1. A return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent (synset 100568933)
  1. Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract (synset 202215637)
    "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"
  2. Enter or assume a certain state or condition (synset 200149403)
    "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!"
  3. Cause to move;
    Cause to be in a certain position or condition (synset 200120604)
    "He got his squad on the ball"; "This let me in for a big surprise"; "He got a girl into trouble"
  4. Receive a specified treatment (abstract) (synset 200523831)
    "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"
  5. Reach a destination;
    Arrive by movement or progress (synset 202009962)
    "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
  6. Go or come after and bring or take back (synset 201435927)
    "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
  7. Go through (mental or physical states or experiences) (synset 202112480)
    "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
  8. Take vengeance on or get even (synset 201156413)
    "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
  9. Achieve a point or goal (synset 202360592)
    "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day"
  10. Cause to do;
    Cause to act in a specified manner (synset 200772482)
    "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"
  11. Succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase (synset 201217985)
    "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
  12. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) (synset 200094214)
    "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  13. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness (synset 200087488)
    "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
  14. Communicate with a place or person;
    Establish communication with, as if by telephone (synset 201068058)
    "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
  15. Give certain properties to something (synset 200120124)
    "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"
  16. Move into a desired direction of discourse (synset 201028984)
    "What are you driving at?"
  17. Grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of (synset 200591299)
    "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"
  18. Attract and fix (synset 201508590)
    "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
  19. Reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot (synset 201403769)
    "the rock caught her in the back of the head"; "The blow got him in the back"; "The punch caught him in the stomach"
  20. Reach by calculation (synset 200641511)
    "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
  21. Acquire as a result of some effort or action (synset 202364339)
    "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?"
  22. Purchase (synset 202213047)
    "What did you get at the toy store?"
  23. Perceive by hearing (synset 202193844)
    "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
  24. Suffer from the receipt of (synset 202114099)
    "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
  25. Receive as a retribution or punishment (synset 202113108)
    "He got 5 years in prison"
  26. Leave immediately;
    Used usually in the imperative form (synset 202014716)
  27. Reach and board (synset 202010587)
    "She got the bus just as it was leaving"
  28. Irritate (synset 201775115)
    "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
  29. Evoke an emotional response (synset 201774960)
    "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"
  30. Apprehend and reproduce accurately (synset 201741988)
    "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"; "She got the mood just right in her photographs"
  31. Earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher (synset 201646839)
    "He drew a base on balls"
  32. Overcome or destroy (synset 201567992)
    "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish"
  33. Be a mystery or bewildering to (synset 200624056)
    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
  34. Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action (synset 200346415)
    "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"
  35. Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses) (synset 200065410)
    "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"
  36. Make (offspring) by reproduction (synset 200054345)
    "Abraham begot Isaac"; "John fathered four daughters"

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