1. To come into possession or use of; receive:
got a poodle for her birthday.
2. To meet with or incur:
got nothing but trouble for her efforts.
3. To go after and obtain:
got a book at the library; got breakfast in town.
4. To go after and bring:
Get me a pillow.
5. To purchase; buy:
6. To acquire as a result of action or effort:
He got his information out of an encyclopedia. You can't get water out of a stone.
7. To earn:
got high marks in math and science.
8. To accomplish or attain as a result of military action.
9. To obtain by concession or request:
couldn't get the time off; got permission to leave.
10. To arrive at; reach:
When did you get home?
11. To reach and board; catch:
She got her plane two minutes before takeoff.
12. To succeed in communicating with, as by telephone:
couldn't get me at the office until nine.
13. To become affected with (an illness, for example) by infection or exposure; catch:
get the flu; got the mumps.
14. To be subjected to; undergo:
got a severe concussion.
15. To receive as retribution or punishment:
got six years in prison for embezzling funds.
16. To sustain a stated injury to:
got my arm broken.
17. To gain or have understanding of:
Do you get this question?
18. To learn (a poem, for example) by heart; memorize.
19. To find or reach by calculating:
get a total; can't get the answer.
20. To perceive by hearing:
I didn't get your name when we were introduced.
21. To procreate; beget.
22. To cause to become or be in a specified state or condition:
got the children tired and cross; got the shirt clean.
23. To make ready; prepare:
get lunch for a crowd.
24. To cause to come or go:
somehow got the car through traffic.
25. To cause to move or leave:
Get me out of here!
26. To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
got the guide to give us the complete tour.
27. To take, especially by force; seize:
The detective got the suspect as he came out of the restaurant.
28. Informal To overcome or destroy:
The ice storm got the rose bushes.
29. To evoke an emotional response or reaction in:
Romantic music really gets me.
30. To annoy or irritate:
What got me was his utter lack of self-discipline.
31. To present a difficult problem to; puzzle.
32. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
33. Informal To hit or strike:
She got him on the chin. The bullet got him in the shoulder.
34. Baseball To put out.
35. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
I have to get working on this or I'll miss my deadline.
36. To have current possession of. Used in the present perfect form with the meaning of the present:
We've got plenty of cash.
37. To have as an obligation. Used in the present perfect form with the meaning of the present:
I have got to leave early. You've got to do the dishes.
38. To become or grow to be:
eventually got well.
39. To be successful in coming or going:
When will we get to New York?
40. To be able or permitted:
never got to see Europe; finally got to work at home.
41. To be successful in becoming:
get free of a drug problem.
42. Used with the past participle of transitive verbs as a passive voice auxiliary:
got stuck in the elevator.
43. To become drawn in, entangled, or involved:
got into debt; get into a hassle.
44. Informal To depart immediately:
yelled at the dog to get.
45. To work for gain or profit; make money:
puts all his energy into getting and spending.
46. The act of begetting.
47. Progeny; offspring.
48. Sports A return in tennis on a shot that seems impossible to reach.
49. To be out of bed and beginning to walk again, as after an illness.
50. To make understandable or clear:
I have tried to get my point across.
51. To be convincing or understandable:
How can I get across to the students?
52. To urge or scold:
You should get after them to mow the lawn.
53. To be or continue to be on harmonious terms:
gets along with the in-laws.
54. To manage or fare with reasonable success:
can't get along on those wages.
55. To make progress.
56. To advance, especially in years.
57. To go away; leave.
58. To circumvent or evade:
managed to get around the real issues.
59. Informal To convince or win over by flattering or cajoling.
60. To travel from place to place:
It is hard to get around without a car.
61. To become known; circulate:
Word got around.
62. To touch or reach successfully:
The cat hid where we couldn't get at it.
63. To try to make understandable; hint at or suggest:
I don't know what you're getting at.
64. To discover or understand:
If we could only get at the cause of the problem!
65. To break free; escape.
66. To leave or go away:
wanted to come along, but couldn't get away.
67. To return to a person, place, or condition:
getting back to the subject.
68. To pass or outstrip.
69. To succeed at a level of minimal acceptibility or with the minimal amount of effort:
just got by in high school.
70. To succeed in managing; survive:
We'll get by if we economize.
71. To be unnoticed or ignored by:
His mistake got by the editor but was caught by the proofreader.
72. To descend.
73. To give one's attention. Often used with to :
Let's get down to work.
74. To exhaust, discourage, or depress:
The heat was getting me down.
75. To swallow:
got the pill down on the first try.
76. To describe in writing.
77. Informal To lose one's inhibitions; enjoy oneself wholeheartedly.
78. To enter.
79. To arrive:
We got in late last night.
80. To become or cause to become involved:
She got in with the wrong crowd. Repeated loans from the finance company got me in deeper and deeper.
81. To become accepted, as in a club.
82. To succeed in making or doing:
got in six deliveries before noon.
83. To become involved in:
got into trouble by stealing cars.
84. Informal To be interested in:
got into gourmet cooking.
85. To start, as on a trip; leave.
86. To fire (a round of ammunition, for example):
got off two shots before the deer disappeared.
87. To write and send, as a letter.
88. To escape, as from punishment or danger:
got off scot-free.
89. To obtain a release or lesser penalty for:
The attorney got her client off with a slap on the wrist.
90. Slang To act or speak with effrontery. Used in the imperative to express contempt or disdainful disbelief.
91. Slang To have an orgasm.
93. To feel great pleasure or gratification.
94. To experience euphoria, for example, as a result of taking a drug.
95. To get permission to leave one's workplace:
got off early and went fishing.
96. To be or continue on harmonious terms:
She gets on well with the neighbors.
97. To manage or fare with reasonable success.
98. To make progress; continue:
get on with a performance.
99. To advance in years.
100. To acquire understanding or knowledge:
got on to the con game.
101. To leave or escape.
102. To cause to leave or escape.
103. To become known:
Somehow the secret got out.
104. To publish, as a newspaper.
105. To prevail against; overcome.
106. To recover from:
finally got over the divorce.
107. To get across.
108. To arrive at the end of; finish or complete.
109. To succeed in making contact; reach.
110. To make oneself understood.
111. To begin. Used with the present participle:
got to reminiscing.
112. To start to deal with:
didn't get to the housework until Sunday.
113. To influence or affect, especially adversely:
The noise really gets to me.
114. To bring together; gather.
115. To come together.
116. To arrive at an agreement.
117. To arise from bed or rise to one's feet.
118. To climb.
119. To act as the creator or organizer of:
got up a petition against rezoning.
120. To dress or adorn:
She got herself up in a bizarre outfit.
121. To find within oneself:
trying to get up the nerve to quit.
122. To find the time or occasion for.
123. To escape the consequences of (a blameworthy act, for example):
got away with cheating but was later caught.
124. To take revenge on.
125. To begin to work; get started.
126. To obtain revenge.
127. To repay with an equivalent act, as for revenge.
128. To make a beginning; get started.
129. To be punished or scolded.
130. To become filled with energy or excitement.
131. To engage in sexual intercourse.
132. To make no progress.
133. To begin to work.
134. To make angry or vexed.
135. To make progress.
136. To make progress or achieve success.
137. To learn of:
got wind of the scheme.
138. Middle English geten
139. from Old Norse geta * see ghend-
源自 古斯堪的纳维亚语 geta *参见 ghend-
140. The use of get in the passive, as in We got sunburned at the beach, is generally avoided in formal writing. In less formal contexts, however, the construction does provide a useful distinction in attributing a more active role to its subject than would the corresponding passive with be. Thus if Jones has committed a flagrant breach of law in order to test a particular statute, the situation might best be described by the sentence Jones got arrested by the police; whereas if Jones did nothing to provoke the police action, the sentence Jones was arrested by the police would be preferred.
在被动语态使用get ， 如我们在海滩上晒黑了 ， 渐渐在正式写作中避免。但在非正式上下文中，这个结构为使其比相应被动形式be 给予其主语更为主动的角色提供了极为有用的区别。 因此，如果琼斯为了验证特殊法律条文而严重违犯了某法律，最好用以下句子来描绘Jones got arrested by the police， 但如果琼斯没有反抗警察的行为，句子Jones was arrested by the police 比较合宜