Bedeutung von “get” im Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /ɡet/ present participle getting, past tense and past participle got, past participle gotten

A1 to obtain or buy something:

Where did you get your shoes?
I got you a ticket.

A1 to receive something:

Did you get anything nice for your birthday?
Ben still hasn’t gotten my email yet.
get a bus, train, taxi, etc.

A1 to travel somewhere in a bus, train, or other vehicle:

Should we get a taxi to the station?

A1 to arrive somewhere:

What time do you get home from work?

A2 to go somewhere and bring back someone or something:

Wait here while I get the car.
get ill, rich, sick, wet, etc.

B1 to become rich, sick, wet, etc.:

Hurry up – your breakfast is getting cold.
It’s getting late – we should go.

B1 to move to a different place or into a different position:

I saw her getting into his car.

B1 to become sick:

I feel like I’m getting a cold.
You can get malaria from mosquitoes.
get caught, bitten, etc.

B1 If you get caught, bitten, etc., someone or something catches you, bites you, etc.:

He got killed in the war.

B1 used with the past participle of some verbs to mean to do something, or to arrange for someone to do something for you:

Could you get the kids dressed?
I need to get my hair cut.

B1 to deal with or answer a ringing telephone, a knock on the door, etc.:

Could you get the phone?
get someone/something to do something

to make something happen, or make someone or something do something:

I can’t get my computer to work!
I got my dad to pick me up from the station.
get to do something

to have the chance to do something:

I never got to meet her.

to understand something:

He never gets any of my jokes.

(Definition von “get” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)