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gets

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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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 Isaac, his only son

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4 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
  • 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
  • redid the math problem until I got the right answer

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

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get round (to)

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gets about

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“Gets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gets. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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