Definition of get

"get" in the noun sense

1. get

a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

"get" in the verb sense

1. get, acquire

come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"

"They acquired a new pet"

"Get your results the next day"

"Get permission to take a few days off from work"

2. become, go, get

enter or assume a certain state or condition

"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"

"It must be getting more serious"

"her face went red with anger"

"She went into ecstasy"

"Get going!"

3. get, let, have

cause to move cause to be in a certain position or condition

"He got his squad on the ball"

"This let me in for a big surprise"

"He got a girl into trouble"

4. receive, get, find, obtain, incur

receive a specified treatment (abstract

"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"

"His movie received a good review"

"I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

5. arrive, get, come

reach a destination arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock"

"She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

6. bring, get, convey, fetch

go or come after and bring or take back

"Get me those books over there, please"

"Could you bring the wine?"

"The dog fetched the hat"

7. experience, receive, have, get

go through (mental or physical states or experiences

"get an idea"

"experience vertigo"

"get nauseous"

"receive injuries"

"have a feeling"

8. pay back, pay off, get, fix

take vengeance on or get even

"We'll get them!"

"That'll fix him good!"

"This time I got him"

9. have, get, make

achieve a point or goal

"Nicklaus had a 70"

"The Brazilian team got 4 goals"

"She made 29 points that day"

10. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

cause to do cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR"

"My children finally got me to buy a computer"

"My wife made me buy a new sofa"

11. get, catch, capture

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

"We finally got the suspect"

"Did you catch the thief?"

12. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire

come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes

"He grew a beard"

"The patient developed abdominal pains"

"I got funny spots all over my body"

"Well-developed breasts"

13. contract, take, get

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

"He got AIDS"

"She came down with pneumonia"

"She took a chill"

14. get

communicate with a place or person establish communication with, as if by telephone

"Bill called this number and he got Mary"

"The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"

15. make, get

give certain properties to something

"get someone mad"

"She made us look silly"

"He made a fool of himself at the meeting"

"Don't make this into a big deal"

"This invention will make you a millionaire"

"Make yourself clear"

16. drive, get, aim

move into a desired direction of discourse

"What are you driving at?"

17. catch, get

grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

"did you catch that allusion?"

"We caught something of his theory in the lecture"

"don't catch your meaning"

"did you get it?"

"She didn't get the joke"

"I just don't get him"

18. catch, arrest, get

attract and fix

"His look caught her"

"She caught his eye"

"Catch the attention of the waiter"

19. get, catch

reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

"the rock caught her in the back of the head"

"The blow got him in the back"

"The punch caught him in the stomach"

20. get

reach by calculation

"What do you get when you add up these numbers?"

21. get

acquire as a result of some effort or action

"You cannot get water out of a stone"

"Where did she get these news?"

22. get


"What did you get at the toy store?"

23. catch, get

perceive by hearing

"I didn't catch your name"

"She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

24. catch, get

suffer from the receipt of

"She will catch hell for this behavior!"

25. get, receive

receive as a retribution or punishment

"He got 5 years in prison"

26. scram, buzz off, fuck off, get, bugger off

leave immediately used usually in the imperative form


27. get

reach and board

"She got the bus just as it was leaving"

28. get, get under one's skin


"Her childish behavior really get to me"

"His lying really gets me"

29. get

evoke an emotional response

"Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"

30. catch, get

apprehend and reproduce accurately

"She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"

"She got the mood just right in her photographs"

31. draw, get

earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

"He drew a base on balls"

32. get

overcome or destroy

"The ice storm got my hibiscus"

"the cat got the goldfish"

33. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

be a mystery or bewildering to

"This beats me!"

"Got me

34. get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence

take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"We began working at dawn"

"Who will start?"

"Get working as soon as the sun rises!"

"The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"

"He began early in the day"

"Let's get down to work now"

35. suffer, sustain, have, get

undergo (as of injuries and illnesses

"She suffered a fracture in the accident"

"He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"

"She got a bruise on her leg"

"He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

36. beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth

make (offspring) by reproduction

"Abraham begot Isaac"

"John fathered four daughters"

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Quotations for get

Dumb folks get no land. [ Proverb ]

Better to get wisdom than gold. [ Bible ]

Men get wealth and women keep it. [ Proverb ]

Blow, smith, and you'll get money. [ Proverb ]

Constant complaints never get pity. [ Proverb ]

Don't get me right, I'm just asking. [ Yogi Berra ]

You will get the cat with nine tails. [ Proverb ]

From a bad paymaster get what you can. [ Proverb ]

Hew the block off, and get out the man. [ Pope ]

The road is not bad if I get home well. [ Proverb ]

A lame traveller should get out betimes. [ Proverb ]

Oil and truth will get uppermost at last. [ Proverb ]

Follow the river and you will get to sea. [ Proverb ]

Pains to get, care to keep, fear to lose. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The chief end of man is not to get money. [ Proverb ]

You lose, and for your loss get no thanks. [ Ovid ]

To get out of one mire to run into another. [ Proverb ]

I always get the better when I argue alone. [ Goldsmith ]

Without danger we cannot get beyond danger. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

The camel going to get horns lost his ears. [ Proverb ]

Ride softly that you may get home the sooner. [ Proverb ]

You will never get your revenge of a rich man. [ Proverb ]

Little dogs start the hare, the great get her. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Grudge not another what you canna get yourself. [ Scotch Proverb ]

You sift night and day and get nothing but bran. [ Proverb ]

You need not get a golden pen to write upon dirt. [ Proverb ]

A good beast will get himself a heat with eating. [ Proverb ]

If you lose your time you cannot get money nor gain. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

If you wrestle with a collier you will get a blotch. [ Proverb ]

Very few enjoy money, because they can't get enough. [ Amer. Proverb ]

Make haste to an ill way, that you may get out of it. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

When one begins to turn in bed, it is time to get up. [ Duke Of Wellington ]

If you squeeze a cork, you will get but little juice. [ Proverb ]

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. [ Oprah Winfrey ]

When every one gets his own, you will get the gallows. [ Proverb ]

If gold knew what gold is, gold would get gold, I wis. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Many get into a dispute well that cannot get out well. [ Proverb ]

Contentions for trifles can get but a trifling victory. [ Sir P. Sidney ]

You may get a large amount of truth into a brief space. [ Beecher ]

A mouse-trap; easy to enter, but not easy to get out of. [ Mrs. Balfour ]

Great eloquence we cannot get, except from human genius. [ Thomas Starr King ]

Get work! Be sure it is better than what you work to get. [ Mrs. E. B. Browning ]

He that stays in the valley shall never get over the hill. [ Proverb ]

It is easy to fall into a trap, but hard to get out again. [ Proverb ]

We let our blessings get mouldy, and then call them curses. [ Beecher ]

He'll never get a pennyworth that is afraid to ask a price. [ Proverb ]

All Americans dress well - they get their clothes in Paris. [ Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance ]

How did the atheist get his idea of that God whom he denies? [ Coleridge ]

Modesty is an ornament, yet people get on better without it. [ German Proverb ]

He will never get to heaven that desires to go thither alone. [ Proverb ]

If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there. [ Yogi Berra ]

If you are going to cheat, it's better if you don't get caught. [ Yogi Berra ]

When enthusiasts get together, they soon understand each other. [ W. Irving ]

Promises may get friends, but it is performances that keep them. [ Proverb ]

Great men get more by obliging inferiors than by disdaining them. [ South ]

We often quarrel with the unfortunate to get rid of pitying them. [ Vauvenargues ]

If your hand be in a lion's mouth, get it out as fast as you can. [ Proverb ]

Keep your eyes and ears open, if you desire to get on in the world. [ Douglas Jerrold ]

Much exists under our very noses which has no name, and can get none. [ Carlyle ]

Lose not thy own for want of asking for it: 'twill get thee no thanks. [ Thomas Fuller ]

No, you didn't wake me up. I had to get up to answer the phone anyway. [ Yogi Berra ]

Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through. [ Geo. MacDonald ]

All things but one you can restore; the heart you get returns no more. [ Waller ]

We are sure to get the better of fortune if we do but grapple with her. [ Seneca ]

Don't put too fine a point to your wit, for fear it should get blunted. [ Cervantes ]

All you'll get by it, you may put into your eyes, and not see the worse. [ Proverb ]

He's a friend at a sneeze; the most you can get of him is a God bless you. [ Proverb ]

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure is to correct ourselves. [ Demosthenes ]

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. [ Wendell Phillips ]

A man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]

Think of heaven with hearty purposes and peremptory designs to get thither. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

The table is the only place where we do not get weary during the first hour. [ Brillat-Savarin ]

If the poor man cannot always get meat, the rich man cannot always digest it. [ Henry Giles ]

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. [ Benjamin Franklin ]

Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them. [ Owen Feltham ]

Rumor is like bees: the more you fight them the more you don't get rid of them. [ H. W. Shaw ]

get in Scrabble®

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Scrabble® Letter Score: 4

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get in Words With Friends™

The word get is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 5

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Words within the letters of get

3 letter words in get (1 word)

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Words containing the sequence get

Words that start with get (8 words)

Words with get in them (170 words)


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budget budgetary

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budget budgeted unbudgeted

budget budgeted underbudgeted

budget budgeting rebudgeting

budget budgeting underbudgeting

budget budgets fussbudgets

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budget budgets underbudgets

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budget fussbudget fussbudgety

budget rebudget rebudgeted

budget rebudget rebudgeting

budget rebudget rebudgets

budget underbudget underbudgeted

budget underbudget underbudgeting

budget underbudget underbudgets

courgette courgettes

energetic energetically superenergetically

energetic energetically unenergetically

energetic energeticness

energetic energetics bioenergetics

energetic hyperenergetic

energetic superenergetic superenergetically

energetic unenergetic unenergetically

exegete exegetes

exegetic epexegetic epexegetical epexegetically

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exegetic exegetics

exegetist exegetists

fidget fidgeted

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fidget fidgetily

fidget fidgetiness

fidget fidgeting fidgetingly

fidget fidgets

fidget fidgety

forget forgetable

forget forgetful forgetfully unforgetfully

forget forgetful forgetfulness unforgetfulness

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forget forgetful unforgetful unforgetfulness

forget forgetmenot forgetmenots

forget forgets

forget forgettable unforgettable unforgettableness

forget forgetter forgetters

forget forgetting

forget unforgettability

forget unforgettably

gadget gadgetry

gadget gadgets

gadget nongadget

getaway getaways

gets begets

gets budgets fussbudgets

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gets fidgets

gets forgets

gets gadgets

gets midgets

gets nuggets

gets pargets

gets targets nontargets

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gets widgets

gettable forgettable unforgettable unforgettableness

getter begetter begetters

getter forgetter forgetters

getting begetting misbegetting

getting forgetting

getting pargetting pargettings



midget midgets

nugget nuggetlike

nugget nuggets

parget pargeted

parget pargeting pargetings

parget pargets

parget pargetted

parget pargetting pargettings

ridgetop ridgetops


suffragette suffragettes

synergetic synergetically

syzygetic asyzygetic

syzygetic syzygetically

target nontarget nontargeted

target nontarget nontargeting

target nontarget nontargets

target retarget retargeted

target retarget retargeting

target retarget retargets

target subtarget subtargets

target targeted nontargeted

target targeted retargeted

target targeted untargeted

target targeting nontargeting

target targeting retargeting

target targets nontargets

target targets retargets

target targets subtargets

together altogether

together togetherness

together togethers


vegetable nonvegetable

vegetable vegetablelike

vegetable vegetables

vegetal vegetalize vegetalized

vegetal vegetalize vegetalizes

vegetal vegetalizing

vegetal vegetally

vegetarian lactovegetarian lactovegetarians ovolactovegetarians

vegetarian lactovegetarian ovolactovegetarian ovolactovegetarians

vegetarian nonvegetarian nonvegetarians

vegetarian pescovegetarian pescovegetarianism

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