get
[ɡɛt]
VERB
gets (third person present) · got (past tense) · got (past participle) · gotten (past participle) · getting (present participle)
  1. come to have (something); receive.
    "I got a letter from him the other day" ·
    "what kind of reception did you get?"
    synonyms:
    acquire · obtain · come by · come to have · come into possession of ·
    receive · gain · earn · win · come into · come in for · take possession of · take receipt of · be given · buy · purchase · procure · possess oneself of · secure · gather · collect · pick up · appropriate · amass · build up · hook · net · land · achieve · attain · get one's hands on · get one's mitts on · get hold of · grab · bag · score · swing · nab · collar · cop · receive · be sent · be in receipt of · accept delivery of · be given · retrieve · regain (possession of) · win back · recover · take back · recoup · reclaim · repossess · recapture · retake · redeem · find (again) · track down · trace · claw back · replevin · replevy
    antonyms:
    give · send · lose
    • experience, suffer, or be afflicted with (something bad).
      "I got a sudden pain in my left eye"
      synonyms:
      experience · suffer · be afflicted with · undergo · sustain · feel ·
    • receive as a punishment or penalty.
      "I'll get the sack if things go wrong"
    • contract (a disease or ailment).
      "I might be getting the flu"
      synonyms:
      succumb to · develop · go/come down with · sicken for ·
      fall victim to · be struck down with · be stricken with · be afflicted by/with · be smitten by/with · become infected with/by · catch · contract · become ill/sick with · fall ill/sick with · be taken ill with · show symptoms of · go down with · take ill with · take sick with
  2. succeed in attaining, achieving, or experiencing; obtain.
    "I need all the sleep I can get" ·
    "he got a teaching job in California"
    synonyms:
    acquire · obtain · come by · come to have · come into possession of ·
    receive · gain · earn · win · come into · come in for · take possession of · take receipt of · be given · buy · purchase · procure · possess oneself of · secure · gather · collect · pick up · appropriate · amass · build up · hook · net · land · achieve · attain · get one's hands on · get one's mitts on · get hold of · grab · bag · score · swing · nab · collar · cop
    antonyms:
    • move in order to pick up or bring (something); fetch.
      "get another chair" ·
      "I'll get you a drink"
      synonyms:
      fetch · collect · go for · call for · pick up · bring · carry · deliver ·
      antonyms:
      take · leave
    • prepare (a meal).
      "Celia went to the kitchen to start getting their dinner"
      synonyms:
      prepare · get ready · cook · make · put together · assemble ·
      muster · dish up · concoct · fix · rustle up · knock up
    • tend to meet with or find in a specified place or situation.
      "for someone used to the tiny creatures we get in England it was something of a shock"
    • travel by or catch (a bus, train, or other form of transport).
      "I got a taxi across to Baker Street"
      synonyms:
      travel by/on/in · journey by/on/in · take · catch · use ·
    • obtain (a figure or answer) as a result of calculation.
    • make contact with, especially by telephone.
      "you can get me at home if you need me"
      synonyms:
      contact · get in touch with · communicate with ·
      make contact with · reach · be in communication with · phone · call · ring up · radio · speak to · talk to · get on to · get hold of
    • respond to a ring of (a telephone or doorbell).
      "I'll get the door!"
    • informal
      used to draw attention to someone whom one regards as pretentious or vain.
      "get her!"
  3. reach or cause to reach a specified state or condition.
    "he'd got thinner" ·
    "it's getting late" · "you'll get used to it" · "I need to get my hair cut"
    synonyms:
    become · grow · turn · go · come to be · get to be · wax
    • used with past participle to form the passive mood.
      "the cat got drowned"
    • cause to be treated in a specified way.
      "get the form signed by a doctor"
      synonyms:
      contrive · arrange · find a way · engineer a way · manage ·
      succeed in · organize · work it · fix it · compass
    • induce or prevail upon (someone) to do something.
      "they got her to sign the consent form"
      synonyms:
      persuade · induce · prevail on · influence · talk round ·
      wheedle into · talk into · cajole into · inveigle into · win over · bring around · sway
    • have the opportunity to do.
      "he got to try out a few of these nice new cars"
      synonyms:
      contrive · arrange · find a way · engineer a way · manage ·
      succeed in · organize · work it · fix it · compass
    • begin to be or do something, especially gradually or by chance.
      "we got talking one evening"
  4. come, go, or make progress eventually or with some difficulty.
    "Nigel got home very late" ·
    "he hadn't got very far with the book yet"
    synonyms:
    arrive · reach · come · make it · turn up · appear ·
    put in an appearance · make an appearance · come on the scene · come up · approach · enter · present oneself · be along · come along · materialize · show up · show · roll in · roll up · blow in · show one's face · return · come home · come back · arrive home · arrive back · come again
    antonyms:
    set out
    • move or come into a specified position, situation, or state.
      "she got into the car" ·
      "Henry got to his feet" · "you don't want to get into debt"
      synonyms:
      become · grow · turn · go · come to be · get to be · wax
    • succeed in making (someone or something) come, go, or move somewhere.
      "she had to get them away from the rocks" ·
      "let's get you home"
      synonyms:
      contrive · arrange · find a way · engineer a way · manage ·
      succeed in · organize · work it · fix it · compass
    • informal
      NORTH AMERICAN
      reach a specified point or stage.
      "it's getting so I can't even think"
  5. (have got)
    see have.
  6. catch or apprehend (someone).
    "the police have got him"
    synonyms:
    apprehend · catch · arrest · capture · seize · take · take prisoner ·
    take captive · take into custody · detain · put in jail · throw in jail · put behind bars · imprison · incarcerate · collar · grab · nab · nail · run in · pinch · bust · pick up · pull in · haul in · do · feel someone's collar · nick
    • strike or wound (someone) with a blow or missile.
      "you got me in the eye!"
    • informal
      punish, injure, or kill (someone), especially as retribution.
      "I'll get you for this!"
      synonyms:
      take revenge on · be revenged on · exact/wreak revenge on ·
      get one's revenge on · avenge oneself on · take vengeance on · get even with · settle a/the score with · pay back · pay out · retaliate on/against · get back at · take reprisals against · exact retribution on · give someone their just deserts · give someone a dose/taste of their own medicine · give/return like for like · give tit for tat · take an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth) · give someone their comeuppance · get one's own back on
    • informal
      (get it)
      be punished, injured, or killed.
      "wait until dad comes home, then you'll get it!"
    • informal
      (get mine, his)
      be appropriately punished or rewarded.
      "I'll get mine, you'll get yours, we'll all get wealthy"
      synonyms:
      receive · be sent · be in receipt of · accept delivery of · be given
      antonyms:
    • informal
      annoy (someone) greatly.
      "cleaning the same things all the time, that's what gets me"
      synonyms:
      annoy · irritate · exasperate · anger · irk · vex · inflame · put out ·
      nettle · needle · provoke · incense · infuriate · madden · rub up the wrong way · try someone's patience · make someone's blood boil · ruffle someone's feathers · make someone's hackles rise · get someone's hackles up · rattle someone's cage · aggravate · peeve · miff · rile · get to · hack off · get someone's back up · get on someone's nerves · get up someone's nose · get under someone's skin · get someone's goat · give someone the hump · get someone's dander up · get in someone's hair · be a thorn in someone's flesh · drive mad · drive crazy · drive nuts · make someone see red · wind up · nark · get across · get someone's wick · tee off · tick off · eat · burn up
    • baffle (someone).
      "she had got me there: I could not answer"
      synonyms:
      baffle · nonplus · perplex · puzzle · bewilder · mystify · bemuse ·
      confuse · confound · disconcert · throw · set someone thinking · flummox · discombobulate · faze · stump · beat · fox · make someone scratch their head · floor · fog · wilder · gravel · maze · cause to be at a stand · pose
  7. informal
    understand (an argument or the person making it).
    "What do you mean? I don't get it"
    synonyms:
    hear · recognize · discern · distinguish · make out · pick out · perceive ·
    follow · keep up with · take in · understand · comprehend · grasp · see · take in · fathom · follow · puzzle out · work out · perceive · apprehend · get to the bottom of · unravel · decipher · get the drift of · catch on to · latch on to · make head or tail of · figure out · get the picture · get the message · twig · suss out · suss
  8. archaic
    acquire (knowledge) by study; learn.
    "that knowledge which is gotten at school"
NOUN
gets (plural noun)
  1. dated
    an animal's offspring.
  2. BRITISH
    informal
    dialect
    a person whom the speaker dislikes or despises.
ORIGIN
Middle English: from Old Norse geta ‘obtain, beget, guess’ ; related to Old English gietan (in begietan ‘beget’, forgietan ‘forget’), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin praeda ‘booty, prey’, praehendere ‘get hold of, seize’, and Greek khandanein ‘hold, contain, be able’.
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The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

Barack Obama

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

Barack Obama

If you can consciously let yourself get taken and see where you go, that's an exercise. That's discipline. To follow the scent. Let yourself go and see what happens, that takes a bit of courage.

Bill Murray

If you can consciously let yourself get taken and see where you go, that's an exercise. That's discipline. To follow the scent. Let yourself go and see what happens, that takes a bit of courage.

Bill Murray

Don't use all-or-nothing thinking. Take each day as its own day, and don't worry about it if you mess up one day. The most important thing you can do is just get back up on the horse.

Henry Cloud
the managers are rationalists who find it hard to understand why anyone should get worked up about the closure of their local hospital.
the longer it takes you to get your product into the marketplace, the longer it will be until the angels get their money back.
at times it seems as if these posts just go out into the ether and disappear, so it's nice to get a pingback once in a while.
the Liverpudlian is to use his street credibility to try to get the anti-vandalism message across to schoolchildren.
these companies have very deep pockets and don't mind spending a lot of loot to get their projects off the ground.
what is the point of sitting around for a seven-day auction when half the time you get sniped at the last second.
I think fans get more upset when characters act blatantly out of established type, or when things get retconned.

If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not.

Elon Musk
a lot of celebrities use autopens but there are ways to spot this because you often get squiggles and ink dots.
I managed to break even in the first six months—quite a short time for a small business to get into the black.
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How to say get in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (VERB)kry, raak, kom
Arabic (VERB)الحصول, تحصل, احصل, احضر, يحصل, الوصول, نحصل, إحضار, حصلت
Bangla পান
Bosnian (Latin) dobiti
Bulgarian (VERB)получите, добивам, стигнем, Вземи, Махни, се, вземете, отида
Cantonese (Traditional) 獲取
Catalan (VERB)aconseguir, obtenir, arribar, rep, portar, tenir, obté, tingui, rebre
Chinese Simplified 获取
Chinese Traditional 獲取
Croatian (VERB)dobiti, biste dobili, doći, Nabavite, se, uzmi, po, idi, uzeti, bi
Czech (VERB)dostat, získat, brát, sehnat, si, jdi, mít
Danish (VERB)få, får, komme, blive, Hent, hente
Dutch (VERB)krijgen, ontvang, Haal, halen, ophalen, komen
Estonian (VERB)saada, saan, saad, Hangi, Hankige, saavad, saa, too, võta, saanud
Fijian taura
Filipino makakuha ng
Finnish (VERB)saada, panna, Hanki, saat, päästä, saavat, saa, Hae, saamaan, pääse
French (VERB)obtenir, reçois, avoir, arriver, se, faire, prendre, aller, trouver, être, me
German (VERB)bekommen, erhalten, holen, abrufen, kriegen, kommen, geh, bringen, sich, um
Greek (VERB)πάρετε, πάρει, αποκτώ, παίρνουν, πάρουν, πάρτε, πάρω, λάβετε, φτάσετε, έχετε
Haitian Creole jwenn
Hebrew (VERB)לקבל, להשיג, מקבל, להביא, קבל, להוציא, להגיע, תביא, מקבלים, לגרום, לקחת
Hindi (VERB)मिल, पाने, प्राप्त, मिलता, जाओ, हो, मिलेगा, निकलना, ले, जाना, लाने
Hmong Daw tau
Hungarian (VERB)kap, kapni, Szerezd, szállj, minél, kérni
Icelandic (VERB)fá, komast, færð, fengið, sækja, Komdu, Farðu, fæ, ná, koma, fara
Indonesian (VERB)mendapatkan, bisa, memperoleh, masuk, sampai, membuat
Italian (VERB)ottenere, arrivare, ottiene, fatti, avere, prendere, entrare, ricevere, andare, trovare
Japanese (VERB)取得, 得る, 入手, 得, なる, 得ら, 受ける, 入る
Kiswahili (VERB)kupata, Pata, upate, kufika
Klingon Suq
Korean (VERB)얻을, 받을, 얻는, 얻기, 가져오기, 좀, 얻지, 도착, 얻고, 해
Latvian (VERB)iegūt, saņemt, nokļūt, dabūt, iekļūt, tikt, panākt
Lithuanian (VERB)gauti, gaunate, Gaukite, patekti, gausite, Gauk
Malagasy hahazo
Malay (Latin) (VERB)mendapatkan, perolehi, dapat, sampai ke, masuk
Maltese (VERB)Ikseb, tikseb, ġib, iġib, iġġib, jikseb, tirċievi
Norwegian Bokmål
Persian (VERB)دریافت, گرفتن, بدست آوردن, وادار, کنید, رسیدن, شدن
Polish (VERB)dostać, uzyskać, otrzymać, stać się, Pobierz, zdobyć, się, pobrać, dotrzeć
Portuguese (VERB)obter, começ, conseguir, chegar, pegar, receber, ficar, tirar, levar, ter, se
Querétaro Otomi Uni
Romanian (VERB)obţine, lua, primi, ajunge, ia, să obţină, intra, te, sa, mă
Russian (VERB)получить, добраться, попасть, достать, заставить, приобрести, возьми, понимаю, взять, стать
Samoan maua
Serbian (Cyrillic) добити
Serbian (Latin) dobiti
Slovak (VERB)dostať, získať, si, brať, mať
Slovenian (VERB)dobili, zaslužiti, priti, pridobite, se, prišli
Spanish (VERB)conseguir, obtener, Haz, llegar, ponerse, recibir, tener, poner, ir
Swedish (VERB)få, får, komma, skaffa, bli, hämta, gå, ta
Tahitian te
Tamil (VERB)பெற, பெறவும், பெறுவீர்கள், கிட்டும்
Telugu వస్తుంది
Thai (VERB)รับ, เรียก, ดึง, ขอ, หา
Tongan ma'u
Turkish (VERB)almak, olsun, ala, alın, getir, elde, al, çık, çıkar, bula, alır
Ukrainian (VERB)отримати, потрапити, одержати, дістатися, змусити
Urdu (VERB)حاصل, ملے, مل, لائیں, ملتا, جاؤ, لیں, حصول, ہو, لے
Vietnamese (VERB)nhận, Lấy, giúp, đưa, làm, hãy
Welsh (VERB)gael, cael, fynd, chael, gyrraedd, mynd, ddod, cyrraedd, sicrhau, dod
Yucatec Maya Kéen p'áatak
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