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get to

Definition of get to

  1. 1 :  to start (doing something) <She sometimes gets to worrying over her health.> <We got to talking about old times.>

  2. 2 :  to deal with (something) <The letter is on my desk, but I haven't gotten to it yet.> <I'll get to the accounts as soon as I can.>

  3. 3 :  to bother or annoy (someone) <All these delays are starting to get to me.>

  4. 4 :  to make (someone) feel sad <The movie's sad ending really got to me.>

  5. 5 chiefly US :  to change or influence the behavior of (someone) wrongly or illegally by making threats, paying money, etc. <The witness changed his story. Someone must have gotten to him.>

  6. 6 :  to go to or reach (somewhere) <We got to the station/airport just in time.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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