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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)
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