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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


Synonymsacquire


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.


Synonymsmake


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.


Synonymscatch


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.


Synonymscatch


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.


Synonymscatch


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!.


Synonymscatch


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.


Synonymsreceive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Verb groupcatch, get

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


SamplesScram!.


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.


Synonymscatch


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.


Synonymsdraw


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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