dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


2 definitions found
 for To get up
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Get \Get\ (g[e^]t), v. t. [imp. Got (g[o^]t) (Obs. Gat
     (g[a^]t)); p. p. Got (Obsolescent Gotten (g[o^]t"t'n));
     p. pr. & vb. n. Getting.] [OE. geten, AS. gitan, gietan (in
     comp.); akin to Icel. geta, Goth. bigitan to find, L.
     prehendere to seize, take, Gr. chanda`nein to hold, contain.
     Cf. Comprehend, Enterprise, Forget, Impregnable,
     Prehensile.]
     1. To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire;
        to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to
        win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to
        get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by
        purchase, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession
        of; to have. --Johnson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Thou hast got the face of man.        --Herbert.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To beget; to procreate; to generate.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I had rather to adopt a child than get it. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to
        memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out;
        as, to get out one's Greek lesson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart,
              than to pen twenty.                   --Bp. Fell.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Get him to say his prayers.           --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or
        condition; -- with a following participle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     7. To betake; to remove; -- in a reflexive use.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Get thee out from this land.          --Gen. xxxi.
                                                    13.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of
              Mega.                                 --Knolles.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Get, as a transitive verb, is combined with adverbs
           implying motion, to express the causing to, or the
           effecting in, the object of the verb, of the kind of
           motion indicated by the preposition; thus, to get in,
           to cause to enter, to bring under shelter; as, to get
           in the hay; to get out, to make come forth, to extract;
           to get off, to take off, to remove; to get together, to
           cause to come together, to collect.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     To get by heart, to commit to memory.
  
     To get the better of, To get the best of, to obtain an
        advantage over; to surpass; to subdue.
  
     To get up, to cause to be established or to exit; to
        prepare; to arrange; to construct; to invent; as, to get
        up a celebration, a machine, a book, an agitation.
  
     Syn: To obtain; gain; win; acquire. See Obtain.
          [1913 Webster]

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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              To get rid of fools and scoundrels.   --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.
                                                    --Coleridge.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
            [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org