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GET deserves a closer
GET is a verb that is called "substandard" by the Oxford English
Dictionary, yet the same dictionary states that it is often found in
"educated" speech. GET is possibly the most pervasive and
frequently-used verb in the English language. The verb carries a host of different
meanings. Native speakers of English have no problems
deciphering any of the meanings of
"get." Interestingly enough, as complex as the verb GET
appears to be, second-language speakers seem to easily absorb its various
of the verb GET
Old Norse: geta,
Old English: gietan, German: gessen, Middle English: getten
The abbreviations for
these languages are: ON, OE, G, and ME
meaning of the verb GET
obtain, learn, gain possession, come to have, cause to be, seize, be
subjected to, learn, establish communication with, receive, be convinced that, contract, be on one's nerves, be
punished, carry home, induce, be off, acquire a habit, and attack
Click here for a list of phrasal verbs with get.