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getverb

 us   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )

get verb (OBTAIN)

[T] to take something into ​yourpossession, or have something ​happen that you ​accept or ​receive: He ​climbed over the ​fence to get his ​ball back. Monique ​raised her ​hand to get the teacher’s ​attention. Can I get you a ​drink? Dad ​keepstelling me to get a ​job. What did you get on the ​test (= What ​mark did you ​receive)? I ​think she gets (= ​earns) about $10 an ​hour. We don’t get much ​snow in this ​part of the ​country (= It does not often ​snow). [T] To get something often ​means to ​buy or ​pay for it: He went to the ​store to get ​milk.

get verb (BECOME)

[L] to ​become or ​start to be: Yourcoffee is getting ​cold. He’s gotten so ​big, I ​hardlyrecognized him. They’re getting ​marriedlater this ​year. Tom got ​lost in the ​woods. What ​time do you get off ​work? We’d ​better get going/​moving or we’ll be late.

get verb (BECOME ILL WITH)

[T] to ​becomeill with a ​disease: Everyone ​seems to be getting the ​flu.

get verb (CAUSE)

[T] to ​cause something to be done or ​persuade someone to do something: The ​bed is too ​wide – we’ll never get it through the ​door. I can’t get this ​printer to ​work!

get verb (PREPARE)

[T] to ​prepare a ​meal: Why don’t you get ​supperready?

get verb (MOVE)

[always + adv/prep] to move in a ​particulardirection: [I] Get away from that ​wetpaint! [I] He got down on his ​hands and ​knees to ​look for his ​contactlens. [T] Her ​throat was so ​sore that she had ​trouble getting the ​medicine down (= ​swallowing it). [I] I ​hit my ​head as I was getting into the ​car. [M] Momma said we have to get these ​wetclothes off (= ​remove them). [T] Get ​yourfeet off the ​couch (= move them off it). [always + adv/prep] To get off a ​road when you are ​drivingmeans to ​turn onto another ​road: [I] Get off the ​expressway at ​exit 43. [always + adv/prep] To get off a ​train, ​bus, or ​aircraft is to ​leave it: [I] Get off at ​Union Station.

get verb (TRAVEL)

[T] to go into a ​vehicle or ​aircraft for ​traveling: We could ​call for a ​taxi or get the ​bus.

get verb (ARRIVE)

[I always + adv/prep] to ​arrive at a ​place or ​reach a ​stage in a ​process: We only got as ​far as Denver when the ​carbroke down. What ​time does he ​normally get ​home from ​work? We’re not getting very ​far (= not ​advancing) with this ​computerprogram, are we?

get verb (UNDERSTAND)

[T] to ​understand: I ​think I got the ​generalidea of the ​chapter. The ​music was ​loud and I didn’t get what he said. I never said he was ​mean – you’ve got it all ​wrong (= you are ​confused about this ​matter).

get verb (CALCULATE)

[T] to ​calculate the ​answer to a ​mathematicalproblem: What do you get if you ​divide 20 by 4?

get verb (ANSWER)

[T] to ​answer a ​ringingtelephone, a ​knock at the ​door, etc.: Hey, Juan, someone’s at the ​door – would you get it, ​please?

get verb (HIT)

[T] to ​hit someone, esp. with something ​thrown or a ​bullet: My first ​throwmissed, but the second got him in the ​leg.

get verb (ANNOY)

[T] infml to ​cause someone to ​feelslightlyangry: It gets me when I have to both ​cookdinner and ​clean the ​dishes.

get verb (CAUSE EMOTIONS)

[T] infml to have an ​emotionaleffect on someone: That ​scene in the ​movie, when the ​father and ​daughter are ​reunited, always gets me.
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getverb

uk   us   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)

get verb (OBTAIN)

A1 [T] to ​obtain, ​buy, or ​earn something: He went to the ​shop to get some ​milk.UK I ​think she gets about £40,000 a ​year. We ​stopped on the way to get some ​breakfast. I ​managed to get all three ​suitcases for under $200. How much did he get for his ​car? (= How much ​money did he ​sell it for?) Where did you get ​yourshoes from?A1 [T] to ​receive or be given something: UK I got ​quite a ​surprise when I ​saw her with ​shorthair. When did you get the ​news about Sam? I got a ​phonecall from Phil last ​night. What ​grade did he get for the ​exam? I got the ​impression that they'd ​rather be ​alone. What did you get foryourbirthday? We don't get much ​snow (= it does not often ​snow) here. I ​managed to get a ​glimpse of him (= ​see him for a ​moment) through the ​crowds. If you get a ​moment (= have ​timeavailable), could you ​help me ​fill in that ​form? She gets such ​pleasure from her ​garden. If you can get some ​time offwork, we could ​finish the ​decorating. I can never get her to myself (= be ​alone with her) because she's always ​surrounded by ​people.A2 [T] to go ​somewhere and ​bring back someone or something: Let me go get my ​glasses. [+ two objects] Can I get you a ​drink? [T] to take someone or something into ​yourpossession by ​force: Have the ​police got the man who did it ​yet? Your ​cat got a ​bird this ​morning!
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get verb (REACH)

A1 [I usually + adv/prep, T] to ​reach or ​arrive at a ​particularplace: We hadn't ​even got as ​far as London when the ​carbroke down. What ​time does he ​normally get ​home (from ​work)? If you get to the ​restaurant before us, just ​wait at the ​bar. [I usually + adv/prep] to ​reach a ​particularstage, ​condition, or ​time: You ​earnloads of ​money if you get to the ​top in that ​profession. It got toThursday and she still hadn't ​heard any ​news.informal I'm getting to the ​stage now where I just ​want to give up.get far/somewhere/anywhere to make ​progress or to ​improve: She's taking ​flutelessons, but she really doesn't ​seem to be getting ​anywhere with it. It's been hard ​settling in, but I ​feel like I'm getting ​somewhere at last.
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get verb (BECOME ILL WITH)

B1 [T] to ​becomeill with a ​disease, ​virus, etc.: I got ​foodpoisoning at that ​cheap little ​seafoodrestaurant. Kids get all ​kinds of ​bugs at ​school.
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get verb (START TO BE)

B1 [L] to ​become or ​start to be: He gets really ​upset if you ​mention his ​baldness. Is ​yourcold getting any ​better? Your coffee's getting ​cold. After a while you get used to all the ​noise. You're getting to be such a ​bigboy, aren't you! [+ to infinitive] How did you get to be a ​bellydancer?get going/moving C2 informal to ​start to go or ​move: We'd ​better get ​moving or we'll be late.
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get verb (CAUSE)

B1 [T] to ​cause something to ​happen, or ​cause someone or something to do something: [+ adj] She had to get the ​kids ready for ​school. [+ past participle] I'm ​trying to get this ​articlefinished by ​Thursday. We get ​ourgroceriesdelivered. [+ -ing verb] Were you ​able to get the ​copymachineworking? [+ to infinitive] I can't get my ​computer towork!B2 [T + obj + to infinitive ] to ​persuade someone to do something: Why don't you get Nicole to come to the ​party? [T + past participle] to do something to something or someone without ​intending to or by ​accident: He got his ​bagcaught in the ​traindoors as they were ​closing. I always get the two ​youngestsisters' ​names confused.
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get verb (BE)

B1 [L + past participle] sometimes used ​instead of "be" to ​form the passive: I got ​shouted at by some ​idiot for ​walking past his ​house. They're getting marriedlater this ​year. This ​window got ​broken.
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get verb (MOVE)

B1 [I usually + adv/prep] to ​move to a different ​place or into a different ​position: I ​hit my ​head as I was getting into the ​car. Get out of here now or I'll ​call the ​police. The ​bed is too ​wide - we'll never get it through the ​door. Getting up the ​ladder was ​easy enough - it was coming down that was the ​problem. He got down on his ​knees and ​asked me to ​marry him!
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get verb (TRAVEL)

A1 [T] to ​travelsomewhere in a ​train, ​bus, or other ​vehicle: Shall we get a ​taxi to the ​station?
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get verb (DEAL WITH)

B1 [T] to ​deal with or ​answer a ​ringingphone, ​knock on the ​door, etc.: Hey, Ty, someone's at the ​door - would you get it, ​please?
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get verb (HAVE CHANCE)

B2 [I + to infinitive] to have the ​chance to do something: I never get tosee her now that she ​workssomewhereelse.
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get verb (UNDERSTAND/HEAR)

B2 [T] to ​understand or ​hear something: I didn't get what he said because the ​music was so ​loud. I told that ​joke to Sophia, but she didn't get it.
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  • 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)

[T] to ​prepare a ​meal: I'll put the ​kids to ​bed while you're getting ​dinnerready.
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get verb (PAY)

[I or T] to ​pay for something: Put ​yourmoney away - I'll get these ​drinks.

get verb (CONFUSE)

[T] informal to ​confuse someone and make them ​completelyunable to ​understand or ​explain: Give him a ​technicalquestion - that'll really get him!you've got me there! informal something that you say when you do not ​know the ​answer to a ​question: "How many ​ounces in a ​kilo?" "You've got me there."

get verb (ANNOY)

[T] informal to ​annoy someone: It really gets to me the way we're ​expected to ​actuallylaugh at his ​patheticjokes!

get verb (EMOTION)

[T] informal to make someone ​feelstronglyemotional and often ​cry: That ​part in the ​film when he ​finds out that his ​daughter is ​alive - that always gets me!

get verb (HIT)

[T] to ​hit someone, ​especially with a ​bullet or something ​thrown: The ​bullet got her in the ​leg.
(Definition of get from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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getverb

uk   us   /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 ​marketresearchteamindicate that ​potentialcustomers seem to like the new ad ​campaign.
[I, usually + adv/prep] to ​reach a particular ​stage, ​condition, or ​time: get to sth Your ​earningsincrease hugely if you get to the ​top in the ​legalprofession.
[T] informal to ​pay for something: I'll get the ​bill.
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