(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: act, return


1. come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

- Get your results the next day

- Get permission to take a few days off from work

Similar word(s): acquire

Definition categories: possession

2. enter or assume a certain state or condition

- It must be getting more serious

- Get going!

Similar word(s): become, go

Definition categories: change, turn

3. cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

Similar word(s): have, let

Definition categories: change, get, make

4. receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Similar word(s): find, incur, obtain, receive

Definition categories: change

5. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

- She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight

Similar word(s): arrive, come

Definition categories: motion

6. go or come after and bring or take back

- Get me those books over there, please

Similar word(s): bring, convey, fetch

Definition categories: contact, channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport

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

- get an idea

- get nauseous

Similar word(s): experience, have, receive

Definition categories: perception, undergo

8. take vengeance on or get even

- We'll get them!

Similar word(s): fix

Definition categories: competition

9. achieve a point or goal

Similar word(s): have, make

Definition categories: possession, hit, score, tally

10. cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Similar word(s): cause, have, induce, make, stimulate

Definition categories: communication

11. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Similar word(s): capture, catch

Definition categories: contact, clutch, prehend, seize

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

Similar word(s): acquire, develop, grow, produce

Definition categories: body, change

13. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Similar word(s): contract, take

Definition categories: body, sicken

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

- The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

15. give certain properties to something

- get someone mad

Similar word(s): make

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

16. move into a desired direction of discourse

Similar word(s): aim, drive

Definition categories: communication, intend, mean

17. grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

- did you get it?

- She didn't get the joke

- I just don't get him

Similar word(s): catch

Definition categories: cognition, understand

18. attract and fix

Similar word(s): arrest, catch

Definition categories: contact, attract, draw, pull

19. reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

Similar word(s): catch

Definition categories: contact, hit

20. reach by calculation

- What do you get when you add up these numbers?

Definition categories: cognition

21. acquire as a result of some effort or action

- You cannot get water out of a stone

- Where did she get these news?

Definition categories: possession, acquire, get

22. purchase

- What did you get at the toy store?

Definition categories: possession, buy, purchase

23. perceive by hearing

- She didn't get his name when they met the first time

Similar word(s): catch

Definition categories: perception, hear

24. suffer from the receipt of

Similar word(s): catch

Definition categories: perception, ache, hurt, suffer

25. receive as a retribution or punishment

Similar word(s): receive

Definition categories: perception

26. leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

Similar word(s): scram

Definition categories: motion, leave

27. reach and board

Definition categories: motion, catch

28. irritate

- Her childish behavior really get to me

- His lying really gets me

Definition categories: emotion, annoy, bother, chafe, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

29. evoke an emotional response

- Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time

Definition categories: emotion, stir, touch

30. apprehend and reproduce accurately

Similar word(s): catch

Definition categories: creation, reproduce

31. earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

Similar word(s): draw

Definition categories: creation, effect, effectuate

32. overcome or destroy

Definition categories: contact, destroy, ruin

33. be a mystery or bewildering to

Similar word(s): amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

Definition categories: cognition, bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

34. take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

- Get working as soon as the sun rises!

- Let's get down to work now

Similar word(s): begin, commence, start

Definition categories: change

35. undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Similar word(s): have, suffer, sustain

Definition categories: body, experience, get, have, receive

36. make (offspring) by reproduction

Similar word(s): beget, engender, father, generate, mother, sire

Definition categories: body, create, make

Sentences with get as a verb:

- I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store.

- You need to get permission to leave early.

- I'm getting hungry; how about you?

- Don't get drunk tonight.

- That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.

- I'll get this finished by lunchtime.

- I can't get these boots off (or on).

- Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?

- I need to get this to the office.

- I can't get it to work.

- The actors are getting into position.

- When are we going to get to London?

- I'm getting into a muddle.

- to get a mile

- We ought to get moving or we'll be late.

- I normally get the 7:45 train.

- I'll get the 9 a.m. [flight] to Boston.

- Can you get that call, please? I'm busy.

- The finders get to keep 80 percent of the treasure.

- Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny.

- I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!

- I mentioned that I was feeling sad, so she mailed me a box of chocolates. She gets me.

- "You look just like Helen Mirren." / "I get that a lot."

- He keeps calling pretending to be my boss—it gets me every time.

- What did you get for question four?

- I'm gonna get him for that.

- Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?

- I put the getter into the container to get the gases.

- to get a lesson;  to get out one's Greek lesson

- Get her with her new hairdo.

- They’re coming to get you, Barbara.