Get - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡet|  American pronunciation of the word get
Brit.  |ˈɡet|  British pronunciation of the word get
irregular verb:  p.t. — got  p.p. — got

noun

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

verb

- come into the possession of something concrete or abstract (syn: acquire)
- enter or assume a certain state or condition(syn: become, go)
- cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition (syn: have, let)
- receive a specified treatment (abstract) (syn: find, incur, obtain, receive)
- reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress(syn: arrive, come)
- go or come after and bring or take back (syn: bring, convey, fetch)
- go through (mental or physical states or experiences)(syn: experience, have, receive)

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Examples

He got a new bicycle for his birthday.

I never did get an answer to my question.

I got a letter from my lawyer.

She got a phone call from her sister.

Did you get my message?

You need to get your mother's permission to go.

She hasn't been able to get a job.

If you want to be successful you need to get a good education.

It took us a while to get the waiter's attention.

It took us a while to get a taxi.

He got a bicycle for his birthday.

She got nothing but trouble for her efforts.

He got this book at the library.

Get me a pillow.

Help me to get the washing in, it's raining.

Phrasal verbs

get about  — move around; move from place to place
get across  — communicate successfully
get ahead  — obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
get along  — proceed or get along
get around  — be released or become known; of news

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Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: get
he/she/it: gets
present participle: getting
past tense: got
past participle: got
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