To be out of bed and beginning to walk again, as after an illness.
1. To make understandable or clear: tried to get my point across.
2. To be convincing or understandable: How can I get across to the students?
To urge or scold: You should get after them to mow the lawn.
1. To be or continue to be on harmonious terms: gets along with the in-laws.
2. To manage or fare with reasonable success: can't get along on those wages.
a. To make progress.
b. To advance, especially in years.
4. To go away; leave.
1. To circumvent or evade: managed to get around the real issues.
2. Informal To convince or win over by flattering or cajoling.
3. To travel from place to place: It is hard to get around without a car.
4. To become known; circulate: Word got around.
1. To touch or reach successfully: The cat hid where we couldn't get at it.
2. To try to make understandable; hint at or suggest: I don't know what you're getting at.
3. To discover or understand: tried to get at the cause of the problem.
4. Informal To bribe or influence by improper or illegal means: He got at the judge, and the charges were dismissed.
1. To break free; escape.
2. To leave or go away: wanted to come along, but couldn't get away.
To return to a person, place, or condition: getting back to the subject.
1. To pass or outstrip.
2. To succeed at a level of minimal acceptibility or with the minimal amount of effort: just got by in college.
3. To succeed in managing; survive: We'll get by if we economize.
4. To be unnoticed or ignored by: The mistake got by the editor, but the proofreader caught it.
1. To descend.
2. To give one's attention. Often used with to: Let's get down to work.
3. To exhaust, discourage, or depress: The heat was getting me down.
4. To swallow: got the pill down on the first try.
5. To describe in writing.
6. Informal To lose one's inhibitions; enjoy oneself wholeheartedly.
a. To enter.
b. To arrive: We got in late last night.
2. To become or cause to become involved: She got in with the wrong crowd. Repeated loans from the financecompany got me deeper in debt.
3. To become accepted, as in a club.
4. To succeed in making or doing: got in six deliveries before noon.
1. To become involved in: got into trouble by stealing cars.
2. Informal To be interested in: got into gourmet cooking.
1. To start, as on a trip; leave.
a. To fire (a round of ammunition, for example): got off two shots before the deer disappeared.
b. To write and send, as a letter.
3. To escape, as from punishment or danger: got off scot-free.
4. To obtain a release or lesser penalty for: The attorney got her client off with a slap on the wrist.
5. Slang To act or speak with effrontery. Used in the imperative to express contempt or disdainful disbelief.
6. Slang To have an orgasm.
a. To feel great pleasure or gratification.
b. To experience euphoria, for example, as a result of taking a drug.
8. To get permission to leave one's workplace: got off early and went fishing.
1. To be or continue on harmonious terms: gets on well with the neighbors.
2. To manage or fare with reasonable success.
a. To make progress; continue: get on with a performance.
b. To advance in years.
4. To acquire understanding or knowledge: got on to the con game.
a. To leave or escape.
b. To cause to leave or escape.
2. To become known: Somehow the secret got out.
3. To publish, as a newspaper.
1. To prevail against; overcome.
2. To recover from: finally got over the divorce.
3. To get across.
1. To arrive at the end of; finish or complete.
a. To succeed in making contact; reach.
b. To make oneself understood.
a. To begin. Used with the present participle: got to reminiscing.
b. To start to deal with: didn't get to the housework until Sunday.
2. To influence or affect, especially adversely: The noise really gets to me.
1. To bring together; gather.
2. To come together.
3. To arrive at an agreement.
a. To arise from bed or rise to one's feet.
b. To climb.
2. To act as the creator or organizer of: got up a petition against rezoning.
3. To dress or adorn: She got herself up in a bizarre outfit.
4. To find within oneself: got up the nerve to quit.
get around to
To find the time or occasion for.
get away with
To escape the consequences of (a blameworthy act, for example): got away with cheating.
get back at
To take revenge on.
To begin to work; get started.
To obtain revenge.
get even with
To repay with an equivalent act, as for revenge.
To make a beginning; get started.
get hold/ahold of
1. To bring into one's grasp, possession, or control.
2. To communicate with, especially by telephone.
get it Informal
To be punished or scolded.
get it on Slang
1. To become filled with energy or excitement.
2. To engage in sexual intercourse.
To make no progress.
get (one's) Informal
To receive one's due punishment: After sassing his parents, he really got his.
get on the stick
To begin to work.
get out of
To gain release from the obligation of: She tried to get out of taking her brother to the mall. He couldn't get out of hisdate on Saturday.
get (someone's) goat
To make angry or vexed.
get somewhere Informal
To make progress.
get there Informal
To make progress or achieve success.