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English verb: get it

1. get it (cognition) understand, usually after some initial difficulty


SamplesShe didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on.


Synonymscatch on, cotton on, get onto, get wise, latch on, tumble, twig


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy

2. get it (social) receive punishment


SamplesYou are going to get it!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s









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