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[get]
(past tense got [gɒt] ; past participle got) verb
1) [T] to obtain, receive, or be given something
Ross's father got a new job.[/ex]
Did you get tickets for the game?[/ex]
You get ten points for each correct answer.[/ex]
Young players will get the chance to meet one of their heroes.[/ex]
She got a ring from her grandmother.[/ex]
The social worker got the family a new flat.[/ex]
2) [T] to buy something
They had to stop and get some petrol.[/ex]
I got my dad a sweater for his birthday.[/ex]
3) [T] to go and bring something back from somewhere else
She went and got a photograph from the desk.[/ex]
Will you get me a glass of water?[/ex]
4) [T] to start to have an idea or feeling
I got a strange feeling as we walked towards the house.[/ex]
I got the impression they were finding the work difficult.[/ex]
5) [T] to start to have an illness or a medical condition
I hope I don't get the flu this winter.[/ex]
6) [linking verb] to start to be in a particular state, or to start to have a particular quality
Syn:
become
It's getting late – I have to go.[/ex]
It was raining and we all got wet.[/ex]
Things are starting to get a bit difficult at home.[/ex]
7) [linking verb] to be or become: used with past participles to form PASSIVES
I'm sick of getting shouted at for things that aren't my fault.[/ex]
Somehow the paper got ripped.[/ex]
You should wash that cut – it might get infected.[/ex]
8) [T] to cause someone or something to be in a particular state
I'll get the children dressed.[/ex]
It took them three hours to get the fire under control.[/ex]
He got his suit all dirty.[/ex]
9) [T] to do something, or to have it done for you
You need to get your hair cut.[/ex]
I should be able to get the first chapter finished by tonight.[/ex]
Hal managed to get my email working again.[/ex]
10) [T] to make someone do something, or to persuade them to do it
I'll get Andrew to give you a call.[/ex]
She couldn't get them to understand what she was saying.[/ex]
11) [I/T] to move to or from a position or place, or to make someone or something do this
Dad stopped the car and told me to get in.[/ex]
A car stopped and two men got out.[/ex]
Half the audience got up and walked out.[/ex]
Let's get you into the house where it's warm.[/ex]
Get that dog out of my kitchen.[/ex]
12) [I] to arrive at a place
What time did you get home last night?[/ex]
When will we get there?[/ex]
How long does it take to get from London to Leeds?[/ex]
I usually get to work at about 8.30.[/ex]
See:
arrive
13) [T] to send something to a person or place
We'll get the timetable to you as soon as we have it.[/ex]
14) [I] to make progress
How far did you get with your homework?[/ex]
I'm not getting anywhere with this essay (= not making any progress).[/ex]
At last she is starting to get somewhere in her career (= make some progress).[/ex]
Everyone finds driving difficult at first, but you're getting there (= making progress).[/ex]
15) [T]get sth into/in/onto sth to fit or put something in a place
You can get a lot of things into this bag.[/ex]
16) [T] informal
to understand someone or something
Everyone laughed, but Harold didn't seem to get the joke.[/ex]
I don't get it – what's happening?[/ex]
17) [I/T] to have the opportunity or be able to do something
Did you get to visit the Louvre when you were in Paris?[/ex]
18) [T] to catch or punish someone
The police need to get the person who did this.[/ex]
19) [T] spoken
to answer the door or phone
It's OK, I'll get it.[/ex]
20) [T] to use a particular vehicle to travel somewhere
It's easiest if you get a taxi from the station.[/ex]
21) [T] to succeed in talking to someone by phone
Is there a number where I can get you this evening?[/ex]
22) [T] to prepare a meal
It's time to start getting dinner.[/ex]
See:
hold II,
know I
- get sth across
- get ahead
- get along
- get around
- get around sb
- get around sth
- get around to sth
- get at sb
- get at sth
- get away
- get away with sth
- get back
- get sb back
- get sth back
- get back at sb
- get back to sb
- get behind
- get by
- get sb down
- get down to sth
- get in
- get in on sth
- get into sth
- get off
- get off (sth)
- get off (sb/sth)
- get sth off
- get off on sth
- get off with sb
- get on
- get onto sb
- get onto sth
- get on with sth
- get out
- get sth out
- get out of sth
- get sth out of sb
- get sth out of sth
- get over sth
- get sth over
- get sth over with
- get round
- get round sb
- get round sth
- get round to sth
- get through
- get through sth
- get through to sb
- get to sb
- get together
- get up
- get sb up
- get up to sth
- get with

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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