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English noun: get

1. get (act) a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

Broader (hypernym)return

English verb: get

1. get (possession) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

SamplesShe got a lot of paintings from her uncle.
They acquired a new pet.
Get your results the next day.
Get permission to take a few days off from work.

ExamplesThe children get the ball


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Narrower (hyponym)accept, acquire, benefit, borrow, bring in, buy, buy, call for, capture, catch, catch, charter, clear, collect, come by, come into, come up, come upon, earn, earn, engage, enter upon, express, extract, find, find, find, find, gain, gain, gain, garner, gather up, get, get back, get hold, glom, have, have, hire, inherit, isolate, lease, line up, luck into, make, obtain, partake, partake in, pick up, pick up, poll, preempt, preempt, press out, profit, pull in, purchase, realise, realize, receive, reclaim, recoup, recover, recover, recuperate, regain, regain, rent, repossess, retrieve, share, take, take, take in, turn, win, win back

Verb groupfind, get, incur, obtain, receive

2. get (change) enter or assume a certain state or condition

SamplesHe became annoyed when he heard the bad news.
It must be getting more serious.
Her face went red with anger.
She went into ecstasy.
Get going!.

ExamplesJohn will get angry

Synonymsbecome, go

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)break, run, settle, sober, sober, sober up, sober up, take, take effect, work

3. get (change) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

SamplesHe got his squad on the ball.
This let me in for a big surprise.
He got a girl into trouble.

Synonymshave, let

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)get, make

4. get (change) receive a specified treatment (abstract)

SamplesThese aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation.
His movie received a good review.
I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions.

Synonymsfind, incur, obtain, receive

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)take

Verb groupacquire, get

5. get (motion) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

SamplesShe arrived home at 7 o'clock.
She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight.

Synonymsarrive, come

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)attain, bring down, come, come in, draw in, drive in, flood in, get in, hit, land, land, land, move in, plump in, pull in, put down, reach, roll up, set ashore, set down, shore

Verb groupget

Antonymsgo forth, leave, go away

6. get (contact) go or come after and bring or take back

SamplesGet me those books over there, please.
Could you bring the wine?.
The dog fetched the hat.

Synonymsbring, convey, fetch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport

Narrower (hyponym)deliver, retrieve, retrieve

Entailcome, come up

Verb groupbring, convey, take

Antonymsbear away, bear off, carry away, take away, carry off

7. get (perception) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

SamplesGet an idea.
Experience vertigo.
Get nauseous.
Receive injuries.
Have a feeling.

Synonymsexperience, have, receive

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)undergo

Narrower (hyponym)get, have, horripilate, suffer, sustain, take

Entailcomprehend, perceive

8. get (competition) take vengeance on or get even

SamplesWe'll get them!.
That'll fix him good!.
This time I got him.

Synonymsfix, pay back, pay off

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

Broader (hypernym)get back, get even

Verb grouppay

9. get (possession) achieve a point or goal

SamplesNicklaus had a 70.
The Brazilian team got 4 goals.
She made 29 points that day.

Synonymshave, make

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally

Verb groupmake

10. get (communication) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

SamplesThe ads induced me to buy a VCR.
My children finally got me to buy a computer.
My wife made me buy a new sofa.

ExamplesThey get him to write the letter

Synonymscause, have, induce, make, stimulate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE

Narrower (hyponym)bring, compel, decide, encourage, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, solicit, suborn

11. get (contact) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

SamplesWe finally got the suspect.
Did you catch the thief?.

Synonymscapture, catch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

Narrower (hyponym)lasso, recapture, retake, rope

12. get (body) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

SamplesHe grew a beard.
The patient developed abdominal pains.
I got funny spots all over my body.
Well-developed breasts.

Synonymsacquire, develop, grow, produce

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)cut, feather, fledge, get up, leaf, pod, pupate, regrow, spring, sprout, stock, stool, teethe, tiller, work up

Verb groupacquire, develop, evolve

13. get (body) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

SamplesHe got AIDS.
She came down with pneumonia.
She took a chill.

Synonymscontract, take

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)come down, sicken

Narrower (hyponym)catch

Verb groupcatch

14. get (communication) communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone

SamplesBill called this number and he got Mary.
The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

15. get (change) give certain properties to something

SamplesGet someone mad.
She made us look silly.
He made a fool of himself at the meeting.
Don't make this into a big deal.
This invention will make you a millionaire.
Make yourself clear.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)get, have, leave, let, render

16. get (communication) move into a desired direction of discourse

SamplesWhat are you driving at?.

Synonymsaim, drive

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)intend, mean

17. get (cognition) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

SamplesDid you catch that allusion?.
We caught something of his theory in the lecture.
Don't catch your meaning.
Did you get it?.
She didn't get the joke.
I just don't get him.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)understand

Verb groupcatch, get, get

18. get (contact) attract and fix

SamplesHis look caught her.
She caught his eye.
Catch the attention of the waiter.

Synonymsarrest, catch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in

19. get (contact) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

SamplesThe rock caught her in the back of the head.
The blow got him in the back.
The punch caught him in the stomach.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hit

20. get (cognition) reach by calculation

SamplesWhat do you get when you add up these numbers?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Entailcalculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out

Verb groupget

21. get (possession) acquire as a result of some effort or action

SamplesYou cannot get water out of a stone.
Where did she get these news?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Verb groupcatch, get, get

22. get (possession) purchase

SamplesWhat did you get at the toy store?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)buy, purchase

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

23. get (perception) perceive by hearing

SamplesI didn't catch your name.
She didn't get his name when they met the first time.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hear

Verb groupcatch, overhear, take in

24. get (perception) suffer from the receipt of

SamplesShe will catch hell for this behavior!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ache, hurt, suffer

Verb groupcatch, get, receive

25. get (perception) receive as a retribution or punishment

SamplesHe got 5 years in prison.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Verb groupcatch, get

26. get (motion) leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form


Synonymsbugger off, buzz off, fuck off, scram

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go away, go forth, leave

27. get (motion) reach and board

SamplesShe got the bus just as it was leaving.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)catch

Verb grouparrive, come, get

28. get (emotion) irritate

SamplesHer childish behavior really get to me.
His lying really gets me.

Synonymsget under one's skin

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

Verb groupget

29. get (emotion) evoke an emotional response

SamplesBrahms's `Requiem' gets me every time.

ExamplesThe bad news will get him

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)stir, touch

Verb groupget, get under one's skin

30. get (creation) apprehend and reproduce accurately

SamplesShe really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings.
She got the mood just right in her photographs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reproduce

Verb groupcatch, get

31. get (creation) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

SamplesHe drew a base on balls.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)effect, effectuate, set up

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

32. get (contact) overcome or destroy

SamplesThe ice storm got my hibiscus.
The cat got the goldfish.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, ruin

33. get (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to

SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.

Synonymsamaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

Narrower (hyponym)elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump

34. get (change) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

SamplesWe began working at dawn.
Who will start?.
Get working as soon as the sun rises!.
The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia.
He began early in the day.
Let's get down to work now.

ExamplesThey get moving

Synonymsbegin, commence, get down, set about, set out, start, start out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Narrower (hyponym)attack, auspicate, bestir oneself, break in, come on, embark, enter, fall, get cracking, get going, get moving, get rolling, get started, get to, get weaving, jump off, launch, plunge, recommence, strike out

Verb groupbegin

Antonymsterminate, end

35. get (body) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

SamplesShe suffered a fracture in the accident.
He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars.
She got a bruise on her leg.
He got his arm broken in the scuffle.

Synonymshave, suffer, sustain

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)experience, get, have, receive

Narrower (hyponym)break down, break up, collapse, collapse, crack, crack up, cramp, crock up

Verb grouphave

36. get (body) make children

SamplesAbraham begot Isaac.
Men often father children but don't recognize them.

Synonymsbeget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, mother, sire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)create, make

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