get

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  • The four main characters finally got together by the end of the story.
  • I never got a chance to talk to her or know about her.
  • But before he got half-way across the room the door opened. Cited from The Day of the Beast, by Zane Grey
  • She walked away toward the house, but stopped when she got half-way. Cited from The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner #4
  • When they had got half-way across it, all three stopped and looked back. Cited from The Boy Hunters, by Captain Mayne Reid
  • He did not take his hat off till he had got half-way down. Cited from Political Diary 1828-1830, Volume II, by Edward Law (Lord Ellenborough)
  • It is also an example of how large the characters were getting.
  • Charles and his collection of single friends wonder if they will ever get married.
  • In total, the state got half its power from Canada and other states.
  • The only way of getting in and out of the country is by air and sea.
  • Twenty men could have been picked off by one before they got half-way up. Cited from The Rising of the Red Man, by John Mackie
  • It's far better than thinking that we get things right all the time.
  • She also states she got lost on her way home and she does not look like herself.
  • He is not allowed on the ship and eventually gets taken away by the police.
  • And then as you get further and further north, it changes.
  • It was quite capable of getting you out of trouble more often than not.
  • These orders failed to get through and the attack went ahead as originally planned.
  • The mission was to get behind Chinese forces and block their movement north.
  • He thought that no one else besides him got this command.
  • Down there you have to play with your teeth or else you get shot.
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Meaning of get

  • noun A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb 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 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 Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
    We finally got the suspect, Did you catch the thief?
  • verb 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 earthquake
  • verb 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 Reach by calculation
    What do you get when you add up these numbers?
  • verb Acquire as a result of some effort or action
    You cannot get water out of a stone, Where did she get these news?
  • verb Purchase
    What did you get at the toy store?
  • verb Receive as a retribution or punishment
    He got 5 years in prison
  • verb Reach and board
    She got the bus just as it was leaving
  • verb Irritate
    Her childish behavior really get to me, His lying really gets me
  • verb Evoke an emotional response
    Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time
  • verb Overcome or destroy
    The ice storm got my hibiscus, the cat got the goldfish