get

v.

1) (B) ('to deliver') I have to get a message to her

2) (C) ('to obtain') she got a newspaper for me; or: she got me a newspaper

3) (d; intr., tr.) to get across ('to cross'); ('to cause to cross') (to get across a bridge; the general finally got his troops across the river)

4) (d; intr.) to get after ('to exert pressure on') (you'll have to get after them: they are coming to work late every day)

5) (d; intr.) to get around ('to evade') (we cannot get around the regulations)

6) (d; intr.) to get at ('to suggest') (what are you getting at?)

7) (d; intr.) to get at ('to reach') (I hope that the children cannot get at the medicine; you're safe here: your enemies cannot get at you; to get at the truth)

8) (esp. AE) (d; intr.) to get behind ('to support') (we must get behind her campaign)

9) (d; intr.) to get between ('to try to separate') (never get between fighting dogs)

10) (d; intr., refl., tr.) to get into ('to enter'); ('to cause to enter') (to get into trouble; to get oneself into debt; to get smb. into trouble; to get into a fight)

11) (d; intr.) to get into ('to affect') (what got into him?)

12) (d; intr.) to get off ('to leave') (to get off a train)

13) (d; intr.) to get on ('to enter') (to get on a train)

14) (d; intr.) to get on ('to affect') (to get on smb.'s nerves)

15) (d; tr.) to get on ('to cause to enter') (he finally got the whole group on the train)

16) (d; intr.) to get onto ('to enter') (she could not get onto the train)

17) (d; intr.) to get onto ('to take up for discussion') (we got onto a very interesting topic)

18) (colloq.) (esp. AE) (d; intr.) to get onto ('to become aware of') (we finally got onto her schemes)

19) (d; intr., tr.) to get out of ('to leave'); ('to extricate'); ('to extricate oneself from') (to get out of a car; I got him out of trouble; to get out of trouble; when did he get out of prison?)

20) (d; intr.) to get over ('to overcome') (you'll have to get over your fear of speaking in public)

21) (d; intr.) to get over ('to recover from') (has she got/gotten over the shock?)

22) (d; intr.) to get past ('to slip by') (we got past the guard)

23) (d; intr.) ('to be unnoticed') to get past (the error got past him)

24) (d; intr., tr.) ('to pass'); ('to cause to pass') to get through (to get through a door; we could not get the piano through the window)

25) (d; intr.) to get to ('to reach') (to get to a telephone; to get to the point; we got to the theater late)

26) (colloq.) (d; intr.) to get to ('to affect') (her pleas got to me)

27) (colloq.) (d; intr.) to get to ('to bribe') (they got to the mayor himself)

28) (d; tr.) ('to deliver') to get to (to get smb. to a hospital)

29) (d; intr.) to get within ('to come') (don't get within range of the enemy artillery)

30) (E) ('to succeed in') if you can get to see her, you may receive some help; if you get to know her, you'll like her

31) (colloq.) (E; used in the perfect tense) ('to be obliged to') she's got to finish the work by tomorrow

32) (G) ('to begin') he finally got going

33) (H; no passive) ('to bring about') she finally got the television to work; I got a gardener to cut the grass

34) (J; more usu. is H) ('to bring about') she finally got the television working

35) (N; used with an adjective, past participle) ('to make') we got our tools ready; he got us involved; try to get them interested

36) (P; intr.) ('to arrive') he finally got home

37) (s) ('to become') to get angry; to get drunk; to get loose; to get rid of; to get even with smb.

38) (misc.) to get cracking ('to start moving'); to get in touch with smb.; to get nowhere ('to be unsuccessful'); to get somewhere ('to score a success')

USAGE NOTE: In AE, the past participle of to get is usu. gotten--they'd gotten everything ready. In BE, it is got--they'd got everything ready. (Note that ill-gotten gains is CE.) However. AE does use have got especially in the meaning 'must'. Thus, the sentence I've got to go is CE. Only BE uses had got to form the past tense of this construction--I'd got to do it yesterday 'I had to do it yesterday'. BE also has he'd got work 'he had work'.
* * *
[get]
he got us involved
if you get to know her
or: she got me a newspaper
to get drunk
to get even with smb.
to get in touch with smb.
to get loose
to get rid of
try to get them interested
you may receive some help
you'll like her
to get nowhere ('to be unsuccessful')
('to cause to pass') to get through (to get through a door; we could not get the piano through the window)
(B) ('to deliver') I have to get a message to her
(C) ('to obtain') she got a newspaper for me
(E) ('to succeed in') if you can get to see her
(G) ('to begin') he finally got going
(H; no passive) ('to bring about') she finally got the television to work
(J; more usu. is H) ('to bring about') she finally got the television working
(N; used with an adjective, past participle) ('to make') we got our tools ready
(P; intr.) ('to arrive') he finally got home
(colloq.) (E; used in the perfect tense) ('to be obliged to') she's got to finish the work by tomorrow
(s) ('to become') to get angry
got a gardener to cut the grass
(d; intr., tr.) to get across ('to cross')
(d; intr., refl., tr.) to get into ('to enter')
(d; intr., tr.) to get out of ('to leave')
(misc.) to get cracking ('to start moving')
(d; intr.) to get at (I hope that the children cannot get at the medicine; you're safe here: your enemies cannot get at you; to get at the truth; 'to reach')
(d; intr.) to get within (don't get within range of the enemy artillery; 'to come')
(d; intr.) to get over (has she got/gotten over the shock?; 'to recover from')
(d; tr.) to get on (he finally got the whole group on the train; 'to cause to enter')
(colloq.) (d; intr.) to get to (her pleas got to me; 'to affect')
(d; intr.) to get between (never get between fighting dogs; 'to try to separate')
(d; intr.) to get onto (she could not get onto the train; 'to enter')
(d; intr.) ('to be unnoticed') to get past (the error got past him)
(colloq.) (d; intr.) to get to (they got to the mayor himself; 'to bribe')
(d; intr.) to get off (to get off a train; 'to leave')
(d; intr.) to get on (to get on a train; 'to enter')
(d; intr.) to get on (to get on smb. 's nerves; 'to affect')
(d; tr.) ('to deliver') to get to (to get smb. to a hospital)
(d; intr.) to get to (to get to a telephone; to get to the point; we got to the theater late; 'to reach')
(d; intr.) to get around (we cannot get around the regulations; 'to evade')
(colloq.) (esp. AE) (d; intr.) to get onto (we finally got onto her schemes; 'to become aware of)
(d; intr.) to get onto (we got onto a very interesting topic; 'to take up for discussion')
(d; intr.) to get past (we got past the guard; 'to slip by')
(esp. AE) (d; intr.) to get behind (we must get behind her campaign; 'to support')
(d; intr.) to get at (what are you getting at?; 'to suggest')
(d; intr.) to get into (what got into him?; 'to affect')
(d; intr.) to get after (you'll have to get after them: they are coming to work late every day; 'to exert pressure on')
(d; intr.) to get over (you'll have to get over your fear of speaking in public; 'to overcome')

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