Textual thesaurus for "get"

(verb) mother, generate, father, engender, sire, bring forth, beget

make children

Abraham begot Isaac; Men often father children but don't recognize them

(verb) have, suffer, sustain

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

(verb) take, contract

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill

(verb) grow, acquire, produce, develop

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

(verb) make

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

(verb) have, let

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

(verb) become, go

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!

(verb) commence, start, start out, set about, set out, get down, begin

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

(verb) incur, obtain, receive, find

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

(verb) catch

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

(verb) dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, vex

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

(verb) cause, induce, have, make, stimulate

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

(verb) aim, drive

move into a desired direction of discourse

What are you driving at?

(verb) fix, pay back, pay off

take vengeance on or get even

We'll get them!; That'll fix him good!; This time I got him

(verb) capture, catch

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

We finally got the suspect; Did you catch the thief?

(verb) catch

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

(verb) convey, fetch, bring

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

(verb) arrest, catch

attract and fix

His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

(verb) draw

earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

He drew a base on balls

(verb) catch

apprehend and reproduce accurately

She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings; She got the mood just right in her photographs

(verb) get under one's skin


Her childish behavior really get to me; His lying really gets me

(verb) come, arrive

reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

She arrived home at 7 o'clock; She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight

(verb) scram, bugger off, buzz off, fuck off

leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form


(verb) receive, experience, have

go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling

(verb) receive

receive as a retribution or punishment

He got 5 years in prison

(verb) catch

suffer from the receipt of

She will catch hell for this behavior!

(verb) catch

perceive by hearing

I didn't catch your name; She didn't get his name when they met the first time

(verb) acquire

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

(verb) make, have

achieve a point or goal

Nicklaus had a 70; The Brazilian team got 4 goals; She made 29 points that day