part of speech: verb
inflections: gets, getting, got, gotten
definition 1: to receive; come to have; gain; acquire.
- I got a new bicycle for my birthday.
synonyms: achieve, acquire, attain, gain, obtain, receive, secure
definition 2: to go after and bring back; fetch.
- Go back in the house and get your coat.
synonyms: fetch, retrieve
definition 3: to come under the power of; catch.
- She is getting a cold.
synonyms: catch, contract
definition 4: to cause to be in a certain state or to do a particular thing.
- Can you help me get this jar open?
- Dave finally got his suitcase packed.
- My dad is trying to get the lawn mower to start.
definition 5: to begin the doing of something; start.
- We’ll need to get going soon or we’ll be late for the bus.
synonyms: begin, start
definition 6: to have the opportunity or chance to do something.
- Why does Sam always get to stay up late and I have to go to bed?
definition 7: to understand.
- Do you get the meaning of the story?
synonyms: comprehend, follow, grasp, perceive, realize, see, sense, understand
definition 8: to convince; persuade.
- Can’t you get him to come with us?
definition 9: to arrive.
- You will get home one way or another.
synonyms: arrive, come, show up
definition 10: to become.
- She is getting mad.
synonyms: become, grow
phrase: get in
phrase: get out
phrase: get up
phrase: get over
phrase: get across
phrase: get along
phrase: get away with