Meaning of GET in English


v. 25B6; verb

where did you get that hat? : ACQUIRE, obtain, come by, receive, gain, earn, win, come into, take possession of, be given; buy, purchase, procure, secure; gather, collect, pick up, hook, net, land; achieve, attain; informal get one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, grab, bag, score.

I got your letter : RECEIVE, be sent, be in receipt of, be given.

your tea's getting cold : BECOME, grow, turn, go.

get the children from school : FETCH, collect, go for, call for, pick up, bring, deliver, convey, ferry, transport.

the chairman gets £650,000 a year : EARN, be paid, take home, bring in, make, receive, collect, gross; informal pocket, bank, rake in, net, bag.

have the police got their man? : APPREHEND, catch, arrest, capture, seize; take prisoner, take into custody, detain, put in jail, put behind bars, imprison, incarcerate; informal collar, grab, nab, nail, run in, pinch, bust, pick up, pull in, do, feel someone's collar; Brit. informal nick.

I got a taxi : TRAVEL BY/ON/IN; take, catch, use.

she got flu : SUCCUMB TO, develop, go/come down with, sicken for, fall victim to, be struck down with, be afflicted by/with; become infected with, catch, contract, fall ill with, be taken ill with; Brit. go down with; informal take ill with; N. Amer. informal take sick with.

I got a pain in my arm : EXPERIENCE, suffer, be afflicted with, sustain, feel, have.

I got him on the radio : CONTACT, get in touch with, communicate with, make contact with, reach; phone, call, radio; speak to, talk to; Brit. get on to; informal get hold of.

I didn't get what he said : HEAR, discern, distinguish, make out, perceive, follow, take in.

I don't get the joke : UNDERSTAND, comprehend, grasp, see, fathom, follow, perceive, apprehend, unravel, decipher; informal get the drift of, catch on to, latch on to, figure out; Brit. informal twig, suss.

we got there early : ARRIVE, reach, come, make it, turn up, appear, come on the scene, approach, enter, present oneself, come along, materialize, show one's face; informal show (up), roll in/up, blow in.

we got her to go : PERSUADE, induce, prevail on, influence; wheedle into, talk into, cajole into.

I'd like to get to meet him : CONTRIVE, arrange, find a way, manage; succeed in, organize; informal work it, fix it.

I'll get supper : PREPARE, get ready, cook, make, assemble, muster, concoct; informal fix, rustle up; Brit. informal knock up.

(informal) I'll get him for that : TAKE REVENGE ON, exact/wreak revenge on, get one's revenge on, avenge oneself on, take vengeance on, get even with, pay back, get back at, exact retribution on, give someone their just deserts; Brit. informal get one's own back on.

He scratched his head. ‘You've got me there.’ : BAFFLE, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, bewilder, mystify, bemuse, confuse, confound; informal flummox, faze, stump, beat, fox; N. Amer. informal discombobulate.

what gets me is how neurotic she is : ANNOY, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, provoke, incense, infuriate, madden, try someone's patience, ruffle someone's feathers; informal aggravate, peeve, miff, rile, get to, needle, hack off, get someone's back up, get on someone's nerves, get up someone's nose, get someone's goat, drive mad, make someone see red; Brit. informal wind up, nark, get someone's wick; N. Amer. informal tee off, tick off.

give, send, take, leave.

25A0; get about MOVE ABOUT, move around, travel.

25A0; get something across COMMUNICATE, get over, impart, convey, transmit, make clear, express.

25A0; get ahead PROSPER, flourish, thrive, do well; succeed, make it, advance, get on in the world, go up in the world, make good, become rich; informal go places, get somewhere, make the big time.

25A0; get along

does he get along with his family? : BE FRIENDLY, be compatible, get on; agree, see eye to eye, concur, be in accord, be on the same wavelength; informal hit it off.

he was getting along well at school : FARE, manage, progress, advance, get on, get by, do, cope; succeed.

25A0; get around TRAVEL, circulate, socialize, do the rounds.

25A0; get at

it's difficult to get at the pipes : ACCESS, get to, reach, touch.

he had been got at by enemy agents : CORRUPT, suborn, influence, bribe, buy off, pay off; informal fix, square; Brit. informal nobble.

(informal) what are you getting at? : IMPLY, suggest, intimate, insinuate, hint, mean, drive at, allude to.

(Brit. informal) I don't like being got at : CRITICIZE, pick on, find fault with, nag; BULLY, victimize, persecute, discriminate against.

25A0; get away ESCAPE, run away/off, break out, break free, break loose, bolt, flee, take flight, make off, take off, decamp, abscond, make a run for it; slip away, sneak away; informal cut and run, skedaddle, do a disappearing act, scarper, leg it; Brit. informal do a bunk, do a runner.

25A0; get away with ESCAPE BLAME FOR, escape punishment for.

25A0; get back RETURN, come home, come back.

25A0; get something back RETRIEVE, regain, win back, recover, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, redeem; find (again), trace.

25A0; get back at TAKE REVENGE ON, exact/wreak revenge on, avenge oneself on, take vengeance on, get even with, pay back, retaliate on/against, exact retribution on, give someone their just deserts; Brit. informal get one's own back on.

25A0; get someone down DEPRESS, sadden, make unhappy, make gloomy, dispirit, dishearten, demoralize, discourage, crush, weigh down, oppress; upset, distress; informal give someone the blues, make someone fed up.

25A0; get by MANAGE, cope, survive, exist, subsist, muddle through/along, scrape by, make ends meet, make do, keep the wolf from the door; informal make out.

25A0; get off

Sally got off the bus : ALIGHT (FROM), step off, dismount (from), descend (from), disembark (from), leave, exit.

(informal) he was arrested but got off : ESCAPE PUNISHMENT, be acquitted, be absolved, be cleared, be exonerated.

25A0; get on

we got on the train : BOARD, enter, step aboard, climb on, mount, ascend, catch; informal hop on, jump on.

how are you getting on? : FARE, manage, progress, get along, do, cope, get by, survive, muddle through/along; succeed, prosper; informal make out.

he got on with his job : CONTINUE, proceed, go ahead, carry on, go on, press on, persist, persevere; keep at; informal stick with/at.

we don't get on. : See get along sense 1.

25A0; get out

the prisoners got out. : See get away .

the news got out : BECOME KNOWN, become common knowledge, come to light, emerge, transpire; come out, be uncovered, be revealed, be divulged, be disclosed, be reported, be released, leak out.

25A0; get out of EVADE, dodge, shirk, avoid, escape, sidestep; informal duck (out of), wriggle out of, cop out of; Austral./NZ informal duck-shove.

25A0; get over

I have just got over flu : RECOVER FROM, recuperate from, get better after, shrug off, survive.

we tried to get over this problem : OVERCOME, surmount, get the better of, master, get round, find an/the answer to, get a grip on, deal with, cope with, sort out, take care of, crack, rise above; informal lick.

25A0; get something over . See get something across .

25A0; get round someone CAJOLE, persuade, wheedle, coax, prevail on, win over, bring round, sway, beguile, charm, inveigle, influence, woo; informal sweet-talk, soft-soap, butter up, twist someone's arm.

25A0; get together

get together the best writers : COLLECT, gather, assemble, bring together, rally, muster, marshal, congregate, convene, amass; formal convoke.

we must get together soon : MEET (UP), rendezvous, see each other, socialize.

25A0; get up GET OUT OF BED, rise, stir, rouse oneself; informal surface; formal arise.

25A0; get someone up (informal) DRESS, clothe, attire, garb, fit out, turn out, deck (out), trick out/up, costume, array, robe; informal doll up; archaic apparel.

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