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Related / Similar Words: beget, engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring forth, suffer, sustain, have, contract, take, grow, develop, produce, acquire, make, let, become, go, get down, begin, start out, start, set about, set out, commence, receive, find, obtain, incur, catch, perplex, vex, stick, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, induce, stimulate, cause, drive, aim, pay back, pay off, fix, capture, bring, convey, fetch, arrest, draw, get under one's skin, arrive, come, scram, buzz off, bugger off, experience, undergo


  • make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don''t recognize them";
  • 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";
  • 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"; "Well-developed breasts";
  • 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";
  • 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"; "Get going!";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding 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";
  • 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";
  • reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?";
  • 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";
  • move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?";
  • 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";
  • take vengeance on or get even; "We''ll get them!"; "That''ll fix him good!"; "This time I got him";
  • succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter";
  • overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish";
  • in baseball: 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";
  • irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me";
  • reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o''clock"; "She didn''t get to Chicago until after midnight";
  • reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving";
  • leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!";
  • of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling";
  • 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";
  • purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?";
  • 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";
  • achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day";
  • acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?";

    See Also: progress, come on, come along, advance, get on, get along, shape up, overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master, gain, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground, puzzle over, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work


    Hyponyms: break down, collapse, crack up, crack, crock up, break up, catch, fledge, feather, regrow, spring, sprout, stock, stool, tiller, leaf, pod, teethe, pupate, work up, get up, cut, render, let, have, leave, sober up, sober, work, take effect, run, take, break, settle, come, recommence, strike out, fall, jump off, get to, auspicate, attack, break in, plunge, launch, come on, embark, enter, get cracking, bestir oneself, get going, get moving, get weaving, get started, get rolling, stump, mix up, riddle, elude, escape, decide, persuade, bring, solicit, encourage, lead, prompt, inspire, instigate, suborn, compel, oblige, obligate, recapture, retake, lasso, rope, retrieve, deliver, land, set down, drive in, put down, bring down, set ashore, shore, roll up, come in, reach, hit, attain, flood in, pull in, get in, move in, draw in, plump in, respire, labor, labour, suffer, sustain, horripilate, isolate, win back, get back, press out, express, extract, capture, come by, buy, purchase, lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, receive, turn, find, glom, enter upon, come upon, luck into, line up, get hold, come up, accept, obtain, recover, regain, recoup, recuperate, reclaim, repossess, acquire, win, gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, bring in, garner, profit, benefit, partake, share, partake in, preempt, collect, pick up, gather up, call for, inherit, come into, borrow, poll


    Grouped Verbs: have, catch, develop, acquire, evolve, begin, pay, bring, convey, take, get under one's skin, arrive, come, receive, take in, overhear, find, obtain, incur, make


    Entailments: calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure, come, come up, perceive, comprehend


    Derivational Morphology: generation, genesis, multiplication, propagation, sire, forefather, father, mother, female parent, male parent, begetter, sick person, diseased person, sufferer, catching, contracting, acquiring, getting, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis, beginning, start, commencement, first, outset, get-go, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset, newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant, novice, beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate, stupefaction, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, poser, stumper, toughie, sticker, puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser, mystery, enigma, secret, closed book, causing, causation, cause, reason, grounds, causal agent, causal agency, stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input, incentive, inducement, motivator, trigger, induction, initiation, persuader, inducer, inducing, drift, trend, movement, purport, campaign, crusade, drive, effort, vengeance, retribution, payback, capture, seizure, apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody, transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance, arrival, arriver, comer, advent, coming, experience, learning, acquisition, merchant bank, acquirer


    Anagrams: teg


    Language Translations:
    Catalan: aconseguir, obtindre and entendre and rebre   Danish: and få fat i and forstå  
    Dutch: begrijpen and krijgen and nemen   Finnish: saada and ymmärtää  
    French: capter, piger and obtenir and recevoir   German: bekommen and besorgen and kapieren  
    Greek: παίρνω   Ido: aquirar  
    Italian: ottenere and ricevere   Norwegian: få tak i, oppnå and få, motta and forstå, fatte  
    Portuguese: entender and obter and receber   Slovene: dobiti and prejeti  
    Spanish: conseguir and entender and recibir   Swedish: fatta and and få tag i  
    Turkish: almak and anlamak and elde etmek  
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