Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “get”

get

verb
 
 
/ɡet/ (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
[T] to obtain, buy, or earn something: I think she gets about $40,000 a year.get sth for sth How much did he get for his business when he sold it?
[T] to receive or be given something: get sth from sb/sth The results we got from our market research team indicate that potential customers seem to like the new ad campaign.
[I, usually + adv/prep] to reach a particular stage, condition, or time: get to sth Your earnings increase hugely if you get to the top in the legal profession.
[T] informal to pay for something: I'll get the bill.
(Definition of get from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Opportunity, but you might be interested in these topics from the Chance and possibility topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “get” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More