HyperDic: get

English > 37 senses of the word get:
VERBpossessionget, acquirecome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
changeget, become, goenter or assume a certain state or condition
changeget, let, havecause to move
changeget, receive, find, obtain, incurreceive a specified treatment (abstract)
motionget, arrive, comereach a destination
contactget, bring, convey, fetchgo or come after and bring or take back
perceptionget, experience, receive, havego through (mental or physical states or experiences)
competitionget, pay back, pay off, fixtake vengeance on or get even
possessionget, have, makeachieve a point or goal
communicationget, induce, stimulate, cause, have, makecause to do
contactget, catch, capturesucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
bodyget, grow, develop, produce, acquirecome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
bodyget, contract, takebe stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
communicationgetcommunicate with a place or person
changeget, makegive certain properties to something
communicationget, drive, aimmove into a desired direction of discourse
cognitionget, catchgrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
contactget, catch, arrestattract and fix
contactget, catchreach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
cognitiongetreach by calculation
possessiongetacquire as a result of some effort or action
possessiongetpurchase
perceptionget, catchperceive by hearing
perceptionget, catchsuffer from the receipt of
perceptionget, receivereceive as a retribution or punishment
motionget, scram, buzz off, fuck off, bugger offleave immediately
motiongetreach and board
emotionget, get under one's skinirritate
emotiongetevoke an emotional response
creationget, catchapprehend and reproduce accurately
creationget, drawearn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
contactgetovercome or destroy
cognitionget, perplex, vex, stick, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundbe a mystery or bewildering to
changeget, get down, begin, start out, start, set about, set out, commencetake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action
bodyget, suffer, sustain, haveundergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
bodyget, beget, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forthmake children
NOUNactgeta return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
get > pronunciation
Soundsgeh't; gih't
Rhymesabet ... yet: 108 rhymes with eht...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > get: 37 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent.
BroaderreturnA tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
English > get: 37 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThe children get the ball
Examples
  • "Get your results the next day"
  • "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
Synonymacquire
Narroweraccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
acquire, win, gainwin something through one's efforts
borrowGet temporarily
buy, purchaseObtain by purchase
buyacquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange
capture, catchCapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
catchGet or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly
collect, pick up, gather up, call forGather or collect
come by, come intoObtain, especially accidentally
earn, garner, winacquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
enter upon, come upon, luck intoTake possession of
find, regaincome upon after searching
findObtain through effort or management
gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring inearn on some commercial or business transaction
getacquire as a result of some effort or action
glomseize upon or latch onto something
inheritObtain from someone after their death
isolateObtain in pure form
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, takeEngage for service under a term of contract
line up, get hold, come up, findGet something or somebody for a specific purpose
obtainCome into possession of
partake, share, partake inHave, give, or receive a share of
pick upGet in addition, as an increase
pollGet the votes of
preemptacquire for oneself before others can do so
preemptGain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)
press out, express, extractObtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
profit, gain, benefitderive a benefit from
receive, haveGet something
reclaim, repossessclaim back
recover, retrieve, find, regainget or find back
recover, recoup, recuperateregain or make up for
turnGet by buying and selling
win back, get backRecover something or somebody that appeared to be lost
Similar toreceive, get, find, obtain, incurReceive a specified treatment (abstract)
Spanishadquirir, conseguir, lograr, obtener, sacar, tomar
Catalanaconseguir, adquirir, obtenir, prendre
Nounsgettingthe act of acquiring something
English > get: 37 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningEnter or assume a certain state or condition.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s PP
ModelJohn will get angry
Examples
  • "It must be getting more serious"
  • "Get going!"
Synonymsbecome, go
Narrowerbreakcome into being
runchange from one state to another
settleBecome resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
sober up, soberBecome sober after excessive alcohol consumption
sober up, soberBecome more realistic
takeBe seized or affected in a specified way
take effectgo into effect or become effective or operative
workarrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
See alsoget aheadobtain advantages, such as points, etc.
get on, get alongdevelop in a positive way
get overget on top of
Spanishconstituir, devenir, iniciar, llegar a ser, ponerse, tornar, volverse
Catalanconstituir, esdevenir, iniciar, posar-se, tornar-se, tornar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymslet, have
Broadermake, getGive certain properties to something
Spanishponer
Catalanposar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningReceive a specified treatment (abstract).
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsreceive, find, obtain, incur
NarrowertakeAscertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar toget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishadquirir, encontrar, obtener, recibir
Catalanobtenir
English > get: 37 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningreach a destination; arrive by movement or progress.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
Synonymsarrive, come
Entailed byimmigrateCome into a new country and change residency
Narrowercome, come inBe received
drive inarrive by motorcar
flood inarrive in great numbers
land, set downreach or come to rest
land, put down, bring downCause to come to the ground
land, set ashore, shorearrive on shore
plump inarrive suddenly and unannounced
pull in, get in, move in, draw inOf trains
reach, hit, attainReach a point in time, or a certain state or level
roll uparrive in a vehicle
Oppositeleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Similar togetreach and board
Spanishalcanzar, arribar, llegar, venir
Catalanarribar, venir
English > get: 37 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaninggo or come after and bring or take back.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"Get me those books over there, please"
Synonymsbring, convey, fetch
Entailscome, come upMove toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
NarrowerdeliverBring to a destination, make a delivery
retrieveRun after, pick up, and bring to the master
retrieveGo for and bring back
Broadertransmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channeliseSend from one person or place to another
Oppositetake away, bear off, bear away, carry away, carry offRemove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state
Similar tobring, convey, takeTake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Spanishacercar, coger, llevar, portar, traer
Catalanagafar, dur, portar, transportar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 7, perception
Meaninggo through (mental or physical states or experiences).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "get an idea"
  • "get nauseous"
Synonymsexperience, receive, have
Entailsperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
NarrowerhorripilateHave one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps
suffer, sustain, have, getUndergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
takeExperience or feel or submit to
BroaderundergoPass through
Spanishexperimentar, tener
Catalanexperimentar, tenir
English > get: 37 senses > verb 8, competition
MeaningTake vengeance on or get even.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"We'll get them!"
Synonymspay back, pay off, fix
Broaderget even, get backTake revenge or even out a score
Similar topaymake a compensation for
Spanishcoger, desquitarse, pagar, pillar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 9, possession
Meaningachieve a point or goal.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymshave, make
Broaderscore, hit, tally, rack upgain points in a game / game / game
Similar tomakeact in a certain way so as to acquire
Spanishhacer, lograr, tener
English > get: 37 senses > verb 10, communication
MeaningCause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey get him to write the letter
Synonymsinduce, stimulate, cause, have, make
Narrowerbringinduce or persuade
compel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
decideCause to decide
encouragespur on
leadCause to undertake a certain action / action
letactively cause something to happen / happen / happen / happen
persuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
prompt, inspire, instigateServe as the inciting cause of
solicitincite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
suborninduce to commit perjury or give false testimony
Spanishcausar, estimular, hacer, incentivar, inducir, ocasionar, producir, provocar
Catalancausar, estimular, fer, incentivar, induir, ocasionar, provocar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningsucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscatch, capture
Narrowerlasso, ropecatch / catch with a lasso
recapture, retakecapture again
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishatrapar, capturar
Catalanagafar, capturar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 12, body
MeaningCome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsgrow, develop, produce, acquire
NarrowercutHave grow through the gums
fledge, featherGrow feathers
leafproduce leaves, of plants
podproduce pods, of plants
pupateDevelop into a pupa
regrowGrow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption
springDevelop suddenly
sprout, stockput forth and grow sprouts / sprouts or shoots
stool, tillerGrow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
teetheGrow teeth
work up, get upDevelop
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar todevelop, acquire, evolvegain through experience
Spanishadquirir, crecer, cultivar, desarrollar, elaborar, producir
Catalanadquirir, cultivar, desenvolupar, elaborar, produir
Nounsgettingthe act of acquiring something
English > get: 37 senses > verb 13, body
MeaningBe stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscontract, take
Narrowercatchcontract
Broadersicken, come downGet sick
Similar tocatchcontract
Spanishcoger, contraer
Catalanagafar, contreure
English > get: 37 senses > verb 14, communication
MeaningCommunicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
English > get: 37 senses > verb 15, change
MeaningGive certain properties to something.
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
Example"get someone mad"
Synonymmake
Narrowerget, let, haveCause to move
leaveAct or be so as to become in a specified state
renderCause to become
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishconvertir, volver
Catalanconvertir, tornar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 16, communication
MeaningMove into a desired direction of discourse.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsdrive, aim
Broadermean, intendmean or intend to express or convey
English > get: 37 senses > verb 17, cognition
Meaninggrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "did you get it?"
  • "She didn't get the joke"
  • "I just don't get him"
Synonymcatch
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Similar tocatch, getapprehend and reproduce accurately
getacquire as a result of some effort or action
Spanishcomprender, entender
English > get: 37 senses > verb 18, contact
Meaningattract and fix.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscatch, arrest
Broaderattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Spanishatrapar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 19, contact
Meaningreach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymcatch
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishdar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 20, cognition
Meaningreach by calculation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
Entailscalculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figuremake a mathematical calculation or computation
Similar togetacquire as a result of some effort or action
Spanishobtener
Catalanfer, obtenir
English > get: 37 senses > verb 21, possession
Meaningacquire as a result of some effort or action.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "You cannot get water out of a stone"
  • "Where did she get these news?"
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Similar tocatch, getgrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
getreach by calculation
English > get: 37 senses > verb 22, possession
Meaningpurchase.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"What did you get at the toy store?"
Categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilismtransactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Broaderbuy, purchaseObtain by purchase
Spanishcomprar, llevarse
Nounsgettingthe act of acquiring something
English > get: 37 senses > verb 23, perception
Meaningperceive by hearing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
Synonymcatch
Broaderhearperceive (sound) via the auditory sense
Similar tocatch, take in, overhearhear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
Spanishescuchar, oír
English > get: 37 senses > verb 24, perception
MeaningSuffer from the receipt of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcatch
Broaderhurt, ache, sufferFeel physical pain
Similar tocatchBe struck or affected by
get, receiveReceive as a retribution or punishment
English > get: 37 senses > verb 25, perception
MeaningReceive as a retribution or punishment.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymreceive
Similar tocatch, getSuffer from the receipt of
Spanishcobrar, recibir
Catalancobrar, rebre
English > get: 37 senses > verb 26, motion
MeaningLeave immediately; used usually in the imperative form.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsscram, buzz off, fuck off, bugger off
Broaderleave, go forth, go awaygo away from a place
Spanishesfumarse, irse, largarse, marcharse, retirarse
English > get: 37 senses > verb 27, motion
Meaningreach and board.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadercatchreach in time
Similar toarrive, get, comereach a destination
Spanishabordar, coger
English > get: 37 senses > verb 28, emotion
Meaningirritate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s to somebody
Examples
  • "Her childish behavior really get to me"
  • "His lying really gets me"
Synonymget under one's skin
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Similar togetEvoke an emotional response
Spanishexasperar, sacar de quicio
English > get: 37 senses > verb 29, emotion
MeaningEvoke an emotional response.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will get him
Example"Brahms's 'Requiem' gets me every time"
Broadertouch, stiraffect emotionally
Similar toget, get under one's skinirritate
Spanishllegar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 30, creation
Meaningapprehend and reproduce accurately.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymcatch
Broaderreproducerecreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.
Similar tocatch, getgrasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
Spanishcaptar, capturar, lograr
English > get: 37 senses > verb 31, creation
Meaningearn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdraw
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broadereffect, effectuate, set upproduce
English > get: 37 senses > verb 32, contact
MeaningOvercome or destroy.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
English > get: 37 senses > verb 33, cognition
MeaningBe a mystery or bewildering to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsperplex, vex, stick, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Narrowerelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
riddleSet a difficult problem or riddle
stump, mix upCause to be perplexed or confounded
Broaderconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
Spanishasombrar, confundir, desconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, sorprender
Catalandesconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 34, change
MeaningTake the first ... / first step or steps in carrying out an action.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelThey get moving
Examples
  • "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"
  • "Let's get down to work now"
Synonymsget down, begin, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
Narrowerattackset to work upon
auspicatecommence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
break instart in a certain activity, enterprise / enterprise, or role
come onOccur or become available
embark, enterSet out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
fallBegin vigorously
get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rollingstart to be active
get toarrive at the point of
jump offset off quickly, usually with success
plunge, launchBegin with vigor
recommenceBegin again
strike outSet out on a course of action
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginBegin to speak, understand, read, and write a language
Spanishcomenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar, principiar
English > get: 37 senses > verb 35, body
MeaningUndergo (as of injuries and illnesses).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssuffer, sustain, have
Narrowerbreak down, collapseCollapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack
crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapseSuffer a nervous breakdown
crampSuffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle
Broaderexperience, receive, have, getgo through (mental or physical states or experiences)
Similar tohaveSuffer from
Spanishpadecer, sufrir
Catalansofrir
English > get: 37 senses > verb 36, body
Meaningmake children.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbeget, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishconcebir, engendrar, generar, producir
Catalanengendrar, generar

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