get

Definitions

  • "'The question is, where did you get the dog?'"
    "'The question is, where did you get the dog?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get make children "Abraham begot Isaac","Men often father children but don't recognize them"
    • v get undergo (as of injuries and illnesses) "She 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"
    • v get be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness "He got AIDS","She came down with pneumonia","She took a chill"
    • v get come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) "He grew a beard","The patient developed abdominal pains","I got funny spots all over my body","Well-developed breasts"
    • v get give certain properties to something "get 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"
    • v get cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition "He got his squad on the ball","This let me in for a big surprise","He got a girl into trouble"
    • v get enter or assume a certain state or condition "He 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!"
    • v get take the first step or steps in carrying out an action "We 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"
    • v get receive a specified treatment (abstract) "These 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"
    • v get grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of "did 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"
    • v get be a mystery or bewildering to "This beats me!","Got me--I don't know the answer!","a vexing problem","This question really stuck me"
    • v get reach by calculation "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
    • v get cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner "The ads induced me to buy a VCR","My children finally got me to buy a computer","My wife made me buy a new sofa"
    • v get move into a desired direction of discourse "What are you driving at?"
    • v get communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone "Bill called this number and he got Mary","The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
    • v get take vengeance on or get even "We'll get them!","That'll fix him good!","This time I got him"
    • v get succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase "We finally got the suspect","Did you catch the thief?"
    • v get reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot "the rock caught her in the back of the head","The blow got him in the back","The punch caught him in the stomach"
    • v get go or come after and bring or take back "Get me those books over there, please","Could you bring the wine?","The dog fetched the hat"
    • v get attract and fix "His look caught her","She caught his eye","Catch the attention of the waiter"
    • v get overcome or destroy "The ice storm got my hibiscus","the cat got the goldfish"
    • v get earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher "He drew a base on balls"
    • v get apprehend and reproduce accurately "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings","She got the mood just right in her photographs"
    • v get evoke an emotional response "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
    • v get irritate "Her childish behavior really get to me","His lying really gets me"
    • v get reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress "She arrived home at 7 o'clock","She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
    • v get reach and board "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
    • v get leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form "Scram!"
    • v get go through (mental or physical states or experiences) "get an idea","experience vertigo","get nauseous","receive injuries","have a feeling"
    • v get receive as a retribution or punishment "He got 5 years in prison"
    • v get suffer from the receipt of "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
    • v get perceive by hearing "I didn't catch your name","She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
    • v get purchase "What did you get at the toy store?"
    • v get come into the possession of something concrete or abstract "She 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"
    • v get achieve a point or goal "Nicklaus had a 70","The Brazilian team got 4 goals","She made 29 points that day"
    • v get acquire as a result of some effort or action "You cannot get water out of a stone","Where did she get these news?"
    • n get a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Get out You Hounds 282 Get out You Hounds 282
He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293 He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
"Did you get his number?" "Did you get his number?"
Thumbling getting small Thumbling getting small
Si's Load Begins to Get Heavy 023 Si's Load Begins to Get Heavy 023
The Rice Gets the Bulge 061 The Rice Gets the Bulge 061
The sisters struggle to get out of the pit The sisters struggle to get out of the pit
Getting the water out Getting the water out

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining
    • Get Artifice; contrivance.
    • Get Fashion; manner; custom.
    • Get Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have. "Thou hast got the face of man."
    • n Get jĕt Jet, the mineral.
    • n Get Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
    • Get To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected. "To get rid of fools and scoundrels.""His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast."
    • Get To beget; to procreate; to generate. "I had rather to adopt a child than get it."
    • Get To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use. "Get thee out from this land.""He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of Mega."
    • Get To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. "We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get ."
    • Get To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson. "It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart, than to pen twenty."
    • Get To prevail on; to induce; to persuade. "Get him to say his prayers."
    • Get To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; -- with a following participle. "Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched."
    • Get To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 100,000 people get married in Las Vegas each year
    • get To obtain; procure; gain; win; attain to; acquire by any means: as, to get favor by service, or wealth by industry; to get a good price; to get an advantage; to get possession; to get fame or honor.
    • get Specifically, to obtain by labor; earn; win by habitual effort: as, to get one's own living; to get coal. As a technical term in coal-mining, getting includes all the operations, from the holing or undercutting of the coal to the hauling of it to the shaft ready to be raised to the surface.
    • get To beget; procreate; generate.
    • get To acquire mental grasp or command of; commit to memory; learn: as, to get a lesson.
    • get To prevail on; induce; persuade.
    • get To cause or procure to be: with a past participle qualifying the object: as, to get a thing done.
    • get To carry; betake: used reflexively.
    • get To lay hold on; capture; seize upon.
    • get To exert effort upon or in regard to; effect movement of or about: used with reference to a great variety of actions, and followed by a qualifying adverb: as, to get a piece of work along (carry it forward), get in hay, get a ship off from a bar, get out a book (procure its printing and publication) or a warrant (procure the issue of one), get together an army, get up a meeting, etc.
    • get In compound tense-phrases with have and had, used pleonastically (thus, I have got, I had got = I have, I had) to indicate either possession, as he has got a cold; what have you got in your hand? or obligation or necessity, as he has got to go, you have got to obey (= he has to go, you have to obey, but colloquially with more emphatic meaning).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is impossible to get water out of a rimless tyre.
    • v.t Get get to obtain: to seize: to procure or cause to be: to beget offspring: to learn: to persuade:
    • v.i Get to arrive or put one's self in any place, state, or condition: to become:—pr.p. get′ting; pa.t. got; pa.p. got, (obs.) got′ten
    • v.t Get get (B.) to betake, to carry
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Quotations

  • Ingmar Bergman
    Ingmar Bergman
    “I hope I never get so old I get religious.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.”
  • Joan Manley
    Joan Manley
    “Sometimes you wonder how you got on this mountain. But sometimes you wonder, How will I get off?”
  • Michael Isenberg
    Michael Isenberg
    “When two men share an umbrella, both of them get wet.”
  • Washington Irving
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    “The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.”
  • Mal Pancoast
    Mal%20Pancoast
    “You get paid to impact the world, not be impacted by it.”

Idioms

Can't get a word in edgeways - If you can't get a word in edgeways, you don't have the chance to say anything because the person you are with is is talking all the time.
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Can't get to 1st base - If you can't get to first base, you're having difficulties starting something.
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From the get go - If you are familiar with something from the get go, you are familiar with it from the beginning
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From the get-go - (USA) If something happens from the get-go, it happens from the very beginning.
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Get a grip - If you get a grip, you control your emotions so that they don't overwhelm you.
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Get a handle on - When you get a handle on something, you come to understand it.
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Get a sheepskin - Getting a sheepskin (or your sheepskin) means getting a degree or diploma. (Sheepskin refers to the parchment that a degree is printed on- parchment comes from sheepskin.)
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Get along famously - If people get along famously, they have an exceedingly good relationship.
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Get away scot-free - If someone gets away scot-free, they are not punished when they have done something wrong. ('Get off scot-free' is an alternative.)
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Get away with murder - If you get away with murder, you do something bad and don't get caught or punished.('Get away with blue murder' is also used.)
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Get back on the horse that bucked you - When you start drinking again after being hungover from drinking the previous night.
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Get cracking - To get cracking means to start working on something, usually a job or task with defined parameters.
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Get in on the act - If people want to get in on the act, they want to participate in something that is currently profitable or popular.
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Get in on the ground floor - If you get in on the ground floor, you enter a project or venture at the start before people know how successful it might be.
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Get into your stride - If you get into your stride, you become confident and proficient at something.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. geten, AS. gitan, gietan,in comp.); akin to Icel. geta, Goth. bigitan, to find, L. prehendere, to seize, take, Gr. chanda`nein to hold, contain. Cf. Comprehend Enterprise Forget Impregnable Prehensile
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gitan, to get.

Usage

In literature:

Well, I'm going to get a shower and get out of this sweat-box.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Get what you can, and keep what you hae, that's the way to get rich.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Was he the best man you could get?
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
We want all the variety we can get, and all the fun we can get, too.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Instead of getting out of debt, I get deeper and deeper into it.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
I'd get my block knocked off about twice a week.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
I told you about getting Mitchell County land and getting down to cattle raising right off.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
We've got to get started early in the morning, and it might be a good idea to get in a little bunk-fatigue.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
She risked everything, even her life, to get letters through the lines to you and to get me exchanged.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I get thinking sometimes.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
I hope the Canoe River isn't as bad as the Fraser, for I'm getting ready to get into a boat once more.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
They're thumpers, and a treat for the poor ladies, when I get any; but it has been getting worse and worse lately.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
And it doesn't get any easier as we get older.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
You know you're trying to get at something; and there's nothing to get at.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Their way is to get as much as they can out of other folks, and let other folks get as little as they can out of them.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
I walked so far to get here, and I kept getting lost, and I was afraid to ask anyone where Cardinal Ugolini's mansion was.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
We'll have trouble enough to get anything to sleep on when we get in the lower Peace, where there's only willows.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
We have had to get our money changed on the boat, and that is the first thing that makes us feel we are really out of England.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
I get letters from him right along, of course.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
Joe Calvin, he's getting rheumatic, and you're getting thin-haired.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
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In poetry:

Love, if you love me,
lie next to me.
Be for me, like rain,
the getting out
"The Rain" by Robert Creeley
ESCARPIN.
Reason, sir, need not be had,
For the wisest man is mad
If he only gets the name.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Police! Police!
Come and get this man!
He's trying to ruin the government
And overturn the land!
"The Ballad Of The Landlord" by Langston Hughes
Or to get merry
We sing some old rhyme,
That made the wood ring again
In summertime— Sweet summertime!
"The Meadows In Spring" by Edward FitzGerald
Or, to get merry,
We sing some old rhyme
That made the wood ring again
In summer time—
Sweet summer time!
"Old Song" by Edward FitzGerald
"Banana's swift and nimble,
His way is safe and slick;
He gets out of his trouser-leg
With a wiggle and a kick.
"December" by Nancy Byrd Turner

In news:

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Things are getting so rough in the Big Apple that even toddlers are getting mugged.
Female immigrants ages 11 to 26 are now required to get the gardasil vaccination in order to get a green card .
Getting There If you've been to Moab, you can get to Green River .
Every time I get into a conversation with people about the use of social media for marketing themselves, their businesses or organizations, I seem to get the same questions.
But what are the best ways to get your voice heard, and get some satisfaction.
Get yourself a big ass pile o' pancakes and hitched all the while getting trashed in a full bar.
Adamopoulos, shown here speaking with quarterback Tom Trogler, was a master at getting the most out of his players and getting them to believe they could beat any opponent at any time with a strong running game and a staunch defense.
You're worried that things will get worse before they get better.
LET'S BE REAL, ladies: As we get older, it gets more and more important to maintain the plumbing.
In countries around the world, people tend to get less happy up through about age 50 or so, and then rebound and get happier as they age.
I love getting out at noon, so I can sit in the sun, or play in the garden But I hate having to go to bed at 8pm and get up at 4am.
Granted, getting out sucks major uh, well let's just say frozen grapes, cold marbles - you get the idea.
And it's only a matter of time before the "us" versus "them" mentality takes over and people start wanting to get the Haters before they get them.
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In science:

We apply the massive field theory renormalization scheme22 and get the RG functions in two-loop approximation.20 As in the previous case we reproduce the first-order ε-results.10 Now one gets 14 FPs.
Phase Transition in the Random Anisotropy Model
Get Xnumber() works in the same way like Get Znumber() for X functions.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Get Ynumber() works in the same way like Get Znumber() for Y functions.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Obviously by summing over I the three relations we get same constraint → we get from here (α + β + γ − 2) relations.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
Now from the third and the first equations we get AI+a − AI = −CI+a+b , from here we get the CI s.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
I+2a . and thus in k even case get 2 different pI s and in k odd case get only one independent pI .
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
From here we easily see that all the yI s have to be equal, and we get one condition for 4 couplings → we get a 3 dimensional manifold of fixed points.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
Thus, we conclude that in the N = 1 case we can get massless states from the twisted sectors when the ai have non trivial largest common divisors with k → and this is what we get.
Marginal Deformations of N=4 SYM and of its Supersymmetric Orbifold Descendants
Then considering a certain twist g of f we get that HomGK (Tap (E ), Tap (J1(M ))) is non-zero for some M and using Falting’s isogeny we get that there is a morphism defined over K from E → J1(M ).
Belyi parametrisations of elliptic curves and congruence defects
The closer the graph of ε gets to the 0-section of R × M , the larger the tubular neighborhood of the 0-section in T M gets.
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
To get a nondegenerate distribution, we carry out an analysis similar to the one that led to (7.2.7), getting more precise asymptotics for the mean of Xn .
Additive functionals on random search trees
This requires several preliminary results, such as a) perturbing initial data to get rid of KIDs, without necessarily satisfying any constraint equations, and b) perturbing metrics to get rid of conformal Killing vectors.
KIDs are non-generic
Again, we magnify the fluctuations around that limit, thus shifting the first cumulants to zero and getting only a non-vanishing limit for the second cumulants – hence getting normal limit fluctuations.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
If we change the signs of even number of ei ’s, the four numbers get permuted; otherwise they get multiplied by −1 and permuted.
Degenerate Gauss hypergeometric functions
As the collision energy approaches threshold, this distance gets ever larger, and the influence of the 1/R3 perturbing potential gets ever weaker.
Ultracold Collisions of Fermionic OD Radicals
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