get nowhere

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of get nowhere

1 :to have no success at all in doing something :to make no progress
  • I have gotten nowhere with my research.
  • My research is getting nowhere.
2 :to not help (someone) at all :to not make a situation any better for (someone)
  • Arguing will get us nowhere.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

nowhere play
  1. : not in or at any place

  2. : to no place

  3. : not at all : not to the least extent

  1. : a nonexistent place

  2. : an unknown, distant, or obscure place or state

  1. : of or relating to a remote or relatively unknown location


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