The pronunciation \ˈgit\ has been noted as a feature of some British and American dialects since the 16th century. In the phonetic spelling of his own speech Benjamin Franklin records git. However, since at least 1687 some grammarians and teachers have disapproved this pronunciation. It nonetheless remains in widespread and unpredictable use in many dialects, often, but not exclusively, when get is a passive auxiliary (as in get married) or an imperative (as in get up!).
Examples of GET
He got a new bicycle for his birthday.
I never did get an answer to my question.
I got a letter from my lawyer.
She got a phone call from her sister.
Did you get my message?
You need to get your mother's permission to go.
She hasn't been able to get a job.
If you want to be successful you need to get a good education.
It took us a while to get the waiter's attention.
It took us a while to get a taxi.
Origin of GET
Middle English, from Old Norse geta to get, beget; akin to Old English bigietan to beget, Latin prehendere to seize, grasp, Greek chandanein to hold, contain
: a return of a difficult shot in a game (as tennis)
First Known Use of GET
Definition of GET
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law; specifically: a bill of divorce
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
Origin of GET
Late Hebrew gēṭ
First Known Use: 1892
transitive verb\(ˈ)get\(Medical Dictionary)
Medical Definition of GET
: to catch or become affected by (a disease or bodily condition) <got measles from his brother><got her period>
Jewish divorce document written in Aramaic and obtained from a rabbinic court. In Orthodox and Conservative Judaism it is the only valid way to end a marriage, though outside Israel a civil divorce is required first. In Reform Judaism a civil divorce suffices. To obtain a get, mutual consent of husband and wife is usually required, except in special cases such as apostasy, impotence, insanity, or refusal to cohabit.