode, deject, delineate, depart,
deplane, depress, derive, derive from, descend, descend from,
describe, detail, determine, detrain, devil, devise, dig, digest,
disappear, discompose, discourage, discover, discuss, disembark,
disentangle, dishearten, dismount, dispirit, disposable income,
distemper, disturb, dividend, dividends, divine, do, do in,
do well, doff, dog, don, dope, dope out, drag down, drag out,
drain off, draw, draw down, draw from, draw off, draw on, dress,
dress in, dress up, earn, earned income, earnings, eat, effect,
elicit, elude, embark, embrace, emplane, engage, engender, enjoy,
enplane, enter, enter into possession, entrain, erase, erupt,
escape, evade, evoke, exasperate, excite, exercise, explain,
extract, fall, fall in with, fall into, family, fare, farrow, fash,
father, fathom, fetch, fetch and carry, fever, figure out,
filthy lucre, finance, find, find out, find out about,
find the answer, find the solution, finish, fit, fit in, fit out,
fit up, fix, flake off, flatter, flee, floor, flourish, focus on,
folks, follow, force, fox-trot, fry, fuddle, fund, gad about, gain,
gain knowledge, gains, gallop, gate, gate receipts, gather,
generate, get, get about, get across, get ahead, get along,
get an earful, get around, get at, get away, get back, get back at,
get behind, get by, get down, get even with, get from, get going,
get high on, get hold of, get in, get into, get lost, get off,
get on, get on with, get out, get out of, get over, get right,
get round, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture,
get through, get to, get to be, get together, get up, get up on,
gettings, git, give the business, glean, gleanings, glom on to, go,
go aboard, go about, go after, go along, go and get, go around,
go away, go back, go by, go down, go fetch, go for, go get, go in,
go into, go into shock, go off, go out, go places, go to get, grab,
grab hold of, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, gross, gross income,
gross profit, gross receipts, grow, guess, guess right, gun down,
harass, harm, harry, harvest, hatch, have, have coming in,
have in mind, have in view, have it, have it taped, hear, hear of,
hear tell of, hearth, heckle, hector, hightail, hint at, hire, hit,
hit it, hit the road, hoard, homefolks, hop, hop along, hotfoot,
hound, house, household, hug, hunt down, hurt, hype, ice, impart,
imply, impress, inbreed, include, income, incur, induce, influence,
inherit, injure, insert, insinuate, inspire, instigate, intake,
intend, interest, interpret, intimidate, invent, invite, irk,
irritate, issue, journey, keep in suspense, ken, killing, know,
land, lay hands on, lay hold of, lay out, lead, leak out, leap,
learn, learn about, lease, leave, lick, like, listen to, litter,
load the mind, locate, loot, lope, lucre, make, make clear,
make do, make good, make love, make out, make tracks,
make yourself scarce, makings, manage, manipulate, master, maze,
mean, meet, menage, miff, molest, mother, motivate, mount, move,
move away, muddle, multiply, mystify, nab, nag, nail, near,
neat profit, needle, nest, net, net income, net profit,
net receipts, nettle, nip, nip up, nonplus, note down, nudzh,
obtain, off, offspring, open the lock, organize, outbreed, outfit,
outflank, output, outsmart, outwit, overdose, overhear, palm,
paper profits, partake, pass, peeve, pelf, penetrate, people,
perceive, percentage, perk, perks, perplex, perquisite, persecute,
persuade, perturb, pester, pick on, pick up, pick up information,
pickings, pillage, pinch, pinpoint, pique, place, plague,
pluck the beard, plug, plumb, pocket, polish off, possess, pother,
prepare, prevail upon, proceed, proceeds, procreate, procure,
produce, profit, profits, progress, proliferate, promote,
propagate, prosper, provoke, pry out, psych, psych out, pull down,
punch, purchase, pursue, push, put, put across, put on, put over,
puzzle, puzzle out, rake-off, ravel, ravel out, reach, reacquire,
read, realize, reap, receipt, receipts, receivables, receive,
record, recoup, recover, rediscover, regain, remove, rent,
repossess, reproduce in kind, resolve, retain, retire, retrieve,
return, returns, revenue, riddle, ride, rig out, rile, roil,
royalties, rub out, ruffle, run, run a temperature, run about,
run after, run around, run down, run to earth, sack, sadden, savvy,
score, scram, secure, see, seize, seize the meaning, sense, set,
set off, set out, settle, shag, shed, shift, shoot, shove off,
sicken, sidestep, sire, skirt, slip in, slug, smack, snap up,
snatch, socialize, sock, solve, sort out, spat, spawn, spread,
spring, sprint, squeeze in, stand up, start, steal, step,
step down, step lively, stick, stimulate, stir, store, strike,
study, stump, suborn, subvert, succeed, succeed to, suggest,
superinduce, support, surmount, survive, swallow, sway, take,
take by assault, take by storm, take care of, take hold of,
take ill, take in, take off, take on, take over, take possession,
take up, take-in, takings, taunt, tease, thrive, throw, torment,
touch, trace, trace down, track down, travel, traverse, treat,
trip, trot, try the patience, turn, turn into, turn out, turn up,
tweak the nose, twig, undermine, understand, undo, unearned income,
unlock, unravel, unriddle, unscramble, untangle, untwist, unweave,
vamoose, vex, wake up, wangle, waste, wealth, welcome, wheedle,
whip up, wiggle, win, win over, winnings, wipe out, work, work out,
worry, wrest, wriggle, wring from, write down, yield, young, zap

get at Swedish => English Of Explained:

e(preni)
lookfor, se

get at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Assemblage): {Cluster}: set, batch, lot, pack, budget, assortment, bunch, parcel, packet, package, bundle, bale, fagot, wisp, truss, tuft, shock, rick, stack, sheaf, fascicle, accumulation, heap, lump, pile, mass.

[V] (Assemblage): {Be or come together}: assemble, collect, muster, meet, unite, join, rejoin, cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, crowd, throng, associate, congregate, conglomerate, concentrate, precipitate, center on,

[V] (Assemblage): {Get or bring together}: assemble, muster, bring together, get together, put together, draw together, scrape together, lump together, collect, collocate, get, gather, hold a meeting, convene, convoke, dredge, heap, mass, pile, pack, put up, cram, agglomerate, aggregate, compile, group, concentrate, unite, amass, accumulate, store.

[V] (Acquisition): acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather, collect, assemble, pick, derive, profit, reap the fruits of, make money, treasure up, clear, produce, recover, redeem, take possession.

[V] (Taking): take, pocket, receive, accept, reap, cull, pluck, gather, get, draw, assume, take possession of, commandeer.

get at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

HELP NOTE In spoken AmE the past participle gotten is almost always used.
receive / obtain
1 [VN] [no passive] to receive sth:
I got a letter from Dave this morning. * What (= What presents) did you get for your birthday? * He gets (= earns) about $40 000 a year. * This room gets very little sunshine. * I got a shock when I saw the bill. * I get the impression that he is bored with his job.
2 [no passive] ~ sth (for yourself / sb) | ~ (yourself / sb) sth to obtain sth:
[VN] Where did you get (= buy) that skirt? * Did you manage to get tickets for the concert? * She opened the door wider to get a better look. * Try to get some sleep. * He has just got a new job. * [VNN] Why don't you get yourself a car? * [VN, VNN] Did you get a present for your mother? * Did you get your mother a present? * You can get the basic model for $100. * $100 will get you the basic model.
3 [VN] [no passive] ~ sth (for sth) to obtain or receive an amount of money by selling sth:
How much did you get for your car? * We got 」120 000 for the house.
bring
4 to go to a place and bring sb/sth back
SYN FETCH:
[VN] Quick-go and get a cloth! * Somebody get a doctor! * I have to go and get my mother from the airport (= pick her up). * [VN, VNN] Get a drink for John. * Get John a drink.
punishment
5 [VN] [no passive] to receive sth as a punishment:
He got ten years (= was sent to prison for ten years) for armed robbery.
broadcasts
6 [VN] [no passive] to receive broadcasts from a particular television or radio station:
We can't get Channel 5 in our area.
buy
7 [VN] [no passive] to buy sth, for example a newspaper or magazine, regularly
SYN TAKE:
Which newspaper do you get?
mark / grade
8 [VN] [no passive] to achieve or be given a particular mark/grade in an exam:
He got a 'C' in Chemistry and a 'B' in English.
illness
9 [VN] [no passive] to become infected with an illness; to suffer from a pain, etc:
I got this cold off (= from) you! * She gets (= often suffers from) really bad headaches.
contact
10 [VN] [no passive] to be connected with sb by telephone:
I wanted to speak to the manager but I got his secretary instead.
state / condition
11 to reach a particular state or condition; to make sb/sth/yourself reach a particular state or condition:
[V-ADJ] to get angry / bored / hungry / fat * You'll soon get used to the climate here. * We ought to go; it's getting late. * to get dressed / undressed (= to put your clothes on / take your clothes off) * They plan to get married in the summer. * She's upstairs getting ready. * I wouldn't go there alone; you might get (= be) mugged. * My car got (= was) stolen at the weekend. * [VN-ADJ] Don't get your dress dirty! * He got his fingers caught in the door. * She soon got the children ready for school. -> BECOME
12 [V to inf] to reach the point at which you feel, know, are, etc. sth:
After a time you get to realize that these things don't matter. * You'll like her once you get to know her. * His drinking is getting to be a problem. * She's getting to be an old lady now.
make / persuade
13 to make, persuade, etc. sb/sth do sth:
[VN to inf] I couldn't get the car to start this morning. * He got his sister to help him with his homework. * You'll never get him to understand. * [VN -ing] Can you really get that old car going again? * It's not hard to get him talking-the problem is stopping him!
get sth done
14 [VN-ADJ] ~ sth done to cause sth to happen or be done:
I must get my hair cut. * I'll never get all this work finished.
start
15 [V -ing] to start doing sth:
I got talking to her. * We need to get going soon.
opportunity
16 (informal) [V to inf] to have the opportunity to do sth:
He got to try out all the new software. * It's not fair-I never get to go first.
arrive
17 [V +adv./prep.] to arrive at or reach a place or point:
We got to San Diego at 7 o'clock. * You got in very late last night. * What time did you get here? * I haven't got very far with the book I'm reading.
move / travel
18 [+adv./prep.] to move to or from a particular place or in a particular direction, sometimes with difficulty; to make sb/sth do this:
[V] The bridge was destroyed so we couldn't get across the river. * She got into bed. * He got down from the ladder. * We didn't get (= go) to bed until 3 a.m. * I'm getting off (= leaving the train) at the next station. * Where have they got to (= where are they)? * We must be getting home; it's past midnight. * [VN] The general had to get his troops across the river. * We couldn't get the piano through the door. * We'd better call a taxi and get you home. * I can't get the lid off.
19 [VN] [no passive] to use a bus, taxi, plane, etc:
We're going to be late-let's get a taxi. * I usually get the bus to work.
meal
20 ~ sth (for yourself / sb) | ~ (yourself / sb) sth (especially BrE) to prepare a meal:
[VN] Who's getting the lunch? * [VN, VNN] I must go home and get tea for the kids. * I must go home and get the kids their tea.
telephone / door
21 [VN] (spoken) to answer the telephone or a door when sb calls, knocks, etc:
Will you get the phone?
catch / hit
22 [VN] to catch or take hold of sb, especially in order to harm or punish them:
He was on the run for a week before the police got him. * to get sb by the arm / wrist / throat * She fell overboard and the sharks got her. * He thinks everybody is out to get him (= trying to harm him). * (informal) I'll get you for that!
23 [VN +adv./prep.] to hit or wound sb:
The bullet got him in the neck.
understand
24 [VN] [no passive] (informal) to understand sb/sth:
I don't get you. * She didn't get the joke. * I don't get it-why would she do a thing like that? * I get the message-you don't want me to come.
happen / exist
25 [VN] [no passive] (informal) used to say that sth happens or exists:
You get (= There are) all these kids hanging around in the street. * They still get cases of typhoid there.
confuse / annoy
26 [VN] [no passive] (spoken) to make sb feel confused because they do not understand sth
SYN PUZZLE:
'What's the capital of Bulgaria?' 'You've got me there!' (= I don't know).
27 [VN] [no passive] (spoken) to annoy sb:
What gets me is having to do the same thing all day long.
HELP NOTE Get is one of the most common words in English, but some people try to avoid it in formal writing.
IDIOMS
Most idioms containing get are at the entries for the nouns and adjectives in the idioms, for example get sb's goat is at goat.
be getting on (informal)
1 (of a person) to be becoming old
2 (of time) to be becoming late:
The time's getting on-we ought to be going.
be getting on for ... (especially BrE) to be nearly a particular time, age or number:
It must be getting on for midnight. * He's getting on for eighty.
can't get over sth (spoken) used to say that you are shocked, surprised, amused, etc. by sth:
I can't get over how rude she was.
get away from it all (informal) to have a short holiday/vacation in a place where you can relax
get (sb) anywhere / somewhere / nowhere to achieve or cause sb to achieve something/nothing; to make or cause sb to make progress/no progress:
After six months' work on the project, at last I feel I'm getting somewhere. * This line of investigation is getting us nowhere. * Flattery will get you nowhere / anywhere you wish to go.
get it on (with sb) (slang, especially AmE) to have sex with sb
get it (AmE) = CATCH IT
get it up (slang) (of a man) to have an ERECTION
get there to achieve your aim or complete a task:
I'm sure you'll get there in the end. * It's not perfect but we're getting there (= making progress).
how selfish, stupid, ungrateful, etc. can you get? (spoken) used to express surprise or disapproval that sb has been so selfish, etc.
there's no getting away from sth | you can't get away from sth you have to admit that sth unpleasant is true
what are you, was he, etc. getting at? (spoken) used to ask, especially in an angry way, what sb is/was suggesting:
I'm partly to blame? What exactly are you getting at?
what has got into sb? (spoken) used to say that sb has suddenly started to behave in a strange or different way:
What's got into Alex? He never used to worry like that. * I'm sorry for laughing like that-I don't know what got into me.
PHRASAL VERBS
get about (BrE) = GET AROUND
get above yourself (especially BrE) to have too high an opinion of yourself
get across (to sb) | get sth<->across (to sb) to be communicated or understood; to succeed in communicating sth:
Your meaning didn't really get across. * He's not very good at getting his ideas across.
get ahead (of sb) to make progress (further than others have done):
She wants to get ahead in her career. * He soon got ahead of the others in his class.
get along
1 (usually used in the progressive tenses) to leave a place:
It's time we were getting along.
2 = GET ON
get around
1 (BrE also get about) to move from place to place or from person to person:
She gets around with the help of a stick. * News soon got around that he had resigned.
2 (especially AmE) = GET ROUND
get at sb (usually used in the progressive tenses) to keep criticizing sb:
He's always getting at me. * She feels she's being got at.
get at sb/sth to reach sb/sth; to gain ACCESS to sb/sth:
The files are locked up and I can't get at them.
get at sth to learn or find out sth:
The truth is sometimes difficult to get at.
get away to have a holiday/vacation:
We're hoping to get away for a few days at Easter.
related noun GETAWAY
get away (from ...) to succeed in leaving a place:
I won't be able to get away from the office before 7.
get away (from sb / ...) to escape from sb or a place
get away with sth
1 to steal sth and escape with it:
Thieves got away with computer equipment worth $30 000.
related noun GETAWAY
2 to receive a relatively light punishment:
He was lucky to get away with only a fine.
3 to do sth wrong and not be punished for it:
Don't be tempted to cheat-you'll never get away with it. * [+ -ing] Nobody gets away with insulting me like that.
get back to return, especially to your home:
What time did you get back last night? * We only got back from our trip yesterday.
get sth<->back to obtain sth again after having lost it:
She's got her old job back. * I never lend books-you never get them back.
get back (in) (of a political party) to win an election after having lost the previous one
get back at sb (informal) to do sth bad to sb who has done sth bad to you; to get REVENGE on sb:
I'll find a way of getting back at him!
get back to sb to speak or write to sb again later, especially in order to give a reply:
I'll find out and get back to you.
get back to sth to return to sth:
Could we get back to the question of funding?
get behind (with sth) to fail to make enough progress or to produce sth at the right time:
I'm getting behind with my work. * He got behind with the payments for his car.
get by (on / in / with sth) to manage to live or do a particular thing using the money, knowledge, equipment, etc. that you have:
How does she get by on such a small salary? * I can just about get by in German (= I can speak basic German).
get down (of children) (BrE) to leave the table after a meal
get sb down (informal) to make sb feel sad or depressed:
Don't let it get you down too much.
get sth<->down
1 to swallow sth, usually with difficulty
2 to make a note of sth
SYN WRITE DOWN:
Did you get his number down?
get down to sth to begin to do sth; to give serious attention to sth:
Let's get down to business. * I like to get down to work by 9. * [+ -ing] It's time I got down to thinking about that essay.
get in | get into sth
1 to arrive at a place:
The train got in late. * What time do you get into Heathrow?
2 to win an election:
The Republican candidate stands a good chance of getting in. * She first got into Parliament (= became an MP) in 1997.
3 to be admitted to a school, university, etc:
She's got into Durham to study law.
get sb<->in to call sb to your house to do a job
get sth<->in
1 to collect or gather sth:
to get the crops / harvest in
2 to buy a supply of sth:
Remember to get in some beers for this evening.
3 to manage to do or say sth:
I got in an hour's work while the baby was asleep. * She talks so much it's impossible to get a word in.
get in on sth to take part in an activity:
He's hoping to get in on any discussions about the new project.
get in with sb (informal) to become friendly with sb, especially in order to gain an advantage
get into sth
1 to put on a piece of clothing, especially with difficulty:
I can't get into these shoes-they're too small.
2 to start a career in a particular profession:
What's the best way to get into journalism?
3 to become involved in sth; to start sth:
I got into conversation with an Italian student. * to get into a fight / an argument * Are you sure you know what you're getting into?
4 to develop a particular habit:
Don't let yourself get into bad habits. * You should get into the routine of saving the document you are working on every ten minutes. * How did she get into (= start taking) drugs?
5 (informal) to become interested in sth:
I'm really getting into jazz these days.
6 to become familiar with sth; to learn sth:
I haven't really got into my new job yet.
get into sth | get yourself / sb into sth to reach a particular state or condition; to make sb reach a particular state or condition:
He got into trouble with the police while he was still at school. * Three people were rescued from a yacht which got into difficulties. * She got herself into a real state (= became very anxious) before the interview.
get off | get off sb used especially to tell sb to stop touching you or another person:
Get off me, that hurts!
get off | get sb off
1 to leave a place or start a journey; to help sb do this:
We got off straight after breakfast. * He got the children off to school.
2 (BrE) to fall asleep; to make sb do this:
I had great difficulty getting off to sleep. * They couldn't get the baby off till midnight.
get off | get off sth to leave work with permission:
Could you get off (work) early tomorrow?
get off sth | get sb off sth to stop discussing a particular subject; to make sb do this:
Please can we get off the subject of dieting? * I couldn't get him off politics once he had started.
get sth off to send sth by post/mail:
I must get these letters off first thing tomorrow.
get off on sth (informal) to be excited by sth, especially in a sexual way
get off (with sth) to have no or almost no injuries in an accident:
She was lucky to get off with just a few bruises.
get off (with sth) | get sb off (with sth) to receive no or almost no punishment; to help sb do this:
He was lucky to get off with a small fine. * A good lawyer might be able to get you off.
get off with sb (informal, especially BrE) to have a sexual or romantic experience with sb; to start a sexual relationship with sb:
Steve got off with Tracey at the party.
get on
1 (also get along) used to talk or ask about how well sb is doing in a particular situation:
He's getting on very well at school.
2 to be successful in your career:
Parents are always anxious for their children to get on.
3 (also get along) to manage or survive:
We can get on perfectly well without her. * I just can't get along without a secretary.
get on to sb
1 to contact sb by telephone or letter:
The heating isn't working; I'll get on to the landlord about it.
2 to become aware of sb's activities, especially when they have been doing sth bad or illegal:
He had been stealing money from the company for years before they got on to him.
get on to sth to begin to talk about a new subject:
It's time we got on to the question of costs.
get on / along with sb | get on / along (together) to have a friendly relationship with sb:
She's never really got on with her sister. * She and her sister have never really got on. * We get along just fine together.
get on with sth
1 (also get along with sth) used to talk or ask about how well sb is doing a task:
I'm not getting on very fast with this job.
2 to continue doing sth, especially after an interruption:
Be quiet and get on with your work. * (spoken) Get on with it! We haven't got all day.
get out to become known:
If this gets out there'll be trouble.
get sth<->out
1 to produce or publish sth:
Will we get the book out by the end of the year?
2 to say sth with difficulty:
She managed to get out a few words of thanks.
get out (of sth) to leave a place, especially in order to visit other places, meet people, etc:
You ought to get out of the house more.
get out of sth
1 to avoid a responsibility or duty:
We promised we'd go-we can't get out of it now. * [+ -ing] I wish I could get out of going to that meeting.
2 to stop having a particular habit:
I can't get out of the habit of waking at six in the morning.
get sth out of sb to persuade sb to tell or give you sth, especially by force:
The police finally got a confession out of her.
get sth out of sb/sth to gain or obtain sth good from sb/sth:
She seems to get a lot out of life. * He always gets the best out of people.
get over sth to deal with or gain control of sth
SYN OVERCOME:
She can't get over her shyness. * I think the problem can be got over without too much difficulty.
get over sth/sb to return to your usual state of health, happiness, etc. after an illness, a shock, the end of a relationship, etc:
He was disappointed at not getting the job, but he'll get over it.
get sth<->over (to sb) to make sth clear to sb:
He didn't really get his meaning over to the audience.
get sth over (with) (informal) to complete sth unpleasant but necessary:
I'll be glad to get the exam over and done with.
get round / around sb to persuade sb to agree or to do what you want, usually by doing nice things for them:
She knows how to get round her dad.
get round / around sth to deal with a problem successfully
SYN OVERCOME:
A clever lawyer might find a way of getting round that clause.
get round / around to sth to find the time to do sth:
I meant to do the ironing but I didn't get round to it. * [+ -ing] I hope to get around to answering your letter next week.
get through sth
1 to use up a large amount of sth:
We got through a fortune while we were in New York!
2 to manage to do or complete sth:
Let's start-there's a lot to get through.
get through (sth) (BrE) to be successful in an exam, etc.
get sb through sth to help sb to be successful in an exam:
She got all her students through the exam.
get through (sth) | get sth through (sth) to be officially accepted; to make sth be officially accepted:
They got the bill through Congress.
get through (to sb)
1 to reach sb:
Thousands of refugees will die if these supplies don't get through to them.
2 to make contact with sb by telephone:
I tried calling you several times but I couldn't get through.
get through (to sth) (of a player or team) to reach the next stage of a competition:
Moya has got through to the final.
get through to sb to make sb understand or accept what you say, especially when you are trying to help them:
I find it impossible to get through to her.
get through with sth to finish or complete a task
get to sb (informal) to annoy or affect sb:
The pressure of work is beginning to get to him.
get sb/sth together to collect people or things in one place:
I'm trying to get a team together for Saturday.
get together (with sb) to meet with sb socially or in order to discuss sth:
We must get together for a drink sometime. * Management should get together with the union.
related noun GET-TOGETHER
get up
1 to stand up after sitting, kneeling, etc.
SYN RISE:
The class got up when the teacher came in.
2 if the sea or wind gets up, it increases in strength and becomes violent
get up | get sb up to get out of bed; to make sb get out of bed:
He always gets up early. * Could you get me up at 6.30 tomorrow?
get yourself / sb up as sth [often passive] (BrE) to dress yourself/sb as sb/sth else:
She was got up as an Indian princess.
related noun GET-UP
get sth<->up to arrange or organize sth:
We're getting up a party for her birthday.
get up to sth
1 to reach a particular point:
We got up to page 72 last lesson.
2 to be busy with sth, especially sth surprising or unpleasant:
What on earth will he get up to next? * She's been getting up to her old tricks again!

Get at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Get \Get\, n.
Jet, the mineral. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Get \Get\, n. [OF. get.]
1. Fashion; manner; custom. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. Artifice; contrivance. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Get \Get\ (g[e^]t), v. t. [imp. {Got} (g[o^]t) (Obs. {Gat}
(g[a^]t)); p. p. {Got} (Obsolescent {Gotten} (g[o^]t"t'n));
p. pr. & vb. n. {Getting}.] [OE. geten, AS. gitan, gietan (in
comp.); akin to Icel. geta, Goth. bigitan to find, L.
prehendere to seize, take, Gr. chanda`nein to hold, contain.
Cf. {Comprehend}, {Enterprise}, {Forget}, {Impregnable},
{Prehensile}.]
1. 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.

2. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession
of; to have. --Johnson.

Thou hast got the face of man. --Herbert.

3. To beget; to procreate; to generate.

I had rather to adopt a child than get it. --Shak.

4. 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.

It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart,
than to pen twenty. --Bp. Fell.

5. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.

Get him to say his prayers. --Shak.

6. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or
condition; -- with a following participle.

Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched.
--Shak.

7. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.

Get thee out from this land. --Gen. xxxi.
13.

He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of
Mega. --Knolles.

Note: Get, as a transitive verb, is combined with adverbs
implying motion, to express the causing to, or the
effecting in, the object of the verb, of the kind of
motion indicated by the preposition; thus, to get in,
to cause to enter, to bring under shelter; as, to get
in the hay; to get out, to make come forth, to extract;
to get off, to take off, to remove; to get together, to
cause to come together, to collect.

{To get by heart}, to commit to memory.

{To get the better of}, {To get the best of}, to obtain an
advantage over; to surpass; to subdue.

{To get up}, to cause to be established or to exit; to
prepare; to arrange; to construct; to invent; as, to get
up a celebration, a machine, a book, an agitation.

Syn: To obtain; gain; win; acquire. See {Obtain}.

Get \Get\ (g[e^]t), v. i.
1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive
accessions; to be increased.

We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.
--Shak.

2. 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.

To get rid of fools and scoundrels. --Pope.

His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.
--Coleridge.

Note: It [get] gives to the English language a middle voice,
or a power of verbal expression which is neither active
nor passive. Thus we say to get acquitted, beaten,
confused, dressed. --Earle.

Note: Get, as an intransitive verb, is used with a following
preposition, or adverb of motion, to indicate, on the
part of the subject of the act, movement or action of
the kind signified by the preposition or adverb; or, in
the general sense, to move, to stir, to make one's way,
to advance, to arrive, etc.; as, to get away, to leave,
to escape; to disengage one's self from; to get down,
to descend, esp. with effort, as from a literal or
figurative elevation; to get along, to make progress;
hence, to prosper, succeed, or fare; to get in, to
enter; to get out, to extricate one's self, to escape;
to get through, to traverse; also, to finish, to be
done; to get to, to arrive at, to reach; to get off, to
alight, to descend from, to dismount; also, to escape,
to come off clear; to get together, to assemble, to
convene.

{To get ahead}, to advance; to prosper.

{To get along}, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.

{To get a mile} (or other distance), to pass over it in
traveling.

{To get among}, to go or come into the company of; to become
one of a number.

{To get asleep}, to fall asleep.

{To get astray}, to wander out of the right way.

{To get at}, to reach; to make way to.

{To get away with}, to carry off; to capture; hence, to get
the better of; to defeat.

{To get back}, to arrive at the place from which one
departed; to return.

{To get before}, to arrive in front, or more forward.

{To get behind}, to fall in the rear; to lag.

{To get between}, to arrive between.

{To get beyond}, to pass or go further than; to exceed; to
surpass. ``Three score and ten is the age of man, a few
get beyond it.'' --Thackeray.

{To get clear}, to disengage one's self; to be released, as
from confinement, obligation, or burden; also, to be freed
from danger or embarrassment.

{To get drunk}, to become intoxicated.

{To get forward}, to proceed; to advance; also, to prosper;
to advance in wealth.

{To get home}, to arrive at one's dwelling, goal, or aim.

{To get into}.
(a) To enter, as, ``she prepared to get into the coach.''
--Dickens.
(b) To pass into, or reach; as, `` a language has got into
the inflated state.'' --Keary.

{To get} {loose or free}, to disengage one's self; to be
released from confinement.

{To get near}, to approach within a small distance.

{To get on}, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.

{To get over}.
(a) To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or
difficulty.
(b) To recover from, as an injury, a calamity.

{To get through}.
(a) To pass through something.
(b) To finish what one was doing.

{To get up}.
(a) To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc.
(b) To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of
stairs, etc.

Get \Get\, n.
Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

get at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

get
v 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" [syn:
{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!" [syn: {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" [syn: {let},
{have}]
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" [syn: {receive},
{find}, {obtain}, {incur}]
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" [syn: {arrive}, {come}] [ant: {leave}]
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" [syn: {bring}, {convey}, {fetch}] [ant: {take
away}]
7: 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" [syn: {experience}, {receive}, {have}, {undergo}]
8: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll
fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: {pay back}, {pay
off}, {fix}]
9: achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian
team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn: {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" [syn: {induce},
{stimulate}, {cause}, {have}, {make}]
11: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;
"We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
[syn: {catch}, {capture}]
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" [syn: {grow}, {develop}, {produce},
{acquire}]
13: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He
got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a
chill" [syn: {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" [syn: {make}]
16: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you
driving at?" [syn: {drive}, {aim}]
17: 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"
[syn: {catch}]
18: attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his
eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" [syn: {catch},
{arrest}]
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" [syn: {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" [syn: {catch}]
24: suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this
behavior!" [syn: {catch}]
25: receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in
prison" [syn: {receive}]
26: leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;
"Scram!" [syn: {scram}, {buzz off}, {fuck off}, {bugger
off}]
27: reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
28: irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His
lying really gets me" [syn: {get under one's skin}]
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" [syn: {catch}]
31: in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the
pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: {draw}]
32: overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the
cat got the goldfish"
33: 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" [syn: {perplex}, {vex}, {stick},
{puzzle}, {mystify}, {baffle}, {beat}, {pose}, {bewilder},
{flummox}, {stupefy}, {nonplus}, {gravel}, {amaze}, {dumbfound}]
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" [syn: {get down}, {begin}, {start
out}, {start}, {set about}, {set out}, {commence}] [ant:
{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" [syn: {suffer}, {sustain},
{have}]
36: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
children but don't recognize them" [syn: {beget}, {engender},
{father}, {mother}, {sire}, {generate}, {bring forth}]
[also: {gotten}, {got}, {getting}]

get at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ɡɛt/|/ɡɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /gEt/|/gIt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-get.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛt

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » geten|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » non Inter: term » geta||lang=non, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » getanan|lang=gem-pro (compare Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » gietan|ġietan|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » goh|- pi-gezzan 'to uphold', Gothic bi-gitan 'to find, discover'), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » ghéd-|lang=ine-pro 'to seize' (compare Inter: etyl » mga|- Inter: term » gataim 'I steal', Inter: etyl » lt|- godetis 'to be eager', Inter: etyl » ru|- gadatī 'to guess, suppose', Inter: etyl » sq|- Inter: term » gjej 'to find', Ancient Greek ktaomai 'to acquire, procure', ktēma 'possession', Inter: etyl » peo|- xšathra 'dominion')

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » gets|getting|got|{{qualifier|chiefly British got, (North American or British archaic) gotten}}


  • Inter: transitiv » e To obtain; to acquire
    1. : Im going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store.''
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To receive
    3. : I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.
    4. : You need to get permission to leave early.
    5. : He got a severe reprimand for that.
    6. Inter: context » copulative|informal To become
    7. : Im getting hungry, how about you?''
    8. : Dont get drunk tonight.''
    9. Inter: transitiv » e To cause to become; to bring about.
    10. : That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.
    11. : Ill get this finished by lunchtime.''
    12. : I cant get these boots off (or on'').
    13. Inter: transitiv » e To fetch, bring, take.
    14. : Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?
    15. : I need to get this to the office
    16. Inter: transitiv » e To cause to do.
    17. : Somehow she got him to agree to it.
    18. : I cant get it to work.''
    19. Inter: reflexiv » e To betake oneself.
    20. Category: w - :Dante Gabriel Rossetti|Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Retro me, Sathana, line 1
    21. : Get thee behind me.
    22. Inter: intransitive » with various prepositions, such as into, over, or behind; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over, etc. To adopt, assume, arrive at, or progress towards (a certain position, location, state).
    23. : The actors are getting into position.
    24. : When are we going to get to London?
    25. : Im getting into a muddle.''
    26. : We got behind the wall.
    27. Inter: intransitiv » e To begin (doing something).
    28. : We ought to get moving or well be late.''
    29. : After lunch we got chatting.
    30. Inter: transitiv » e To take or catch (a scheduled transportation service).
    31. : I normally get the 7:45 train.
    32. : Ill get the 9 a.m. flight to Boston.''
    33. Inter: transitiv » e To respond to (a telephone call, a doorbell, etc).
    34. : Can you get that call, please? Im busy.''
    35. Inter: intransitive » followed by infinitive To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something).
    36. : Im so jealous that you got to see them perform live!''
    37. : The finders get to keep 80 percent of the treasure.
    38. Inter: transitive » informal To understand (often used as Inter: term » get it).
    39. : Yeah, I get it, its just not funny.''
    40. : I dont get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!''
    41. Inter: transitive » informal To be subjected to.
    42. : "You look just like Helen Mirren." / "I get that a lot."
    43. Inter: transitive » informal To be Inter: non-gloss definition » used to form the passive of verbs.
    44. : He got bitten by a dog.
    45. Inter: transitive » informal To become ill with or catch (a disease).
    46. : I went on holiday and got malaria.
    47. Inter: transitive » informal To catch out, trick successfully.
    48. : He keeps calling pretending to be my boss—it gets me every time.
    49. Inter: transitive » informal To perplex, stump.
    50. : That questions really got me.''
    51. Inter: transitiv » e To find as an answer.
    52. : What did you get for question four?
    53. Inter: transitive » informal To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to effect retribution.
    54. : The cops finally got me.
    55. : Im gonna get him for that.''
    56. Inter: transitive » informal To hear completely; catch.
    57. : Sorry, I didnt get that. Could you repeat it?''
    58. Inter: transitiv » e To getter.
    59. : ''I put the getter into the container to get the gases.
    60. Inter: context » now|_|rare To beget (of a father).
    61. 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 310:
    62. : Walter had said, dear God, Thomas, it was St fucking Felicity if I'm not mistaken, and her face was to the wall for sure the night I got you.
      Synonyms
      * Inter: sense » obtain acquire, come by, get hold of, have, obtain, take possession of

  • Inter: sense » receive receive, be given
  • Inter: sense » fetch bring, fetch, retrieve
  • Inter: sense » become become
  • Inter: sense » cause to become cause to be, cause to become, make
  • Inter: sense » cause to do make
  • Inter: sense » arrive arrive at, reach
  • Inter: sense » go, come come, go, travel
  • Inter: qualifier » adopt or assume (a position or state): go, move
  • Inter: sense » begin begin, commence, start
  • Inter: qualifier » catch (a means of public transport): catch, take
  • Inter: qualifier » respond to (telephone, doorbell): answer
  • Inter: sense » be able to; have the opportunity to do be able to
  • Inter: sense » informal: understand dig, follow, make sense of, understand
  • Inter: qualifier » informal: be (used to form the passive): be
  • Inter: qualifier » informal: catch (a disease): catch, come down with
  • Inter: sense » informal: trick con, deceive, dupe, hoodwink, trick
  • Inter: sense » informal: perplex confuse, perplex, stump
  • Inter: sense » find as an answer obtain
  • Inter: qualifier » bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal): catch, nab, nobble
  • Inter: sense » physically assault assault, beat, beat up
  • Inter: sense » informal: hear catch, hear
  • Inter: sense » getter getter
    Antonyms
    * Inter: sense » obtain lose
    Derived terms
    * Category: :Category:English words derived from: get (verb) -

  • Inter: rel-top4 » Terms derived from get
    • beget
    • forget
    • from the get-go
    • get about
    • get a charge out of
    • get across
    • get across to
    • get action
    • get after
    • get ahead of oneself
    • get a look in
    • get along
    • get along with
    • get around
    • get around to
    • get at
    • get away


  • get away from
  • get away with
  • get back

  • Inter: rel-mid » 4
    • get back to
    • get behind
    • get better
    • get beyond
    • get by
    • get done
    • get down
    • get going
    • get in
    • get in with
    • get into
    • get into trouble
    • get it
    • get it across one's head
    • get it into one's head
    • get it on
    • get it over with
    • get knotted
    • get lost
    • get moving


    Inter: rel-mid » 4
  • get off
  • get off easy
  • get off lightly
  • get off with
  • get on

    • get one over on
    • get one's end away
    • get one's rocks off
    • get on in years
    • get on to
    • get on with
    • get out


  • get out of
  • get over
  • get-rich-quick
  • get round
  • get round to
  • get someone's goat
  • get stuffed
  • get the goods on

  • Inter: rel-mid » 4
    • get there
    • get the time to
    • get through
    • get through to
    • get to
    • get to be
    • get together
    • get under
    • get up


  • get up in
  • get up to
  • get well soon
  • get with the program, get with the programme
  • go-getter
  • go-getting
  • got
  • have got

  • Inter: rel-botto » m
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » obtain
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|استلم|tr=istálama|sc=Arab
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|aconseguir, Inter: t- » ca|obtindre
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|获得|tr=huòdé|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|得到|tr=dédào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|取|tr=qǔ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|拿|tr=ná|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|dostat
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|få fat i
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nemen, Inter: t+ » nl|pakken, Inter: t+ » nl|halen
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|preni, Inter: t- » eo|havigi, Inter: t+ » eo|akiri
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|saada
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|obtenir
    • German: besorgen, holen, erwischen; Inter: qualifier » colloquial kriegen, sich schnappen, Inter: t+ » de|anschaffen
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|aquirar
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|faigh
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ottenere


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|手に入れる|tr=てにいれる, te ni ireru|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|ゲット|tr=getto suru|alt=ゲットする|sc=Jpan
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|impetro, Inter: t- » la|assequor, Inter: t- » la|consequor
  • Lojban: Inter: t- » jbo|cpacu
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|зема|tr=zéma|sc=Cyrl
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|få tak i, Inter: t+ » no|oppnå
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|بدست آوردن|tr=bedast âvordan, Inter: t+ » fa|گرفتن|tr=gereftan
  • Polish: dostawać / dostać
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|obter, Inter: t+ » pt|conseguir
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|доставать|tr=dostavátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|достать|tr=dostátʹ Inter: pf » .
  • Scottish Gaelic: faigh
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|dobiti
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conseguir, Inter: t+ » es|obtener
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|wahi, Inter: t+ » sw|pata
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få, Inter: t+ » sv|skaffa
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|elde etmek, Inter: t+ » tr|ele geçirmek
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|getön

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » receive
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|استقبل|tr=istáqbala|sc=Arab
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|атрымліваць|tr=atrýmlivacʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|rebre
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|收到|tr=shōudào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|接到|tr=jiēdào|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dostávat
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|få, Inter: t+ » da|modtage
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|krijgen, Inter: t+ » nl|verkrijgen
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ricevi
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|saada, Inter: t- » fi|vastaanottaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|recevoir
    • German: bekommen; Inter: qualifier » colloquial kriegen
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|παίρνω
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|aquirar
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|faigh
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ricevere
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|受け取る|tr=うけとる, uketoru|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|貰う|tr=もらう, morau|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|受ける|tr=うける, ukeru|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|받다|tr=batda|sc=Kore
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|recipio
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|добива|tr=dóbiva|sc=Cyrl
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|få, Inter: t- » no|motta
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گرفتن|tr=gereftan
  • Polish: dostawać / dostać
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|receber
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|primi
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|получать|tr=polučátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|получить|tr=polučítʹ Inter: pf » .
  • Scottish Gaelic: faigh
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|prejeti
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|recibir
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|wahi, Inter: t+ » sw|pata
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få, Inter: t+ » sv|ta emot, Inter: t+ » sv|emottaga Inter: qualifier » archaic, Inter: t+ » sv|mottaga, Inter: t+ » sv|motta
  • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ได้รับ|tr=dâai ráp|sc=Thai, Inter: t- » th|รับ|tr=ráp|sc=Thai
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|almak
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|отримувати|tr=otrýmuvaty|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » uk|одержувати|tr=odéržuvaty|sc=Cyrl
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|nhận được, Inter: t+ » vi|nhận
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|krije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » fetch
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|halen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hakea, Inter: t+ » fi|noutaa
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|mitbringen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|trasportare
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|зема|tr=zéma|sc=Cyrl
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|pegar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hämta

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » become
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أصبح|tr=ʾáṣbaḥa|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|դառնալ|tr=daṙnal
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|convertir-se en, Inter: t+ » ca|esdevenir
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|成|tr=chéng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|成為|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|成为|tr=chéngwéi|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » change of state particle Inter: t » cmn|了|tr=...le|alt=...了|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|blive
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|worden
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tulla
    • French: devenir; (get + is often translated by a reflexive verb in French; get drunk = senivrer'')
    • German: werden, in some cases: gehen (sometimes translated by a reflexive verb: get drunk = sich betrinken)
    • Italian: divenire, diventare; (get + is often translated by a reflexive verb in Italian; get drunk = ubriacarsi)
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|成る|tr=なる, naru|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|なる|tr=...-ni naru|alt=~になる|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|なる|tr=... -to naru|alt=~となる|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|fio, Inter: t- » la|ruo, Inter: qualifier » is often tranlated by a passive verb in latin Inter: t- » la|finiri|tr=get finished
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|станува|tr=stánuva|sc=Cyrl
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|bli
  • Portuguese: tornar-se, ficar; (get + is often translated by a reflexive verb in Portuguese; get drunk = embriagar-se)
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стать|tr=statʹ Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|становиться|tr=stanovítʹsja Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|делаться|tr=délatʹsja Inter: imp » f
  • Scottish Gaelic: fàs
  • Spanish: volverse, convertirse en; (get + is often translated by a reflexive verb in Spanish; get drunk = emborracharse)
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|wahi, Inter: t+ » sw|pata
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bli
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|olmak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » cause to become
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|maken
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|far diventare


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få, Inter: t+ » sv|göra

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » don
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pukea, Inter: t+ » fi|pukeutua


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ta på, Inter: t+ » sv|få på

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » doff
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|riisua, Inter: t- » fi|riisuuntua


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ta av, Inter: t+ » sv|få av

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » cause to do
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|doen, Inter: t+ » nl|laten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|saada


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » betake
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » arrive at
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|arribar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|到達|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|到达|tr=dàodá|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aankomen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|atteindre, Inter: t+ » fr|arriver
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|ankommen, Inter: t+ » de|erreichen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|達する|tr=たっする, tassuru, Inter: t+ » ja|到達|tr=とうたつする, tōtatsu-suru|alt=到達する
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|доаѓа|tr=dóaǵa|sc=Cyrl
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|добираться|tr=dobirátʹsja Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|добраться|tr=dobrátʹsja Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|прибывать|tr=pribyvátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|прибыть|tr=pribýtʹ Inter: pf » .
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nå, Inter: t+ » sv|komma, Inter: t+ » sv|anlända

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » go or come
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ta


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » adopt, assume (a position)
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » begin
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ryhtyä + infinitive III illative


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|börja

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » take, catch (transportation)
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nemen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ta

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » respond to
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vastata + illative


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ta

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » be able to, be permitted, have opportunity
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|saada


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få Inter: qualifier » be allowed to, Inter: t+ » sv|kunna Inter: qualifier » be able to

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » colloquial: understand
    • Catalan: entendre, comprendre, agafar
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|forstå
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|begrijpen, Inter: t+ » nl|verstaan
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ymmärtää, Inter: t+ » fi|tajuta
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|capter, Inter: t+ » fr|piger
    • German: kapieren; regional: haben
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|сфаќа|tr=sfáḱa|sc=Cyrl
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|forstå, Inter: t+ » no|fatte


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|entender
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|понимать|tr=ponimát’ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|понять|tr=ponját’ Inter: pf » .
  • Scottish Gaelic: tuig
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|captar
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|wahi, Inter: t+ » sw|pata
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|fatta, Inter: t+ » sv|haja Inter: qualifier » slang, Inter: t+ » sv|begripa
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|anlamak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » colloquial: be
    • Catalan: ser
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|être
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|werden
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|essere
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|sum
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|bli


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ser
  • Scottish Gaelic: bi
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ser
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|wahi, Inter: t+ » sw|pata
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bli

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » become ill
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få, Inter: t+ » sv|bli


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » catch out
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » perplex
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|askarruttaa, Inter: t+ » fi|vaivata


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » find as an answer
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » bring to reckoning
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|få, Inter: t+ » sv|fånga


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » physically assault
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » hear completely
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|uppfatta, Inter: t+ » sv|fatta Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Inter: t+ » sv|höra


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » getter
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » beget
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktran » s
    • Inter: ttbc » id: ambil, bawa, terima
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: obtener

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Offspring.
    1. 1999, Inter: w » George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 755:
    2. : ‘You were a high lord's get. Don't tell me Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell never killed a man.’
    3. Lineage.
    4. Inter: sports » tennis A difficult return or block of a shot.

      Etymology 2

      Variant of Inter: term » git||lang=en

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: British » regional A git.

  • Etymology 3

    From Inter: etyl » he Inter: term » גט|גֵּט|lang=he|sc=Hebr|tr=gēṭ.

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » gittim

  • Inter: Judais » m A Jewish writ of divorce.
    Quotations
    * Inter: seeCite » s

    Statistics

    * Inter: rank » away|against|though|149|get|eyes|hand|young

    Anagrams

    * teg

  • Category: Category:200 English basic words -
    Category: Category:English copulative verbs -
    Category: Category:English irregular verbs -

    Ladino

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » he|lad Inter: term » גט|lang=he|sc=Hebr.

    Noun

    Inter: lad-noun » l|g=m
  • divorce

  • Limburgish

    Etymology

    Often said to be related to English get; this is not true, however. It is a conjugated form of det (that) In Limburgish normally the begin letter of a definite article ("d") changes to "g" when preceded by a preposition (ich gaef de miens vs ich gaef aan ge miens) In the old days, this was the same for pronouns. Only one fossilised form survived, get, though its meaning has slightly shifted.

    Pronoun

    get
  • something

  • Category: Category:Limburgish pronouns -

    Lojban

    Rafsi

    Inter: jbo-rafs » i
  • Inter: rafsi of » gento

  • Mauritian Creole

    Verb

    Inter: head » mfe|verb form
  • Inter: mfe-short of » gete


  • Swedish

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » non|sv Inter: term » geit|lang=non < Inter: etyl » gem-pro|sv Inter: recons » gaits||goat|lang=gem-pro.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Sv-en get.ogg|audio
    • Inter: IPA » /jeːt/|lang=sv, Inter: X-SAMPA » /je:t/|lang=sv

      Noun

      Inter: sv-noun » g=c


  • goat

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-reg-r-c » 2=gete|3=gette

  • Translation: ar » get
    Category: zh-min-nan:get -
    Translation: cs » get
    Translation: de » get
    Translation: et » get
    Translation: el » get
    Translation: es » get
    Translation: eu » get
    Translation: fa » get
    Translation: fr » get
    Translation: gl » get
    Translation: ko » get
    Translation: hy » get
    Translation: hi » get
    Translation: hr » get
    Translation: io » get
    Translation: id » get
    Translation: it » get
    Translation: kn » get
    Translation: kk » get
    Translation: ku » get
    Translation: lo » get
    Translation: lt » get
    Translation: li » get
    Translation: hu » get
    Translation: mg » get
    Translation: ml » get
    Translation: my » get
    Translation: nl » get
    Translation: ja » get
    Translation: no » get
    Translation: pl » get
    Translation: pt » get
    Translation: ro » get
    Translation: ru » get
    Category: simple:get -
    Translation: fi » get
    Translation: sv » get
    Translation: tl » get
    Translation: ta » get
    Translation: te » get
    Translation: th » get
    Translation: tr » get
    Translation: uk » get
    Translation: vi » get
    Translation: vo » get
    Translation: zh » get