- get ► VERB (getting; past got; past part. got, N. Amer. or archaic gotten) 1) come to have or hold; receive. 2) succeed in attaining, achieving, or experiencing; obtain. 3) experience, suffer, or be afflicted with. 4) move in order to pick up, deal with, or bring. 5) bring or come into a specified state or condition. 6) catch, apprehend, or thwart. 7) come or go eventually or with some difficulty. 8) move or come into a specified position or state. 9) tend to meet with or find. 10) travel by or catch (a form of transport). 11) begin to be or do something, especially gradually or by chance. 12) strike or wound. 13) informal punish, injure, or kill. 14) used with past participle to form the passive mood.● get across — Cf. ↑get across● get at — Cf. ↑get at● get away — Cf. ↑get away● get away with — Cf. ↑get away with● get back at — Cf. ↑get back at● get by — Cf. ↑get by● get down — Cf. ↑get down● get down to — Cf. ↑get down to● get off — Cf. ↑get off● get on — Cf. ↑get on● get out of — Cf. ↑get out of● get over — Cf. ↑get over● get one's own back — Cf. ↑get one's own back● get round — Cf. ↑get round● get round to — Cf. ↑get round to● get through — Cf. ↑get through● getting on for — Cf. ↑getting on for● get to — Cf. ↑get to● get together — Cf. ↑get together● get up — Cf. ↑get up● get up to — Cf. ↑get up toORIGIN Old Norse, 'obtain, beget, guess' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.