Complete Definition of "get"

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English

rank|away|against|though|149|get|eyes|hand|young

Pronunciation
IPA|/gÉt/, SAMPA|/gEt/
audio|en-us-get.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|Ét

Etymology 1
From ON. geta (the Old English cognate existing only in compounds such as forgietan|forÄ¡ietan âforgetâ, begietan|beÄ¡ietan âbegetâ, etc.).

Verb
en-verb|gets|getting|got|got, (North American or British archaic) gotten

  1. transitive To obtain, purchase or acquire.

#: I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store.
#: You need to get permission to leave early.

  1. transitive To receive.

#: I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.
#: ''He got a severe reprimand for that.

  1. transitive To fetch.

#: Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?

  1. intransitive To become.

#: I'm getting hungry, how about you?
#: Don't get drunk tonight.

  1. transitive To cause to become; to bring about

#: That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.
#: I'll get this finished by lunchtime.
#: I can't get these boots off.

  1. transitive To cause to do.

#: Somehow she got him to agree to it.
#: I can't get it to work.

  1. intransitive To arrive at or progress towards (a place or outcome).

#: When are we going to get to London?
#: We're slowly getting there.
#: Get over here!

  1. intransitive (with various prepositions, such as into, over, behind etc.; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over etc.) To adopt or assume (a certain position or state).

#: The actors are getting into position.
#: I'm getting into a muddle.
#: We got behind the wall.

  1. intransitive To begin (doing something).

#: We ought to get moving or we'll be late.
#: After lunch we got chatting.

  1. transitive To catch a means of public transport.

#: I normally get the 7.45 train.

  1. context|transitive|idiom To answer the phone or the door, etc.

#: Can you get that call, please? I'm busy.

  1. intransitive (with infinitive) To be able, permitted; to have the opportunity (to do something).

#: I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!

  1. context|transitive|colloquial To understand.

#: Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny.
#: He's weird. I don't get him.
#: Do you get math class?
#: I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!

  1. context|transitive To be; used to form a passive voice.

#: He got bitten by a dog.

  1. context|transitive|colloquial To catch (a disease).

#: I went on holiday and got malaria.

  1. context|transitive|colloquial To catch out, trick.

#: He keeps calling pretending to be my boss – it gets me every time.

  1. context|transitive|colloquial To perplex, stump.

#: That question's really got me.

  1. transitive To find as an answer.

#: What did you get for question four?

  1. context|transitive|colloquial To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to physically assault.

#: The cops finally got me.
#: I'm gonna get him for that.

  1. context|transitive|colloquial To hear.

#: Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?

Synonyms
(obtain): acquire, come by, get hold of, have, obtain, take possession of
(receive): receive, be given
(colloquial: understand): follow, make sense of, understand
(colloquial: be): be
(become): become

Translations
trans-top|obtain
Catalan: aconseguir, obtindre
Danish: få fat i
Dutch: nemen, pakken, halen
French: obtenir
German: besorgen, holen, erwischen; colloquial: kriegen, sich schnappen
Ido: aquirar
trans-mid
Italian: ottenere
Norwegian: få tak i, oppnå
Portuguese: obter
Scottish Gaelic: faigh
Slovene: dobiti
Spanish: conseguir, obtener
Swedish: få tag i, komma över
Turkish: elde etmek, ele geçirmek
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trans-top|receive
Catalan: rebre
Czech: dostávat
Danish: få, modtage
Dutch: krijgen, verkrijgen
Finnish: saada, vastaanottaa
French: recevoir
German: bekommen; colloquial: kriegen
Greek: ÏαίÏνÏ
trans-mid
Ido: aquirar
Italian: ricevere
Norwegian: få, motta
Portuguese: receber
Scottish Gaelic: faigh
Slovene: prejeti
Spanish: recibir
Swedish: få, ta emot, emottaga (archaic)
Turkish: almak
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trans-top|colloquial: understand
Catalan: entendre, comprendre, agafar
Danish: forstå
Dutch: begrijpen, verstaan
Finnish: ymmärtää, tajuta
French: capter, piger
German: kapieren; regional: haben
trans-mid
Norwegian: forstå, fatte
Portuguese: entender
Scottish Gaelic: tuig#Scottish Gaelic|tuig
Spanish: entender
Swedish: fatta, haja (slang)
Turkish: anlamak
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trans-top|colloquial: be
Catalan: ser
French: être
German: werden
Italian: essere
trans-mid
Norwegian: bli
Portuguese: ser
Scottish Gaelic: bi#Scottish Gaelic|bi
Spanish: ser
Swedish: bli
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trans-top|become
Danish: blive
Dutch: worden
French: devenir; (get + <adjective> is often translated by a reflexive verb in French; get drunk = s'enivrer)
German: werden, in some cases: gehen (sometimes translated by a reflexive verb: get drunk = sich betrinken)
Italian: divenire, diventare; (get + <adjective> is often translated by a reflexive verb in Italian; get drunk = ubriacarsi)
Norwegian: bli
trans-mid
Portuguese: tornar, transformar; (get + <adjective> is often translated by a reflexive verb in Portuguese; get drunk = embriagar-se)
Scottish Gaelic: fàs
Spanish: volverse, convertirse en; (get + <adjective> is often translated by a reflexive verb in Spanish; get drunk = emborracharse)
Swedish: bli
Turkish: olmak
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Indonesian: ambil, bawa, terima

Quotations
1971, Carol King and Gerry Goffin, âSmackwater Jackâ, Tapestry, Ode Records

Derived terms

rel-top4|Terms derived from get
beget
forget
from the get-go
get about
get across
get across to
get action
get after
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
get back to
get behind
get beyond
get by
rel-mid4
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
get off
get off easy
get off lightly
rel-mid4
get off with
get on
<!--"get on someone's nerves", etc, are derived from "get on"-->
get one over on
get one's end away
get one's goat
get one's rocks off
get on in years
get on to
get on with
get out
<!--"get-out" is derived from "get out"-->
get out of
get over
get-rich-quick<!--adjective-->
get round
get round to
get stuffed
get there<!--as in "I'm slowly getting there" = "I'm slowly coming to understand"-->
get the time to
rel-mid4
get through
get through to
get to
get to be
get together
get under
get up
<!--"get-up" and "get up and go" are derived from "get up"-->
get up in
get up to
get well soon
get with the program, get with the programme
go-getter
go-getting
got<!--in the Ebonics sense of "have"-->
have got<!--in the sense of "have"-->
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Etymology 2
Variant of git.

Noun
en-noun

  1. UK A git.

<!--an idiot, a contemptible person
#: Although get is the original word, the derived word git is more common.--><!-- My opinion, though backed up by http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/g.htm -->

Etymology 3
Hebrew ××.

Noun
en-noun|gittim

  1. A Jewish writ of divorce.

Category:English irregular verbs


Swedish

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-en get.ogg|audio

Noun
sv-noun-reg-r-c|2gete|3gette
get c

  1. goat

Category:200 English basic words
Category:Old Norse derivations

ar:get
de:get
et:get
el:get
fa:get
fr:get
gl:get
ko:get
hy:get
hi:get
io:get
id:get
it:get
kk:get
hu:get
nl:get
ja:get
pl:get
pt:get
ru:get
simple:get
fi:get
sv:get
ta:get
te:get
vi:get
tr:get
uk:get
vo:get
zh:get

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