- [get](past tense got [gɒt] ; past participle got) verb1) [T] to obtain, receive, or be given somethingRoss's father got a new job.[/ex]Did you get tickets for the game?[/ex]You get ten points for each correct answer.[/ex]Young players will get the chance to meet one of their heroes.[/ex]She got a ring from her grandmother.[/ex]The social worker got the family a new flat.[/ex]2) [T] to buy somethingThey had to stop and get some petrol.[/ex]I got my dad a sweater for his birthday.[/ex]3) [T] to go and bring something back from somewhere elseShe went and got a photograph from the desk.[/ex]Will you get me a glass of water?[/ex]4) [T] to start to have an idea or feelingI got a strange feeling as we walked towards the house.[/ex]I got the impression they were finding the work difficult.[/ex]5) [T] to start to have an illness or a medical conditionI hope I don't get the flu this winter.[/ex]6) [linking verb] to start to be in a particular state, or to start to have a particular qualitySyn:becomeIt's getting late – I have to go.[/ex]It was raining and we all got wet.[/ex]Things are starting to get a bit difficult at home.[/ex]7) [linking verb] to be or become: used with past participles to form PASSIVESI'm sick of getting shouted at for things that aren't my fault.[/ex]Somehow the paper got ripped.[/ex]You should wash that cut – it might get infected.[/ex]8) [T] to cause someone or something to be in a particular stateI'll get the children dressed.[/ex]It took them three hours to get the fire under control.[/ex]He got his suit all dirty.[/ex]9) [T] to do something, or to have it done for youYou need to get your hair cut.[/ex]I should be able to get the first chapter finished by tonight.[/ex]Hal managed to get my email working again.[/ex]10) [T] to make someone do something, or to persuade them to do itI'll get Andrew to give you a call.[/ex]She couldn't get them to understand what she was saying.[/ex]11) [I/T] to move to or from a position or place, or to make someone or something do thisDad stopped the car and told me to get in.[/ex]A car stopped and two men got out.[/ex]Half the audience got up and walked out.[/ex]Let's get you into the house where it's warm.[/ex]Get that dog out of my kitchen.[/ex]12) [I] to arrive at a placeWhat time did you get home last night?[/ex]When will we get there?[/ex]How long does it take to get from London to Leeds?[/ex]I usually get to work at about 8.30.[/ex]See:arrive13) [T] to send something to a person or placeWe'll get the timetable to you as soon as we have it.[/ex]14) [I] to make progressHow far did you get with your homework?[/ex]I'm not getting anywhere with this essay (= not making any progress).[/ex]At last she is starting to get somewhere in her career (= make some progress).[/ex]Everyone finds driving difficult at first, but you're getting there (= making progress).[/ex]15) [T]get sth into/in/onto sth to fit or put something in a placeYou can get a lot of things into this bag.[/ex]16) [T] informalto understand someone or somethingEveryone laughed, but Harold didn't seem to get the joke.[/ex]I don't get it – what's happening?[/ex]17) [I/T] to have the opportunity or be able to do somethingDid you get to visit the Louvre when you were in Paris?[/ex]18) [T] to catch or punish someoneThe police need to get the person who did this.[/ex]19) [T] spokento answer the door or phoneIt's OK, I'll get it.[/ex]20) [T] to use a particular vehicle to travel somewhereIt's easiest if you get a taxi from the station.[/ex]21) [T] to succeed in talking to someone by phoneIs there a number where I can get you this evening?[/ex]22) [T] to prepare a mealIt's time to start getting dinner.[/ex]•See:hold II,know I- get sth across- get ahead- get along- get around- get around sb- get around sth- get around to sth- get at sb- get at sth- get away- get away with sth- get back- get sb back- get sth back- get back at sb- get back to sb- get behind- get by- get sb down- get down to sth- get in- get in on sth- get into sth- get off- get off (sth)- get off (sb/sth)- get sth off- get off on sth- get off with sb- get on- get onto sb- get onto sth- get on with sth- get out- get sth out- get out of sth- get sth out of sb- get sth out of sth- get over sth- get sth over- get sth over with- get round- get round sb- get round sth- get round to sth- get through- get through sth- get through to sb- get to sb- get together- get up- get sb up- get up to sth- get with
Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.