Translation of "get" - English-Italian dictionary

get

verb uk /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense and past participle got, past participle UK got, past participle US gotten)

A1 to receive something

ottenere, ricevere
Did you get anything nice for your birthday?
Ben still hasn’t got my email.

A1 to obtain or buy something

ottenere, comprare
Where did you get your shoes?
I got you a ticket.
get a bus, train, taxi, etc.

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

prendere l’autobus, il treno, un taxi, ecc.
Shall we get a taxi to the airport?

A1 to arrive somewhere

arrivare
What time do you get home from work?

A2 to go somewhere and bring back someone or something

andare a prendere
Wait here while I get the car.
get rich, sick, wet, etc.

B1 to become rich, sick, wet, etc.

diventare ricco, malato, bagnato, ecc.
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

entrare, uscire, salire
I saw her getting into his car.

B1 to become sick

prendere, prendersi, buscarsi (malattia)
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.

essere/venire preso, essere/venire punto, ecc.
He got killed in the war.
get something done

B1 to arrange for someone to do something for you

usato con il participio passato di alcuni verbi per indicare l’intenzione di fare qualcosa o far sì che qualcuno faccia qualcosa: far fare qualcosa
Could you get the kids dressed?
I need to get my hair cut.

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

rispondere a (telefono), aprire (porta), ecc.
Could you get the phone?
get someone/something to do something

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

far sì che qualcuno/qualcosa faccia qualcosa
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

avere l’opportunità di fare qualcosa
I never got to meet her.

to understand something

capire
He never gets any of my jokes.

(Translation of “get” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)