a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
"Abraham begot Isaac"
"Men often father children but don't recognize them"
- bring forth
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"
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"
- get down - start out - set about - set out
be a mystery or bewildering to
"This beats me!"
"Got me--I don't know the answer!"
"a vexing problem"
"This question really stuck me"
overcome or destroy
"The ice storm got my hibiscus"
"the cat got the goldfish"
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
"He drew a base on balls"
apprehend and reproduce accurately
"She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"
"She got the mood just right in her photographs"
evoke an emotional response
"Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
"Her childish behavior really get to me"
"His lying really gets me"
- get under one's skin
reach and board
"She got the bus just as it was leaving"
used usually in the imperative form
- buzz off - fuck off - bugger off
receive as a retribution or punishment
"He got 5 years in prison"
suffer from the receipt of
"She will catch hell for this behavior!"
perceive by hearing
"I didn't catch your name"
"She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
"What did you get at the toy store?"
acquire as a result of some effort or action
"You cannot get water out of a stone"
"Where did she get these news?"
reach by calculation
"What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
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"
attract and fix
"His look caught her"
"She caught his eye"
"Catch the attention of the waiter"
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"
move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?"
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"
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"
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
"He got AIDS"
"She came down with pneumonia"
"She took a chill"
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"
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
"We finally got the suspect"
"Did you catch the thief?"
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"
achieve a point or goal
"Nicklaus had a 70"
"The Brazilian team got 4 goals"
"She made 29 points that day"
take vengeance on or get even
"We'll get them!"
"That'll fix him good!"
"This time I got him"
- pay back - pay off
go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
"get an idea"
"have a feeling"
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"
reach a destination
arrive by movement or progress
"She arrived home at 7 o'clock"
"She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
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"
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"
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"
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"