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 for To get drunk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Get \Get\ (g[e^]t), v. i.
     1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive
        accessions; to be increased.
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              We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state,
        condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with
        a following adjective or past participle belonging to the
        subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to
        get beaten; to get elected.
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              To get rid of fools and scoundrels.   --Pope.
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              His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     Note: It [get] gives to the English language a middle voice,
           or a power of verbal expression which is neither active
           nor passive. Thus we say to get acquitted, beaten,
           confused, dressed.
           --Earle.
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     Note: Get, as an intransitive verb, is used with a following
           preposition, or adverb of motion, to indicate, on the
           part of the subject of the act, movement or action of
           the kind signified by the preposition or adverb; or, in
           the general sense, to move, to stir, to make one's way,
           to advance, to arrive, etc.; as, to get away, to leave,
           to escape; to disengage one's self from; to get down,
           to descend, esp. with effort, as from a literal or
           figurative elevation; to get along, to make progress;
           hence, to prosper, succeed, or fare; to get in, to
           enter; to get out, to extricate one's self, to escape;
           to get through, to traverse; also, to finish, to be
           done; to get to, to arrive at, to reach; to get off, to
           alight, to descend from, to dismount; also, to escape,
           to come off clear; to get together, to assemble, to
           convene.
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     To get ahead, to advance; to prosper.
  
     To get along, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.
  
     To get a mile (or other distance), to pass over it in
        traveling.
  
     To get among, to go or come into the company of; to become
        one of a number.
  
     To get asleep, to fall asleep.
  
     To get astray, to wander out of the right way.
  
     To get at, to reach; to make way to.
  
     To get away with, to carry off; to capture; hence, to get
        the better of; to defeat.
  
     To get back, to arrive at the place from which one
        departed; to return.
  
     To get before, to arrive in front, or more forward.
  
     To get behind, to fall in the rear; to lag.
  
     To get between, to arrive between.
  
     To get beyond, to pass or go further than; to exceed; to
        surpass. "Three score and ten is the age of man, a few get
        beyond it." --Thackeray.
  
     To get clear, to disengage one's self; to be released, as
        from confinement, obligation, or burden; also, to be freed
        from danger or embarrassment.
  
     To get drunk, to become intoxicated.
  
     To get forward, to proceed; to advance; also, to prosper;
        to advance in wealth.
  
     To get home, to arrive at one's dwelling, goal, or aim.
  
     To get into.
        (a) To enter, as, "she prepared to get into the coach."
            --Dickens.
        (b) To pass into, or reach; as, " a language has got into
            the inflated state." --Keary.
  
     To get loose or To get free, to disengage one's self; to
        be released from confinement.
  
     To get near, to approach within a small distance.
  
     To get on, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.
  
     To get over.
        (a) To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or
            difficulty.
        (b) To recover from, as an injury, a calamity.
  
     To get through.
        (a) To pass through something.
        (b) To finish what one was doing.
  
     To get up.
        (a) To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc.
        (b) To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of
            stairs, etc.
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