Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun get

1 sense of get

Sense 1
get -- (a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent)
       => return -- (a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb get

36 senses of get

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")

Sense 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!")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")
          Phrasal Verb-> get on#6; get along#3; get over#4; get ahead#1

Sense 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")
       => 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")

Sense 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")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 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")

Sense 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")
       => transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channelise -- (send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message")

Sense 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")
       => undergo -- (pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation")

Sense 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")
       => get even, get back -- (take revenge or even out a score; "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even")

Sense 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")
       => score, hit, tally, rack up -- (gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season")

Sense 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")

Sense 11
get, catch, capture -- (succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 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")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 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")
       => sicken, come down -- (get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital")

Sense 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")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 16
drive, get, aim -- (move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?")
       => mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

Sense 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")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 18
catch, arrest, get -- (attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter")
       => attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in -- (direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers")

Sense 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")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 20
get -- (reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?")

Sense 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?")
       => 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")

Sense 22
get -- (purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?")
       => buy, purchase -- (obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store")

Sense 23
catch, get -- (perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time")
       => hear -- (perceive (sound) via the auditory sense)

Sense 24
catch, get -- (suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!")
       => hurt, ache, suffer -- (feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")

Sense 25
get, receive -- (receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison")

Sense 26
scram, buzz off, fuck off, get, bugger off -- (leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!")
       => leave, go forth, go away -- (go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

Sense 27
get -- (reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving")
       => catch -- (reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock")

Sense 28
get, get under one's skin -- (irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me")
       => annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")

Sense 29
get -- (evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time")
       => touch, stir -- (affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy")

Sense 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")
       => reproduce -- (recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.; "this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well"; "He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait")

Sense 31
draw, get -- (earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls")
       => effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")

Sense 32
get -- (overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 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--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")

Sense 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")

Sense 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")
       => experience, receive, have, get -- (go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling")

Sense 36
beget, get, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth -- (make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

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