Get Definition

Define what is Get?

1. get (noun)

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


    return noun
    a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player.

    2. acquire, get (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: acquire

    isolate verb
    obtain in pure form.

    get back, win back verb
    recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost.

    press out, express, extract verb
    obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action.

    capture, catch verb
    capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.

    come into, come by verb
    obtain, especially accidentally.

    buy, purchase verb
    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction.

    charter, hire, rent, lease, engage, take verb
    engage for service under a term of contract.

    receive, have verb
    get something; come into possession of.

    turn verb
    get by buying and selling.

    buy verb
    acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange.

    find verb
    obtain through effort or management.

    glom verb
    seize upon or latch onto something.

    enter upon, luck into, come upon verb
    take possession of.

    get hold, line up, find, come up verb
    get something or somebody for a specific purpose.

    accept, take, have verb
    receive willingly something given or offered.

    obtain verb
    come into possession of.

    recover, regain, retrieve, find verb
    get or find back; recover the use of.

    catch verb
    get or regain something necessary, usually quickly or briefly.

    recuperate, recoup, recover verb
    regain or make up for.

    reclaim, repossess verb
    claim back.

    regain, find verb
    come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost.

    gain, win, acquire verb
    win something through one's efforts.

    earn, realise, bring in, pull in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear verb
    earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.

    garner, earn verb
    acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions.

    benefit, profit, gain verb
    derive a benefit from.

    partake, partake in, share verb
    have, give, or receive a share of.

    preempt verb
    acquire for oneself before others can do so.

    preempt verb
    gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land).

    gather up, call for, pick up, collect verb
    gather or collect.

    inherit verb
    obtain from someone after their death.

    borrow verb
    get temporarily.

    pick up verb
    get in addition, as an increase.

    get verb
    acquire as a result of some effort or action.

    poll verb
    get the votes of.

    3. become, get, go (verb)

    enter or assume a certain state or condition.

    • 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: become, go

    change state, turn verb
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action.


    sober up, sober verb
    become sober after excessive alcohol consumption.

    sober, sober up verb
    become more realistic.

    work verb
    arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion.

    take effect verb
    go into effect or become effective or operative.

    run verb
    change from one state to another.

    take verb
    be seized or affected in a specified way.

    break verb
    come into being.

    settle verb
    become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet.

    4. get, LET, have (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: LET, have

    make, get verb
    give certain properties to something.

    5. incur, obtain, receive, get, find (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: incur, obtain, receive, find

    change verb
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.


    take verb
    ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial.

    6. arrive, come, get (verb)

    reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress.

    • She arrived home at 7 o'clock.
    • She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight.
    Synonyms: arrive, come
    Antonyms: go forth, leave, go away (verb)

    go away from a place.


    Land, set down verb
    reach or come to rest.

    drive in verb
    arrive by motorcar.

    Land, put down, bring down verb
    cause to come to the ground.

    set ashore, shore, Land verb
    arrive on shore.

    roll up verb
    arrive in a vehicle:.

    come in, come verb
    be received.

    attain, reach, hit verb
    reach a point in time, or a certain state or level.

    flood in verb
    arrive in great numbers.

    move in, pull in, get in, draw in verb
    of trains; move into (a station).

    plump in verb
    arrive suddenly and unannounced.

    7. fetch, bring, get, convey (verb)

    go or come after and bring or take back.

    • Get me those books over there, please.
    • Could you bring the wine?.
    • The dog fetched the hat.
    Synonyms: fetch, bring, convey
    Antonyms: bear away, bear off, carry away, take away, carry off (verb)

    remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state.


    channel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transport, transfer verb
    send from one person or place to another.


    retrieve verb
    run after, pick up, and bring to the master.

    retrieve verb
    go for and bring back.

    deliver verb
    bring to a destination, make a delivery.

    8. experience, have, receive, get (verb)

    go through (mental or physical states or experiences).

    • get an idea.
    • experience vertigo.
    • get nauseous.
    • receive injuries.
    • have a feeling.
    Synonyms: experience, have, receive

    undergo verb
    pass through.


    suffer, sustain, have, get verb
    undergo (as of injuries and illnesses).

    take verb
    experience or feel or submit to.

    horripilate verb
    have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps.

    9. pay back, fix, pay off, get (verb)

    take vengeance on or get even.

    • We'll get them!.
    • That'll fix him good!.
    • This time I got him.
    Synonyms: pay back, fix, pay off

    get back, get even verb
    take revenge or even out a score.

    10. get, have, make (verb)

    achieve a point or goal.

    • Nicklaus had a 70.
    • The Brazilian team got 4 goals.
    • She made 29 points that day.
    Synonyms: have, make

    rack up, score, tally, hit verb
    gain points in a game.

    11. cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have (verb)

    cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.

    • 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.

    decide verb
    cause to decide.

    persuade verb
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm.

    bring verb
    induce or persuade.

    solicit verb
    incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination.

    encourage verb
    spur on.

    LET verb
    actively cause something to happen.

    lead verb
    cause to undertake a certain action.

    instigate, prompt, inspire verb
    serve as the inciting cause of.

    suborn verb
    induce to commit perjury or give false testimony.

    compel, obligate, oblige verb
    force somebody to do something.

    12. capture, catch, get (verb)

    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.

    • We finally got the suspect.
    • Did you catch the thief?.
    Synonyms: capture, catch

    clutch, prehend, seize verb
    take hold of; grab.


    retake, recapture verb
    capture again.

    Lasso, rope verb
    catch with a lasso.

    13. acquire, develop, produce, grow, get (verb)

    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes).

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

    change verb
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.


    fledge, feather verb
    grow feathers.

    regrow verb
    grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption.

    spring verb
    develop suddenly.

    sprout, stock verb
    put forth and grow sprouts or shoots.

    tiller, stool verb
    grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers.

    leaf verb
    produce leaves, of plants.

    pod verb
    produce pods, of plants.

    teethe verb
    grow teeth; cut the baby teeth.

    pupate verb
    develop into a pupa.

    work up, get up verb

    cut verb
    have grow through the gums.

    14. contract, get, take (verb)

    be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness.

    • He got AIDS.
    • She came down with pneumonia.
    • She took a chill.
    Synonyms: contract, take

    sicken, come down verb
    get sick.


    catch verb

    15. get (verb)

    communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone.

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

    communicate, intercommunicate verb
    transmit thoughts or feelings.

    16. make, get (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: make

    alter, change, modify verb
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.


    render verb
    cause to become.

    get, LET, have verb
    cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.

    leave verb
    act or be so as to become in a specified state.

    17. aim, drive, get (verb)

    move into a desired direction of discourse.

    • What are you driving at?.
    Synonyms: aim, drive

    mean, intend verb
    mean or intend to express or convey.

    18. get, catch (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: catch

    understand verb
    know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.

    19. arrest, catch, get (verb)

    attract and fix.

    • His look caught her.
    • She caught his eye.
    • Catch the attention of the waiter.
    Synonyms: arrest, catch

    attract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw verb
    direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.

    20. catch, get (verb)

    reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot.

    • 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: catch

    hit verb
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument.

    21. get (verb)

    reach by calculation.

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

    22. get (verb)

    acquire as a result of some effort or action.

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

    acquire, get verb
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.

    23. get (verb)


    • What did you get at the toy store?.

    buy, purchase verb
    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction.

    24. catch, get (verb)

    perceive by hearing.

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

    hear verb
    perceive (sound) via the auditory sense.

    25. catch, get (verb)

    suffer from the receipt of.

    • She will catch hell for this behavior!.
    Synonyms: catch

    ache, hurt, suffer verb
    feel physical pain.

    26. receive, get (verb)

    receive as a retribution or punishment.

    • He got 5 years in prison.
    Synonyms: receive

    27. bugger off, buzz off, scram, fuck off, get (verb)

    leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form.

    • Scram!.

    go forth, leave, go away verb
    go away from a place.

    28. get (verb)

    reach and board.

    • She got the bus just as it was leaving.

    catch verb
    reach in time.

    29. get under one's skin, get (verb)


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

    annoy, rile, nark, irritate, gravel, Devil, vex, nettle, rag, bother, get to, get at, chafe verb
    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.

    30. get (verb)

    evoke an emotional response.

    • Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time.

    touch, stir verb
    affect emotionally.

    31. catch, get (verb)

    apprehend and reproduce accurately.

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

    reproduce verb
    recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc..

    32. draw, get (verb)

    earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.

    • He drew a base on balls.
    Synonyms: draw

    effect, effectuate, set up verb

    33. get (verb)

    overcome or destroy.

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

    ruin, destroy verb
    destroy completely; damage irreparably.

    34. mystify, baffle, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, puzzle, perplex, nonplus, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get (verb)

    be a mystery or bewildering to.

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

    befuddle, confound, bedevil, confuse, discombobulate, Fox, fuddle, throw verb
    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.


    stump, mix up verb
    cause to be perplexed or confounded.

    riddle verb
    set a difficult problem or riddle.

    elude, escape verb
    be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by.

    35. Begin, commence, set out, start, start out, set about, get down, get (verb)

    take the first step or steps in carrying out an action.

    • 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.
    Antonyms: terminate, end (verb)

    bring to an end or halt.


    recommence verb
    begin again.

    strike out verb
    set out on a course of action.

    Fall verb
    begin vigorously.

    jump off verb
    set off quickly, usually with success.

    get to verb
    arrive at the point of.

    auspicate verb
    commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck.

    attack verb
    set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task.

    break in verb
    start in a certain activity, enterprise, or role.

    launch, plunge verb
    begin with vigor.

    come on verb
    occur or become available.

    embark, enter verb
    set out on (an enterprise or subject of study).

    bestir oneself, get cracking, get moving, get rolling, get started, get weaving, get going verb
    start to be active.

    36. suffer, sustain, have, get (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: suffer, sustain, have

    experience, have, receive, get verb
    go through (mental or physical states or experiences).


    collapse, break down verb
    collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack.

    cramp verb
    suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle.

    crack up, crock up, collapse, break up, crack verb
    suffer a nervous breakdown.

    37. beget, Father, sire, engender, mother, bring forth, generate, get (verb)

    make children.

    • Abraham begot Isaac.
    • Men often father children but don't recognize them.

    create, make verb
    make or cause to be or to become.

    Nearby Terms

    get a line (verb)
    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    get a load (verb)
    look at with attention

    get a look (verb)
    see something for a brief time

    get a noseful (verb)
    smell strongly and intensely

    get a whiff (verb)
    smell strongly and intensely

    get about (verb)
    move around; move from place to place

    get across (verb)
    communicate successfully

    get ahead (verb)
    obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

    get along (verb)
    proceed or get along

    get along with (verb)
    have smooth relations

    get around (verb)
    be released or become known; of news

    get around to (verb)
    do something despite obstacles such as lack of time

    get at (verb)
    reach or gain access to

    get away (verb)
    run away from confinement

    get back (verb)
    recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost