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||a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent |
||Fashion; manner; custom. |
||Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion. |
||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
||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!
||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
||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
||reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress |
• She arrived home at 7 o'clock
• She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight
||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
||go through (mental or physical states or experiences) |
• get an idea
• experience vertigo
• get nauseous
• receive injuries
• have a feeling
||take vengeance on or get even |
• We'll get them!
• That'll fix him good!
• This time I got him
||achieve a point or goal |
• Nicklaus had a 70
• The Brazilian team got 4 goals
• She made 29 points that day
||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
||succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase |
• We finally got the suspect
• Did you catch the thief?
||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
||be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness |
• He got AIDS
• She came down with pneumonia
• She took a chill
||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
||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
||move into a desired direction of discourse |
• What are you driving at?
||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
• His look caught her
• She caught his eye
• Catch the attention of the waiter
||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
• What do you get when you add up these numbers?
||acquire as a result of some effort or action |
• You cannot get water out of a stone
• Where did she get these news?
• What did you get at the toy store?
• I didn't catch your name
• She didn't get his name when they met the first time
||suffer from the receipt of |
• She will catch hell for this behavior!
||receive as a retribution or punishment |
• He got 5 years in prison
||leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form |
• She got the bus just as it was leaving
• Her childish behavior really get to me
• His lying really gets me
||evoke an emotional response |
• Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time
||apprehend and reproduce accurately |
• She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings
• She got the mood just right in her photographs
||earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher |
• He drew a base on balls
• The ice storm got my hibiscus
• the cat got the goldfish
||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
||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
||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
• Abraham begot Isaac
• Men often father children but don't recognize them
||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. |
||To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. |