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Definition for: get

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
away against though #149: get eyes hand young

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /gɛt/ , SAMPA: /gEt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From Old Norse geta (the Old English cognate existing only in compounds such as forġietan ‘forget’, beġietan ‘beget’, etc.).

Verb

to get ( third-person singular simple present gets , present participle getting , simple past got , past participle got , or gotten (US))

  1. ( transitive ) To obtain or acquire.
  2. ( transitive ) To receive.
  3. ( transitive ) ( colloquial ) To understand.
    Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny.
    He's weird. I don't get him.
    Do you get math class?
    I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!
  4. ( transitive ) ( colloquial ) Used instead of to be as the auxiliary verb for making passive statements.
    He got bitten by a dog.
  5. ( transitive ) To become.
    I'm getting hungry, how about you?
    Don't get drunk tonight.

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  • Indonesian: ambil, bawa, terima

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Etymology 2

Variant of git .

Noun

get ( plural gets )

  1. ( UK ) A git .

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for get Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative get geten getter getterna
Genitive gets getens getters getternas

get c .

  1. goat

Other Translations for "get"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codeget
Hexe7 65 74
Pig Latinetgay

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