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'get' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'get'
1. a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

'get' - used as a verb
2. come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
Get your results the next day
Get permission to take a few days off from work
3. enter or assume a certain state or condition
It must be getting more serious
Get going!
4. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
He got his squad on the ball
He got a girl into trouble
5. receive a specified treatment (abstract)
I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions
6. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight
7. go or come after and bring or take back
Get me those books over there, please
8. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
get an idea
get nauseous
9. take vengeance on or get even
We'll get them!
This time I got him
10. achieve a point or goal
The Brazilian team got 4 goals
11. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
My children finally got me to buy a computer
12. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
We finally got the suspect
13. come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
I got funny spots all over my body
14. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
He got AIDS
15. 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
16. give certain properties to something
get someone mad
17. move into a desired direction of discourse
18. grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
did you get it?
She didn't get the joke
I just don't get him
19. attract and fix
20. reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
The blow got him in the back
21. reach by calculation
What do you get when you add up these numbers?
22. acquire as a result of some effort or action
You cannot get water out of a stone
Where did she get these news?
23. purchase
What did you get at the toy store?
24. perceive by hearing
She didn't get his name when they met the first time
25. suffer from the receipt of
26. receive as a retribution or punishment
He got 5 years in prison
27. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
28. reach and board
She got the bus just as it was leaving
29. irritate
Her childish behavior really get to me
His lying really gets me
30. evoke an emotional response
Brahms's 'Requiem' gets me every time
31. apprehend and reproduce accurately
She got the mood just right in her photographs
32. earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
33. overcome or destroy
The ice storm got my hibiscus
the cat got the goldfish
34. be a mystery or bewildering to
Got me--I don't know the answer!
35. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
Get working as soon as the sun rises!
Let's get down to work now
36. undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
She got a bruise on her leg
He got his arm broken in the scuffle
37. make children

derived forms
1. Get / Plural
gets
2. Get / Past
got
3. Get / Third Person
gets
4. Get / Present Participle
getting
5. Get / Past Participle
gotten
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