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British pronunciation/ɡˈɛt/
American pronunciation/ˈɡɛt/, /ˈɡɪt/
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to receive or come to have something

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to catch a disease or an illness

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Children often get chickenpox at some point in their early years.
Many people got COVID-19 during the global pandemic.
Many travelers worry about getting malaria when visiting certain regions.
Despite getting vaccinated, he still managed to get a mild case of the measles.
1.2

to start to have an idea, impression, or feeling

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During the meeting, I got the impression that they were considering a major change.
When they announced the surprise, I got an overwhelming feeling of joy.
I got a strange feeling when I entered the abandoned building.
After the conversation, I got the impression that they valued my opinion.
As he spoke, I got a sense that he was passionate about the project.
1.3

to receive something as a sentence or punishment

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After the trial, the defendant got a severe sentence for the crime.
After the trial, the burglar got a seven-year sentence.
After the investigation, the company got fines for environmental violations.
The convicted felon got a life sentence for multiple offenses.
They got a penalty for violating the rules of the game.
1.4

to have access to the Internet, a phone, radio, or TV network, or specific broadcast

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Residents in the city center can easily get a variety of TV channels.
Can you get Wi-Fi in this area?
During the storm, we couldn't get any radio signals for weather updates.
While camping in the mountains, we couldn't get a reliable phone signal.
Unfortunately, we can't get that radio station in our car due to the signal range.
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to obtain something through chance, effort, or other means

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to reach a particular answer or figure after doing a calculation

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Using advanced algorithms, the computer program can get precise values in a matter of seconds.
Through careful data analysis, the scientist was able to get the exact results of the experiment.
With careful analysis, the accountant was able to get the accurate financial figures for the report.
Students were excited when they finally got the right answer to the complex physics equation.
After a few minutes of calculating, she managed to get the correct solution to the math problem
2.2

to make contact with a person, thing, or place by telephone

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I wanted to speak to the professor, but I got the department assistant instead.
I've been trying to get you on the phone for hours!
I needed to reschedule my appointment, so I tried to get the doctor's office on the phone.
I tried to get the travel agency to confirm my reservation, but their lines were busy.
I tried to get in touch with my sister, but she must be busy as I got her voicemail again.
2.3

to revenge something, especially by attacking, hurting, or killing

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I'll get you for breaking my heart like that!
He got his ex-wife by making sure she didn't get a single penny in the divorce settlement.
2.4

to go to a place and bring someone or something back from that location

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Could you get my jacket from the bedroom, please?
Can you get my umbrella from the car?
She quickly went to get a blanket for the cold evening.
I'll go and get the documents from the filing cabinet.
She needs to get her friend from the airport tomorrow.
2.5

to succeed in capturing someone, especially to punish or hurt them

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During the arrest, the officer got the suspect by the wrist, securing the handcuffs.
After a high-speed chase, the police managed to get the suspect and bring him into custody
In the scuffle, the security guards managed to get the intruder by the arm and escorted him out.
The kidnapper was on the loose for days before the authorities finally got him.
Paranoia set in, and he started to believe that everyone was out to get him.
2.6

to strike or injure someone

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The soccer ball got the goalie on the side of the head during the penalty kick.
During the battle, a stray arrow got him in the arm.
In the crossfire, a stray bullet got him in the leg.
In the paintball game, he got me on the arm during a surprise attack.
During the fight, he managed to get his opponent with a powerful punch.
2.7

to obtain something by paying an amount of money for it

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I got a ticket to the concert for a reasonable price.
She got a beautiful painting at the art auction.
She got a designer handbag during the sale.
Where did you get those shoes?
You can get a reliable laptop for about $800 nowadays.
2.8

to prepare something to eat or drink, especially a meal

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'Who's getting breakfast this morning?'
On weekends, we often get brunch at the local diner.
I'll get some hot cocoa to enjoy by the fireplace.
She's getting dinner, and it smells delicious!
I'll get breakfast ready while you set the table.
2.9

to respond to a doorbell or telephone by answering it

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Can you get the phone?
Even in the middle of dinner, he would always get the phone if it rang.
He got the door, surprised to find a package waiting for him.
It's polite to get the door promptly when expecting guests.
I didn't expect anyone, but I got the door when I heard a knock.
2.10

used to draw attention to someone or something considered foolish, surprising, or amusing

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Get that guy in the loud Hawaiian shirt over there!
Get the dog in the sunglasses, it's hilarious!
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to reach a specific place

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to cause someone or something to move in a specific direction or into a specific position or place

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We struggled to get the oversized painting around the tight corner.
Could you help me get the sofa through the narrow doorway?
Let's call a moving service to get the heavy furniture into the new apartment.
3.2

to move in a specific direction or into a specific position or place

3.3

to use a taxi, bus, train, plane, etc. for transportation

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He got a flight to Paris for his business meeting.
He got a plane from New York to Los Angeles for the film shoot.
I usually get the subway to get to my language class.
Let's get a ferry to the nearby island for a day trip.
I usually get the subway to get to my language class.
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to experience a specific condition, state, or action

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to make someone or something experience a specific condition, state, or action

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Let's get the report finalized before the deadline.
I'm trying to get my computer updated with the latest software.
We should get the garden prepared for planting in the spring.
Let's get the car cleaned before the road trip.
Can you help me get the kids ready for school in the morning?
4.2

to begin doing something

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They got discussing their plans for the weekend.
They got exploring the new city as soon as they arrived.
They got painting the living room over the weekend.
I got studying for the exam late into the night.
4.3

to mentally grasp something or someone's words or actions

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I don't get the concept behind this new technology.
I've read the novel twice, but I don't get the ending.
He explained the concept several times, but I just don't get it.
We need to make sure everyone gets the instructions before the training.
I don't get why he reacted that way to the news.
4.4

to make someone feel confused or uncertain

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The riddle was so complex that it got everyone in the room.
4.5

to make someone become extremely emotional

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Her touching farewell speech really got everyone in the room.
The nostalgic song never fails to get me.
The touching tribute at the ceremony really got her, and she couldn't hold back tears.
The sad movie ending always gets me, and I end up crying every time.
4.6

to force or convince someone to do something

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The parents got their children to finish their homework before playtime.
The manager got the staff to embrace the new company policies.
He got the committee to approve his innovative idea.
Can you get your colleagues to attend the training session next week?
She got her parents to support her decision to study abroad.
4.7

to be irritating or annoying for someone

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It gets me when I have to repeat the same instructions over and over.
It gets me that people can be so inconsiderate in public spaces.
It gets me when software updates interrupt my workflow.
What gets me is the constant interruptions during my work hours.
What really gets me is the slow response from customer support.
4.8

to have the opportunity to do something

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I got to attend the exclusive concert with VIP access.
He finally got to meet his favorite author at the book signing event.
He never got to travel abroad during his career.
She never got to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer.
She hopes she'll finally get to showcase her artwork in a gallery.
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used for saying that a particular thing exists or happens

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to depart immediately

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to provoke a specific response or reaction

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to receive or achieve a specific mark or grade in an exam

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to receive money through selling something

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to reach a specific stage or point

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to cause something to perform a specific action

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to cover the cost of something for someone else

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to understand something by hearing it

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to receive payment for one's work or services

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to trick or deceive someone, often in a playful or lighthearted way

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(in baseball) to stop a player from advancing or scoring by catching the ball or tagging them

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to win a prize in a competition

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to deliver or transport something or someone to a specific person or place.

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(of an illness or injury) to led to someone's death

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to deliver a particular level of performance or quality

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to become aware of someone or something

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to commit to memory

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to suffer from an illness, injury, or pain

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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

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The children got toys from their grandparents.
They got an invitation to the exclusive event.
Did you get any interesting gifts for your birthday?
Did you get my message about the meeting?
He got an unexpected bonus at work.
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