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Definition 1: a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent - [noun denoting act]

(get is a kind of ...) a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

"he won the point on a cross-court return"

Definition 2: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness - [verb of body]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He got AIDS
  • She came down with pneumonia
  • She took a chill

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) get sick

"She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) contract

"did you catch a cold?"

Definition 3: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) - [verb of body]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He grew a beard
  • The patient developed abdominal pains
  • I got funny spots all over my body
  • Well-developed breasts

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of get ) grow feathers

"The young sparrows are fledging already"

(... is a kind of get ) have grow through the gums

"The baby cut a tooth"

(... is a kind of get ) develop

"we worked up an as of an appetite"

(... is a kind of get ) develop into a pupa

"the insect larva pupate"

(... is a kind of get ) grow teeth; cut the baby teeth

"The little one is teething now"

(... is a kind of get ) produce pods, of plants

(... is a kind of get ) produce leaves, of plants

(... is a kind of get ) grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

(... is a kind of get ) put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

"the plant sprouted early this year"

(... is a kind of get ) develop suddenly

"The tire sprang a leak"

(... is a kind of get ) grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption

"parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow" "some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) gain through experience

"I acquired a strong aversion to television" "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong" "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position" "develop a passion for painting"

Definition 4: make (offspring) by reproduction - [verb of body]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Abraham begot Isaac
  • John fathered four daughters

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 5: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses) - [verb of body]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She suffered a fracture in the accident
  • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
  • She got a bruise on her leg
  • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

"get an idea" "experience vertigo" "get nauseous" "receive injuries" "have a feeling"

(... is a kind of get ) collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

(... is a kind of get ) suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle

(... is a kind of get ) suffer a nervous breakdown

(get has a similar meaning as ...) suffer from; be ill with

"She has arthritis"

Definition 6: enter or assume a certain state or condition - [verb of change]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He became annoyed when he heard the bad news
  • It must be getting more serious
  • her face went red with anger
  • She went into ecstasy
  • Get going!

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of get ) become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

"Keep him in bed until he sobers up"

(... is a kind of get ) become more realistic

"After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

(... is a kind of get ) arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion

"The stitches of the hem worked loose after she wore the skirt many times"

(... is a kind of get ) go into effect or become effective or operative

"The new law will take effect next month"

(... is a kind of get ) change from one state to another

"run amok" "run rogue" "run riot"

(... is a kind of get ) be seized or affected in a specified way

"take sick" "be taken drunk"

(... is a kind of get ) come into being

"light broke over the horizon" "Voices broke in the air"

(... is a kind of get ) become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet

"The roar settled to a thunder" "The wind settled in the West" "it is settling to rain" "A cough settled in her chest" "Her mood settled into lethargy"

Definition 7: give certain properties to something - [verb of change]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • get someone mad
  • She made us look silly
  • He made a fool of himself at the meeting
  • Don't make this into a big deal
  • This invention will make you a millionaire
  • Make yourself clear

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of get ) cause to become

"The shot rendered her immobile"

(... is a kind of get ) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

"He got his squad on the ball" "This let me in for a big surprise" "He got a girl into trouble"

(... is a kind of get ) act or be so as to become in a specified state

"The inflation left them penniless" "The president's remarks left us speechless"

Definition 8: cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition - [verb of change]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He got his squad on the ball
  • This let me in for a big surprise
  • He got a girl into trouble

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) give certain properties to something

"get someone mad" "She made us look silly" "He made a fool of himself at the meeting" "Don't make this into a big deal" "This invention will make you a millionaire" "Make yourself clear"

Definition 9: receive a specified treatment (abstract) - [verb of change]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
  • His movie received a good review
  • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of get ) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial

"take a pulse" "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 10: take the first step or steps in carrying out an action - [verb of change]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We began working at dawn
  • Who will start?
  • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
  • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
  • He began early in the day
  • Let's get down to work now

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get ) begin again

"we recommenced his reading after a short nap"

(... is a kind of get ) start to be active

"Get cracking, please!"

(... is a kind of get ) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

"she embarked upon a new career"

(... is a kind of get ) occur or become available

"water or electricity came on again after the earthquake"

(... is a kind of get ) begin with vigor

"He launched into a long diatribe" "She plunged into a dangerous adventure"

(... is a kind of get ) start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role

(... is a kind of get ) set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task

"I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"

(... is a kind of get ) commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck

"They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne"

(... is a kind of get ) arrive at the point of

"She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long"

(... is a kind of get ) set off quickly, usually with success

"The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class"

(... is a kind of get ) begin vigorously

"The prisoners fell to work right away"

(... is a kind of get ) set out on a course of action

"He struck out on his own"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) begin to speak, understand, read, and write a language

"She began Russian at an early age" "We started French in fourth grade"

Definition 11: reach by calculation - [verb of cognition]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What do you get when you add up these numbers?

(get implies ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(get has a similar meaning as ...) acquire as a result of some effort or action

"You cannot get water out of a stone" "Where did she get these news?"

Definition 12: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • did you catch that allusion?
  • We caught something of his theory in the lecture
  • don't catch your meaning
  • did you get it?
  • She didn't get the joke
  • I just don't get him

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) apprehend and reproduce accurately

"She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings" "She got the mood just right in her photographs"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) acquire as a result of some effort or action

"You cannot get water out of a stone" "Where did she get these news?"

Definition 13: be a mystery or bewildering to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

"These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"

(... is a kind of get ) cause to be perplexed or confounded

"This problem stumped her"

(... is a kind of get ) set a difficult problem or riddle

"riddle me a riddle"

(... is a kind of get ) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by

"What you are seeing in him eludes me"

Definition 14: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner - [verb of communication]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
  • My children finally got me to buy a computer
  • My wife made me buy a new sofa

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get ) cause to decide

"This new development finally decided me!"

(... is a kind of get ) induce to commit perjury or give false testimony

"The President tried to suborn false witnesses"

(... is a kind of get ) serve as the inciting cause of

"She prompted me to call my relatives"

(... is a kind of get ) cause to undertake a certain action

"Her greed led her to forge the checks"

(... is a kind of get ) actively cause something to happen

"I let it be known that I was not interested"

(... is a kind of get ) spur on

"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

(... is a kind of get ) incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

"He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents"

(... is a kind of get ) induce or persuade

"The confession of one of the accused brought the others to admit to the crime as well"

(... is a kind of get ) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of get ) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

Definition 15: communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone - [verb of communication]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bill called this number and he got Mary
  • The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake

(get is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

Definition 16: move into a desired direction of discourse - [verb of communication]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What are you driving at?

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) mean or intend to express or convey

"You never understand what I mean!" "what do his words intend?"

Definition 17: take vengeance on or get even - [verb of competition]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We'll get them!
  • That'll fix him good!
  • This time I got him

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) take revenge or even out a score

"I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) make a compensation for

"a favor that cannot be paid back"

Definition 18: attract and fix - [verb of contact]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His look caught her
  • She caught his eye
  • Catch the attention of the waiter

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

"Her good looks attract the stares of many men" "The ad pulled in many potential customers" "This pianist pulls huge crowds" "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"

Definition 19: go or come after and bring or take back - [verb of contact]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get me those books over there, please
  • Could you bring the wine?
  • The dog fetched the hat

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

(... is a kind of get ) run after, pick up, and bring to the master

"train the dog to retrieve"

(... is a kind of get ) go for and bring back

"retrieve the car from the parking garage"

(... is a kind of get ) bring to a destination, make a delivery

"our local super market delivers"

(get implies ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

Definition 20: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase - [verb of contact]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We finally got the suspect
  • Did you catch the thief?

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

(... is a kind of get ) capture again

"recapture the escaped prisoner"

(... is a kind of get ) catch with a lasso

"rope cows"

Definition 21: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot - [verb of contact]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rock caught her in the back of the head
  • The blow got him in the back
  • The punch caught him in the stomach

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 22: overcome or destroy - [verb of contact]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ice storm got my hibiscus
  • the cat got the goldfish

(get is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

Definition 23: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher - [verb of creation]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He drew a base on balls

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

(get belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 24: apprehend and reproduce accurately - [verb of creation]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings
  • She got the mood just right in her photographs

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.

"this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well" "He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

"did you catch that allusion?" "We caught something of his theory in the lecture" "don't catch your meaning" "did you get it?" "She didn't get the joke" "I just don't get him"

Definition 25: evoke an emotional response - [verb of emotion]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time

(get is a kind of ...) affect emotionally

"A stirring movie" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) irritate

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

Definition 26: irritate - [verb of emotion]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her childish behavior really get to me
  • His lying really gets me

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) evoke an emotional response

"Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"

Definition 27: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress - [verb of motion]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She arrived home at 7 o'clock
  • She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get ) reach or come to rest

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

(... is a kind of get ) of trains; move into (a station)

"The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"

(... is a kind of get ) arrive in great numbers

(... is a kind of get ) reach a point in time, or a certain state or level

"The thermometer hit 100 degrees" "This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour"

(... is a kind of get ) be received

"News came in of the massacre in Rwanda"

(... is a kind of get ) arrive suddenly and unannounced

"He plumped in on a Sunday morning"

(... is a kind of get ) arrive in a vehicle:

"He rolled up in a black Mercedes"

(... is a kind of get ) arrive on shore

"The ship landed in Pearl Harbor"

(... is a kind of get ) cause to come to the ground

"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"

(... is a kind of get ) arrive by motorcar

"The star and her manager drive in today from their motor tour across the country"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) reach and board

"She got the bus just as it was leaving"

Definition 28: reach and board - [verb of motion]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She got the bus just as it was leaving

(get is a kind of ...) reach in time

"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

Definition 29: leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form - [verb of motion]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Scram!

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Definition 30: go through (mental or physical states or experiences) - [verb of perception]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • get an idea
  • experience vertigo
  • get nauseous
  • receive injuries
  • have a feeling

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) pass through

"The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "undergo a strange sensation"

(... is a kind of get ) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

"She suffered a fracture in the accident" "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars" "She got a bruise on her leg" "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

(... is a kind of get ) experience or feel or submit to

"Take a test" "Take the plunge"

(... is a kind of get ) have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps

"I horripilate when I see violence on television"

(get implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Definition 31: suffer from the receipt of - [verb of perception]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She will catch hell for this behavior!

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) feel physical pain

"Were you hurting after the accident?"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) be struck or affected by

"catch fire" "catch the mood"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) receive as a retribution or punishment

"He got 5 years in prison"

Definition 32: perceive by hearing - [verb of perception]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I didn't catch your name
  • She didn't get his name when they met the first time

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) perceive (sound) via the auditory sense

(get has a similar meaning as ...) hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

"We overheard the conversation at the next table"

Definition 33: receive as a retribution or punishment - [verb of perception]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He got 5 years in prison

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get has a similar meaning as ...) suffer from the receipt of

"She will catch hell for this behavior!"

Definition 34: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract - [verb of possession]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
  • They acquired a new pet
  • Get your results the next day
  • Get permission to take a few days off from work

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of get ) obtain in pure form

"The chemist managed to isolate the compound"

(... is a kind of get ) regain or make up for

"recuperate one's losses"

(... is a kind of get ) claim back

(... is a kind of get ) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

(... is a kind of get ) win something through one's efforts

"I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese" "Gain an understanding of international finance" "win someone's confidence and friendship"

(... is a kind of get ) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

(... is a kind of get ) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

"its beauty won Paris the name 'City of Lights'"

(... is a kind of get ) derive a benefit from

"She profited from his vast experience"

(... is a kind of get ) have, give, or receive a share of

"We shared the cake"

(... is a kind of get ) acquire for oneself before others can do so

(... is a kind of get ) gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)

(... is a kind of get ) gather or collect

"You can get the results on Monday" "She picked up the children at the day care center" "They pick up our trash twice a week"

(... is a kind of get ) obtain from someone after their death

"I inherited a castle from my French grandparents"

(... is a kind of get ) get temporarily

"May I borrow your lawn mower?"

(... is a kind of get ) get in addition, as an increase

"The candidate picked up thousands of votes after his visit to the nursing home"

(... is a kind of get ) acquire as a result of some effort or action

"You cannot get water out of a stone" "Where did she get these news?"

(... is a kind of get ) get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly

"Catch some sleep" "catch one's breath"

(... is a kind of get ) get or find back; recover the use of

"She regained control of herself" "She found her voice and replied quickly"

(... is a kind of get ) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(... is a kind of get ) recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost

"We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company" "He got back his son from the kidnappers"

(... is a kind of get ) obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

(... is a kind of get ) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

(... is a kind of get ) obtain, especially accidentally

(... is a kind of get ) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

"The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

(... is a kind of get ) engage for service under a term of contract

"We took an apartment on a quiet street" "Let's rent a car" "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

(... is a kind of get ) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

(... is a kind of get ) get by buying and selling

"the company turned a good profit after a year"

(... is a kind of get ) acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange

"She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work"

(... is a kind of get ) obtain through effort or management

"She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents" "We found the money to send our sons to college"

(... is a kind of get ) seize upon or latch onto something

"The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater"

(... is a kind of get ) take possession of

"She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives"

(... is a kind of get ) get something or somebody for a specific purpose

"I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener" "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing" "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"

(... is a kind of get ) receive willingly something given or offered

"The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter" "I won't have this dog in my house!" "Please accept my present"

(... is a kind of get ) get the votes of

(get has a similar meaning as ...) receive a specified treatment (abstract)

"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation" "His movie received a good review" "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

Definition 35: achieve a point or goal - [verb of possession]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Nicklaus had a 70
  • The Brazilian team got 4 goals
  • She made 29 points that day

Synonyms for get in the sense of this definition

(get is a kind of ...) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

Definition 36: purchase - [verb of possession]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What did you get at the toy store?

(get is a kind of ...) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

"The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

(get belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 37: acquire as a result of some effort or action - [verb of possession]

Samples where get or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You cannot get water out of a stone
  • Where did she get these news?

(get is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

"did you catch that allusion?" "We caught something of his theory in the lecture" "don't catch your meaning" "did you get it?" "She didn't get the joke" "I just don't get him"

(get has a similar meaning as ...) reach by calculation

"What do you get when you add up these numbers?"

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