Get

Definition of Get

Pronunciation: jĕt
n.1.Jet, the mineral.
1.Fashion; manner; custom.
2.Artifice; contrivance.
v. t.1.To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.
[imp. Got (gǒt) (Obs. Gat (găt)); p. p. Got (Obsolescent Gotten (gǒt"t'n)); p. pr. & vb. n. Getting.]
2.Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.
Thou hast got the face of man.
- Herbert.
3.To beget; to procreate; to generate.
I had rather to adopt a child than get it.
- Shak.
4.To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart, than to pen twenty.
- Bp. Fell.
5.To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
Get him to say his prayers.
- Shak.
6.To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; - with a following participle.
Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched.
- Shak.
7.To betake; to remove; - in a reflexive use.
Get thee out from this land.
- Gen. xxxi. 13.
He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of Mega.
- Knolles.
To get by heart
to commit to memory.
To get the better of
to obtain an advantage over; to surpass; to subdue.
To get up
to cause to be established or to exit; to prepare; to arrange; to construct; to invent; as, to get up a celebration, a machine, a book, an agitation.
v. i.1.To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.
- Shak.
2.To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; - with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
To get rid of fools and scoundrels.
- Pope.
His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.
- Coleridge.
To get ahead
to advance; to prosper.
To get along
to proceed; to advance; to prosper.
To get a mile
or other distance), to pass over it in traveling.
To get among
to go or come into the company of; to become one of a number.
To get asleep
to fall asleep.
To get astray
to wander out of the right way.
To get at
to reach; to make way to.
To get away with
to carry off; to capture; hence, to get the better of; to defeat.
To get back
to arrive at the place from which one departed; to return.
To get before
to arrive in front, or more forward.
To get behind
to fall in the rear; to lag.
To get between
to arrive between.
To get beyond
to pass or go further than; to exceed; to surpass.
To get clear
to disengage one's self; to be released, as from confinement, obligation, or burden; also, to be freed from danger or embarrassment.
- Thackeray.
To get drunk
to become intoxicated.
To get forward
to proceed; to advance; also, to prosper; to advance in wealth.
To get home
to arrive at one's dwelling, goal, or aim.
To get into
a - To enter, as, "she prepared to get into the coach."
b - To pass into, or reach; as, " a language has got into the inflated state."
- Dickens.
To get loose
to disengage one's self; to be released from confinement.
- Keary.
To get near
to approach within a small distance.
To get on
to proceed; to advance; to prosper.
To get over
a - To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or difficulty.
b - To recover from, as an injury, a calamity.
To get through
a - To pass through something.
b - To finish what one was doing.
To get up
a - To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc.
b - To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of stairs, etc.
n.1.Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.
1.A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce.

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