Definition of GETTING

noun : GETTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving" ;

verb : GETTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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!" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "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; "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); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling" ;

  • 9. (

    ) achieve a point or goal; "Nicklaus had a 70"; "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"; "She made 29 points that day" ;

  • 11. (

    ) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?" ;

  • 12. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 13. (

    ) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "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; "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake" ;

  • 15. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 16. (

    ) move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" ;

  • 17. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 18. (

    ) attract and fix; "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; "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; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?" ;

  • 21. (

    ) acquire as a result of some effort or action; "You cannot get water out of a stone"; "Where did she get these news?" ;

  • 22. (

    ) purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?" ;

  • 23. (

    ) perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time" ;

  • 24. (

    ) suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!" ;

  • 25. (

    ) receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison" ;

  • 27. (

    ) reach and board; "She got the bus just as it was leaving" ;

  • 29. (

    ) evoke an emotional response; "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time" ;

  • 30. (

    ) apprehend and reproduce accurately; "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; "He drew a base on balls" ;

  • 32. (

    ) overcome or destroy; "The ice storm got my hibiscus"; "the cat got the goldfish" ;

  • 35. (

    ) 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" ;

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