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 for get
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and
           would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
      v 1: 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" [syn: get,
      2: 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!" [syn: become, go, get]
      3: 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" [syn:
         get, let, have]
      4: 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" [syn: receive,
         get, find, obtain, incur]
      5: reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She
         arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until
         after midnight" [syn: arrive, get, come] [ant: go
         away, go forth, leave]
      6: 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" [syn: bring, get, convey, fetch]
         [ant: bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off,
         take away]
      7: go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get
         an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive
         injuries"; "have a feeling" [syn: experience, receive,
         have, get]
      8: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll
         fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: pay back, pay
         off, get, fix]
      9: achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian
         team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" [syn:
         have, get, make]
      10: 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" [syn:
          induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make]
      11: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;
          "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
          [syn: get, catch, capture]
      12: 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" [syn: grow, develop, produce,
          get, acquire]
      13: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He
          got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a
          chill" [syn: contract, take, get]
      14: 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
      15: 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" [syn:
          make, get]
      16: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you
          driving at?" [syn: drive, get, aim]
      17: 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" [syn:
          catch, get]
      18: attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his
          eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter" [syn: catch,
          arrest, get]
      19: 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" [syn:
          get, catch]
      20: reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these
      21: acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot
          get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
      22: purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
      23: perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't
          get his name when they met the first time" [syn: catch,
      24: suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this
          behavior!" [syn: catch, get]
      25: receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in
          prison" [syn: get, receive]
      26: leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;
          "Scram!" [syn: scram, buzz off, fuck off, get,
          bugger off]
      27: reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
      28: irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His
          lying really gets me" [syn: get, get under one's skin]
      29: evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me
          every time"
      30: apprehend and reproduce accurately; "She really caught the
          spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just
          right in her photographs" [syn: catch, get]
      31: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He
          drew a base on balls" [syn: draw, get]
      32: overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the
          cat got the goldfish"
      33: 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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get,
          puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
          flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze,
      34: 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" [syn: get down, begin, get, start out,
          start, set about, set out, commence] [ant: end,
      35: 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" [syn: suffer,
          sustain, have, get]
      36: make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father
          children but don't recognize them" [syn: beget, get,
          engender, father, mother, sire, generate, bring

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