OBTAIN [T] › to obtain or buy something: Great shoes. Where did you get them? I need to get some bread on the way home. [+ two objects] I'll try to get you a ticket.
BRING [T] › to go somewhere and bring back someone or something: Wait here while I get the car.
RECEIVE [T] › to receive something or be given something: Did you get anything nice for your birthday? Guy still hasn't got my email yet.
UNDERSTAND [T] › to understand something: He never gets any of my jokes.
get into/off/through, etc › to move somewhere: Get over here right now!
get sth into/down/out, etc › to move something somewhere: Could you get that bowl down from the shelf for me?
get here/there/to the bank, etc › to arrive somewhere: What time do you normally get home from work?
get sb/sth to do sth › to make someone or something do something: Sorry, I couldn't get the window to shut properly. We might be able to get dad to pay.
get to do sth › to have an opportunity to do something: I never get to sit in the front seat.
get ill/rich/wet, etc › to become ill/rich/wet, etc: We should go. It's getting late.
get caught/killed/married, etc › to have something done to you
get sth painted/repaired, etc › to arrange for someone to do something for you, usually for money: I need to get my hair cut.
get cancer/flu/malaria, etc › to become ill or develop an illness: I feel like I'm getting a cold.
get a bus/train, etc › to travel somewhere on a bus/train, etc: Maybe we should get a taxi home.
get the phone/door informal › to answer someone calling on the telephone or waiting at the door: Can you get the phone?