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English noun: getting

1. getting (act) the act of acquiring something

SamplesI envied his talent for acquiring.
He's much more interested in the getting than in the giving.


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

Narrower (hyponym)acquisition, appropriation, capture, catching, contracting, gaining control, moving in, obtainment, obtention, occupancy, occupation, pickup, receipt, reception, seizure

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