getverbuk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten
get verb (OBTAIN)
When did you get the news about Sam? 你是甚麼時候得到關於山姆的消息？
If you get a moment (= have time available), could you help me fill in that form? 你要是有時間的話，能不能幫我填那張表？
Let me go get my glasses.
- The advantage of booking tickets in advance is that you get better seats.
- What class of degree did you get?
- I don't know if I can get the car tonight - I'll have to clear it with Mum.
- She gets a 15% commission on every machine she sells.
- I got some shoes cheap in the sale.
get verb (REACH)
- We enjoyed wonderful views when we got to the top of the mountain.
- He was exhausted by the time he got to the finish line.
- Your bags will be waiting for you when you get to the hotel.
- The aid was getting to the people who needed it most.
- She's been trying hard, but she doesn't feel that she's getting anywhere.
get verb (BECOME ILL WITH)
- You can get very nasty skin diseases from bathing in dirty water.
- I got a crick in my neck from painting the ceiling.
- I can't come in to work today - I've got a bit of a dodgy stomach.
- She's got a nasty dose of flu.
- When I've got a cold, I don't feel like eating.
get verb (START TO BE)
Your coffee's getting cold. 你的咖啡要涼掉了。
After a while you get used to all the noise. 過一會兒你就會習慣這些噪音了。
get going/moving C2 informal
- He got fed up with all the travelling he had to do.
- The trouble with this carpet is that it gets dirty very easily.
- Your essay gets a bit confused halfway through when you introduce too many ideas at once.
- The music just gets distorted when you play it so loud.
- It was getting dark now and we were tired.
get verb (CAUSE)
Why don't you get Nicole to come to the party? 你為甚麼不勸妮高一起來參加聚會？
- These arguments always get my adrenalin going.
- I've been running round in circles trying to get all the reports finished before the meeting.
- Can you get this cork to come out of the bottle?
- "Do you think you could get this parcel mailed for me, please?" "Consider it done."
- The law has criminalized prostitution but not got rid of it.
get verb (BE)
（有時代替 be 構成被動形式）變成，變得，被
- He converted to Catholicism when he got married.
- I got chucked out of the exam for cribbing from the guy in front.
- My dress got all crushed in my suitcase.
- For months I've been dining out on the story of what happened when my house got flooded.
- Are you getting excited about your holiday?
get verb (MOVE)
- Journalists had insisted on getting to the front line of the battle, heedless of the risks.
- Security did not prevent an interloper from getting onto the stage at the opening ceremony.
- You get into the building through a side door.
- I tried to get in the cinema last night but it was full.
- They got into the car and zoomed off.
get verb (TRAVEL)
- It was a good job I got the earlier train.
- You can get a bus from just outside the supermarket.
- It'll be more expensive if you get a taxi.
- It was too late to get a bus, so we had to walk home.
- Get the train to King's Cross and I'll meet you at the station.
get verb (DEAL WITH)
- Pass me the bill. I'll get it.
- Will you please get the phone?
- That's the doorbell. You'd better get it.
- If the phone rings when I'm in the shower, will you get it please?
- If you get the drinks, I'll pay for the meal.
get verb (HAVE CHANCE)
- Did you get to visit your uncle when you were in Canada?
- We never got to test drive the car before we bought it.
- They got to play in the sandpit while the adults were shopping.
- Who gets to have the last piece of chocolate cake?
- We don't often get to spend the weekend together.
get verb (UNDERSTAND/HEAR)
I told that joke to Sophia, but she didn't get it. 我跟蘇菲亞講了那個笑話，可她沒有聽懂。
- I didn't get that joke he told - did you?
- Sorry, I still don't get it. You'll have to explain.
- I didn't get that. Could you say it again?
- I didn't get half of what he said because he talks so fast.
- Did you get that? I hadn't a clue what he said.
get verb (PREPARE)
- I thought I could score some brownie points with my mother-in-law by offering to get dinner.
- I'll do the main course, if you get the salad.
- She was already up getting breakfast when I came downstairs.
- I'll cook this evening, you got dinner last night.
- He just sat in front of the TV while I was getting the dinner.
get verb (PAY)
get verb (CONFUSE)