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get

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1 to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in
  • I'm not sure I ever got the new math.
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get the hang of

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2 to become affected with (a disease or disorder)
  • Don't cough on me—I don't want to get your cold!
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3 to become the father of
  • Abraham was quite old when he got his son Isaac.
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4 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
  • We tried to get the mayor to let us stage the concert in the town square, but she refused.
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5 to come upon after searching, study, or effort
  • I redid the math problem until I got the right answer.
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6 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
  • Continuously clearing your throat like that is starting to get to me.
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get one's goat, get on one's nerves, get to, rub the wrong way, set one's teeth on edge, stick in one's craw, wear on

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7 to eventually have as a state or quality
  • It's going to get colder as winter approaches.
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8 to receive as return for effort
  • He got an A on his final paper.
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9 to have a clear idea of
  • She was speaking so fast—did you get what she said?
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pick up on

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10 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
  • The defense tackled the running back and got the ball.
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take hold (of)

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11 to leave a place often for another
  • We hope to get away to the Bahamas for a vacation.
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beat it, hit the road, pull stakes (or pull up stakes), take a hike (also take a walk), take a powder

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12 to achieve a victory over
  • You may have won this game, but I'll get you next time!
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get the better of, knock for a loop

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13 to transmit information or requests to
  • I've been trying all day, but I can't get either of them in order to ask the question.
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get hold of, get in touch with (or keep), touch base (with)

14 to put to death deliberately
  • "I'll get you if you talk to the cops," the loan shark warned.
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do away with

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15 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty
  • What gets me is why she would do such a weird thing.
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blow one's mind, go to one's head

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the descendants of a person, animal, or plant
  • In some animal species, a new mate will refuse to raise another male's get.
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