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Get vs. Give

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Getverb

(ditransitive) To obtain; to acquire.

‘I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store.’; ‘Lance is going to get Mary a ring.’;

Giveverb

(ditransitive) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.

Getverb

(transitive) To receive.

‘I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.’; ‘You need to get permission to leave early.’; ‘He got a severe reprimand for that.’;

Giveverb

To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).

‘I gave him my coat.’; ‘I gave my coat to the beggar.’; ‘When they asked, I gave my coat.’;

Getverb

To have. See usage notes.

‘I've got a concert ticket for you.’;

Giveverb

To make a present or gift of.

‘I'm going to give my wife a necklace for her birthday.’; ‘She gave a pair of shoes to her husband for their anniversary.’; ‘He gives of his energies to the organization.’;

Getverb

(copulative) To become.

‘I'm getting hungry; how about you?’; ‘Don't get drunk tonight.’;

Giveverb

To pledge.

‘I gave him my word that I'd protect his children.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To cause to become; to bring about.

‘That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.’; ‘I'll get this finished by lunchtime.’;

Giveverb

To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.

‘I gave them permission to miss tomorrow's class.’; ‘Please give me some more time.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To fetch, bring, take.

‘Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?’; ‘I need to get this to the office.’;

Giveverb

To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.

‘It gives me a lot of pleasure to be here tonight.’; ‘The fence gave me an electric shock.’; ‘My mother-in-law gives me nothing but grief.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To cause to do.

‘Somehow she got him to agree to it.’; ‘I can't get it to work.’;

Giveverb

To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).

‘I want to give you a kiss.’; ‘She gave him a hug.’; ‘I'd like to give the tire a kick.’; ‘I gave the boy a push on the swing.’; ‘She gave me a wink afterwards, so I knew she was joking.’;

Getverb

To adopt, assume, arrive at, or progress towards (a certain position, location, state).

‘The actors are getting into position.’; ‘When are we going to get to London?’; ‘I'm getting into a muddle.’; ‘We got behind the wall.’;

Giveverb

To pass (something) into (someone's) hand or the like.

‘Give me your hand.’; ‘On entering the house, he gave his coat to the doorman.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To cover (a certain distance) while travelling.

‘to get a mile’;

Giveverb

To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.

‘My boyfriend gave me chlamydia.’; ‘He was convinced that it was his alcoholism that gave him cancer.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To cause to come or go or move.

Giveverb

(ditransitive) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).

‘I give it ten minutes before he gives up.’; ‘I give it a 95% chance of success.’; ‘I'll give their marriage six months.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To cause to be in a certain status or position.

Giveverb

(intransitive) To yield slightly when a force is applied.

Getverb

(intransitive) To begin (doing something).

‘We ought to get moving or we'll be late.’; ‘After lunch we got chatting.’;

Giveverb

(intransitive) To collapse under pressure or force.

‘One pillar gave, then more, and suddenly the whole floor pancaked onto the floor below.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To take or catch (a scheduled transportation service).

‘I normally get the 7:45 train.’; ‘I'll get the 9 a.m. [flight] to Boston.’;

Giveverb

(transitive) To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.

‘They're giving my favorite show!’;

Getverb

(transitive) To respond to (a telephone call, a doorbell, etc).

‘Can you get that call, please? I'm busy.’;

Giveverb

(intransitive) To lead (onto or into).

‘The master bedroom gives onto a spacious balcony.’;

Getverb

To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something).

‘I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!’; ‘The finders get to keep 80 percent of the treasure.’;

Giveverb

To provide a view of.

‘His window gave the park.’;

Getverb

To understand. get it}}

‘Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny.’; ‘I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!’; ‘I mentioned that I was feeling sad, so she mailed me a box of chocolates. She gets me.’;

Giveverb

To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.

‘The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.’;

Getverb

To be told; be the recipient of (a question, comparison, opinion, etc.).

‘"You look just like Helen Mirren." / "I get that a lot."’;

Giveverb

To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.

Getverb

(informal) To be. Used to form the passive of verbs.

‘He got bitten by a dog.’;

Giveverb

To cause (someone) to have; produce in (someone); effectuate.

Getverb

(transitive) To become ill with or catch (a disease).

‘I went on holiday and got malaria.’;

Giveverb

To allow or admit by way of supposition; to concede.

‘He can be bad-tempered, I'll give you that, but he's a hard worker.’;

Getverb

To catch out, trick successfully.

‘He keeps calling pretending to be my boss—it gets me every time.’;

Giveverb

To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.

Getverb

To perplex, stump.

‘That question's really got me.’;

Giveverb

To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).

Getverb

(transitive) To find as an answer.

‘What did you get for question four?’;

Giveverb

(dated) To grant power or permission to; to allow.

Getverb

To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to effect retribution.

‘The cops finally got me.’; ‘I'm gonna get him for that.’;

Giveverb

(reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).

‘The soldiers give themselves to plunder.’; ‘That boy is given to fits of bad temper.’;

Getverb

(transitive) To hear completely; catch.

‘Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?’;

Giveverb

(obsolete) To become soft or moist.

Getverb

(transitive) To getter.

‘I put the getter into the container to get the gases.’;

Giveverb

(obsolete) To shed tears; to weep.

Getverb

To beget (of a father).

Giveverb

(obsolete) To have a misgiving.

Getverb

(archaic) To learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; sometimes with out.

‘to get a lesson;’; ‘to get out one's Greek lesson’;

Giveverb

To be going on, to be occurring

‘What gives?’;

Getverb

Used with a personal pronoun to indicate that someone is being pretentious or grandiose.

‘Get her with her new hairdo.’;

Givenoun

(uncountable) The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it; a tendency to yield under pressure; resilence.

‘This chair doesn't have much give.’; ‘There is no give in his dogmatic religious beliefs.’;

Getverb

Go away; get lost.

Giveverb

To bestow without receiving a return; to confer without compensation; to impart, as a possession; to grant, as authority or permission; to yield up or allow.

‘For generous lords had rather give than pay.’;

Getverb

(euphemism) To kill.

‘They’re coming to get you, Barbara.’;

Giveverb

To yield possesion of; to deliver over, as property, in exchange for something; to pay; as, we give the value of what we buy.

‘What shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?’;

Getverb

To make acquisitions; to gain; to profit.

Giveverb

To yield; to furnish; to produce; to emit; as, flint and steel give sparks.

Getnoun

(dated) Offspring.

Giveverb

To communicate or announce, as advice, tidings, etc.; to pronounce; to render or utter, as an opinion, a judgment, a sentence, a shout, etc.

Getnoun

Lineage.

Giveverb

To grant power or license to; to permit; to allow; to license; to commission.

‘It is given me once again to behold my friend.’; ‘Then give thy friend to shed the sacred wine.’;

Getnoun

A difficult return or block of a shot.

Giveverb

To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to show; as, the number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.

Getnoun

Something gained.

Giveverb

To devote; to apply; used reflexively, to devote or apply one's self; as, the soldiers give themselves to plunder; also in this sense used very frequently in the past participle; as, the people are given to luxury and pleasure; the youth is given to study.

Getnoun

A git.

Giveverb

To set forth as a known quantity or a known relation, or as a premise from which to reason; - used principally in the passive form given.

Getnoun

(Judaism) A Jewish writ of divorce.

Giveverb

To allow or admit by way of supposition.

‘I give not heaven for lost.’;

Getnoun

Jet, the mineral.

Giveverb

To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.

‘I don't wonder at people's giving him to me as a lover.’;

Getnoun

Fashion; manner; custom.

Giveverb

To excite or cause to exist, as a sensation; as, to give offense; to give pleasure or pain.

Getnoun

Artifice; contrivance.

Giveverb

To pledge; as, to give one's word.

Getnoun

Offspring; progeny; as, the get of a stallion.

Giveverb

To cause; to make; - with the infinitive; as, to give one to understand, to know, etc.

‘But there the duke was given to understandThat in a gondola were seen togetherLorenzo and his amorous Jessica.’;

Getnoun

A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce.

Giveverb

To afford a view of; as, his window gave the park.

‘Whatsoever we employ in charitable uses during our lives, is given away from ourselves.’; ‘I fear our ears have given us the bag.’; ‘One that gives out himself Prince Florizel.’; ‘Give out you are of Epidamnum.’; ‘The Babylonians had given themselves over to all manner of vice.’; ‘He has . . . given upFor certain drops of salt, your city Rome.’; ‘I'll not state themBy giving up their characters.’;

Getverb

To procure; to obtain; to gain possession of; to acquire; to earn; to obtain as a price or reward; to come by; to win, by almost any means; as, to get favor by kindness; to get wealth by industry and economy; to get land by purchase, etc.

Giveverb

To give a gift or gifts.

Getverb

Hence, with have and had, to come into or be in possession of; to have.

‘Thou hast got the face of man.’;

Giveverb

To yield to force or pressure; to relax; to become less rigid; as, the earth gives under the feet.

Getverb

To beget; to procreate; to generate.

‘I had rather to adopt a child than get it.’;

Giveverb

To become soft or moist.

Getverb

To obtain mental possession of; to learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; as to get a lesson; also with out; as, to get out one's Greek lesson.

‘It being harder with him to get one sermon by heart, than to pen twenty.’;

Giveverb

To move; to recede.

‘Now back he gives, then rushes on amain.’;

Getverb

To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.

‘Get him to say his prayers.’;

Giveverb

To shed tears; to weep.

‘Whose eyes do never giveBut through lust and laughter.’;

Getverb

To procure to be, or to cause to be in any state or condition; - with a following participle.

‘Those things I bid you do; get them dispatched.’;

Giveverb

To have a misgiving.

‘My mind gives ye're reservedTo rob poor market women.’;

Getverb

To betake; to remove; - in a reflexive use.

‘Get thee out from this land.’; ‘He . . . got himself . . . to the strong town of Mega.’;

Giveverb

To open; to lead.

‘This, yielding, gave into a grassy walk.’; ‘They gave back and came no farther.’; ‘The Scots battalion was enforced to give in.’; ‘This consideration may induce a translator to give in to those general phrases.’; ‘Rooms which gave upon a pillared porch.’; ‘The gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.’; ‘It would be well for all authors, if they knew when to give over, and to desist from any further pursuits after fame.’;

Getverb

To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.

‘We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.’;

Givenoun

the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

Getverb

To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; - with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.

‘To get rid of fools and scoundrels.’; ‘His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.’;

Giveverb

cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense;

‘She gave him a black eye’; ‘The draft gave me a cold’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

be the cause or source of;

‘He gave me a lot of trouble’; ‘Our meeting afforded much interesting information’;

Getverb

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!’;

Giveverb

transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody;

‘I gave her my money’; ‘can you give me lessons?’; ‘She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

convey or reveal information;

‘Give one's name’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow;

‘Don't pay him any mind’; ‘give the orders’; ‘Give him my best regards’; ‘pay attention’;

Getverb

reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress;

‘She arrived home at 7 o'clock’; ‘She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight’;

Giveverb

organize or be responsible for;

‘hold a reception’; ‘have, throw, or make a party’; ‘give a course’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture;

‘Throw a glance’; ‘She gave me a dirty look’;

Getverb

of mental or physical states or experiences;

‘get an idea’; ‘experience vertigo’; ‘get nauseous’; ‘undergo a strange sensation’; ‘The chemical undergoes a sudden change’; ‘The fluid undergoes shear’; ‘receive injuries’; ‘have a feeling’;

Giveverb

give as a present; make a gift of;

‘What will you give her for her birthday?’;

Getverb

take vengeance on or get even;

‘We'll get them!’; ‘That'll fix him good!’; ‘This time I got him’;

Giveverb

bring about;

‘His two singles gave the team the victory’;

Getverb

achieve a point or goal;

‘Nicklaus had a 70’; ‘The Brazilian team got 4 goals’; ‘She made 29 points that day’;

Giveverb

dedicate;

‘give thought to’; ‘give priority to’; ‘pay attention to’;

Getverb

cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;

‘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’;

Giveverb

give or supply;

‘The cow brings in 5 liters of milk’; ‘This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn’; ‘The estate renders some revenue for the family’;

Getverb

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;

‘We finally got the suspect’; ‘Did you catch the thief?’;

Giveverb

tell or deposit (information) knowledge;

‘give a secret to the Russians’; ‘leave your name and address here’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

bring about;

‘The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth’;

Getverb

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness;

‘He got AIDS’; ‘She came down with pneumonia’; ‘She took a chill’;

Giveverb

leave with; give temporarily;

‘Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?’; ‘Can I give you the children for the weekend?’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

emit or utter;

‘Give a gulp’; ‘give a yelp’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

endure the loss of;

‘He gave his life for his children’; ‘I gave two sons to the war’;

Getverb

move into a desired direction of discourse;

‘What are you driving at?’;

Giveverb

place into the hands or custody of;

‘hand me the spoon, please’; ‘Turn the files over to me, please’; ‘He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers’;

Getverb

grasp with the mind or develop an undersatnding 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’;

Giveverb

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;

‘She committed herself to the work of God’; ‘give one's talents to a good cause’; ‘consecrate your life to the church’;

Getverb

attract and fix;

‘His look caught her’; ‘She caught his eye’; ‘Catch the attention of the waiter’;

Giveverb

give (as medicine);

‘I gave him the drug’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

give or convey physically;

‘She gave him First Aid’; ‘I gave him a punch in the nose’;

Getverb

reach by calculation;

‘What do you get when you add up these numbers?’;

Giveverb

bestow;

‘give hommage’; ‘render thanks’;

Getverb

acquire as a result of some effort or action;

‘You cannot get water out of a stone’; ‘Where did she get these news?’;

Giveverb

bestow, especially officially;

‘grant a degree’; ‘give a divorce’; ‘This bill grants us new rights’;

Getverb

purchase;

‘What did you get at the toy store?’;

Giveverb

move in order to make room for someone for something;

‘The park gave way to a supermarket’; ‘`Move over,' he told the crowd’;

Getverb

perceive by hearing;

‘I didn't catch your name’; ‘She didn't get his name when they met the first time’;

Giveverb

give food to;

‘Feed the starving children in India’; ‘don't give the child this tough meat’;

Getverb

suffer from the receipt of;

‘She will catch hell for this behavior!’;

Giveverb

contribute to some cause;

‘I gave at the office’;

Getverb

receive as a retribution or punishment;

‘He got 5 years in prison’;

Giveverb

break down, literally or metaphorically;

‘The wall collapsed’; ‘The business collapsed’; ‘The dam broke’; ‘The roof collapsed’; ‘The wall gave in’; ‘The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice’;

Getverb

leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;

‘Scram!’;

Giveverb

estimate the duration or outcome of something;

‘He gave the patient three months to live’; ‘I gave him a very good chance at success’;

Getverb

reach and board;

‘She got the bus just as it was leaving’;

Giveverb

execute and deliver;

‘Give bond’;

Getverb

irritate;

‘Her childish behavior really get to me’; ‘His lying really gets me’;

Giveverb

deliver in exchange or recompense;

‘I'll give you three books for four CDs’;

Getverb

evoke an emotional response;

‘Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time’;

Giveverb

afford access to;

‘the door opens to the patio’; ‘The French doors give onto a terrace’;

Getverb

apprehend and reproduce accurately;

‘She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings’; ‘She got the mood just right in her photographs’;

Giveverb

present to view;

‘He gave the sign to start’;

Getverb

in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher;

‘He drew a base on balls’;

Giveverb

perform for an audience;

‘Pollini is giving another concert in New York’;

Getverb

overcome or destroy;

‘The ice storm got my hibiscus’; ‘the cat got the goldfish’;

Giveverb

be flexible under stress of physical force;

‘This material doesn't give’;

Getverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

‘This beats me!’; ‘Got me--I don't know the answer!’; ‘a vexing problem’; ‘This question really stuck me’;

Giveverb

propose;

‘He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party’;

Getverb

take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;

‘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’;

Giveverb

legal use: accord by verdict;

‘give a decision for the plaintiff’;

Getverb

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’;

Giveverb

manifest or show;

‘This student gives promise of real creativity’; ‘The office gave evidence of tampering’;

Getverb

make children;

‘Abraham begot Isaac’; ‘Men often father children but don't recognize them’;

Giveverb

offer in good faith;

‘He gave her his word’;

Getverb

come to have (something); receive

‘I got a letter from him the other day’; ‘what kind of reception did you get?’;

Giveverb

submit for consideration, judgment, or use;

‘give one's opinion’; ‘give an excuse’;

Getverb

experience, suffer, or be afflicted with (something bad)

‘I got a sudden pain in my left eye’;

Giveverb

guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion;

‘You gave me to think that you agreed with me’;

Getverb

receive as a punishment or penalty

‘I'll get the sack if things go wrong’;

Giveverb

allow to have or take;

‘I give you two minutes to respond’;

Getverb

contract (a disease or ailment)

‘I might be getting the flu’;

Giveverb

inflict as a punishment;

‘She gave the boy a good spanking’; ‘The judge gave me 10 years’;

Getverb

succeed in attaining, achieving, or experiencing; obtain

‘he got a teaching job in California’; ‘I need all the sleep I can get’;

Giveverb

occur;

‘what gives?’;

Getverb

move in order to pick up or bring (something); fetch

‘I'll get you a drink’; ‘get another chair’;

Giveverb

consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man;

‘She gave herself to many men’;

Getverb

prepare (a meal)

‘Celia went to the kitchen to start getting their dinner’;

Giveverb

proffer (a body part);

‘She gave her hand to her little sister’;

Getverb

tend to meet with or find in a specified place or situation

‘for someone used to the tiny creatures we get in England it was something of a shock’;

Giveverb

freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone)

‘he gave the papers back’; ‘the cheque given to the jeweller proved worthless’; ‘she gave him presents and clothes’;

Getverb

travel by or catch (a bus, train, or other form of transport)

‘I got a taxi across to Baker Street’;

Giveverb

administer (medicine)

‘she was given antibiotics’;

Getverb

obtain (a figure or answer) as a result of calculation.

Giveverb

hand over (an amount) in payment; pay

‘how much did you give for that?’;

Getverb

make contact with, especially by telephone

‘you can get me at home if you need me’;

Giveverb

used hyperbolically to express how greatly one wants to have or do something

‘I'd give anything for a cup of tea’;

Getverb

respond to a ring of (a telephone or doorbell)

‘I'll get the door!’;

Giveverb

commit or entrust

‘a baby given into their care by the accident of her birth’;

Getverb

used to draw attention to someone whom one regards as pretentious or vain

‘get her!’;

Giveverb

freely set aside or devote for a purpose

‘committees who give so generously of their time and effort’; ‘all who have given thought to the matter agree’;

Getverb

reach or cause to reach a specified state or condition

‘I need to get my hair cut’; ‘he'd got thinner’; ‘it's getting late’; ‘you'll get used to it’;

Giveverb

(of a man) sanction the marriage of (his daughter) to someone

‘he gave her in marriage to a noble’;

Getverb

used with past participle to form the passive mood

‘the cat got drowned’;

Giveverb

(of a woman) consent to have sexual intercourse with (a man)

‘she gave herself to the king in order to obtain the pardon of her father’;

Getverb

cause to be treated in a specified way

‘get the form signed by a doctor’;

Giveverb

used to present a speaker or entertainer or when making a toast

‘for your entertainment this evening I give you … Mister Albert DeNero!’;

Getverb

induce or prevail upon (someone) to do something

‘they got her to sign the consent form’;

Giveverb

cause or allow (someone or something) to have or experience (something); provide with

‘you gave me such a fright’; ‘this leaflet gives our opening times’;

Getverb

have the opportunity to do

‘he got to try out a few of these nice new cars’;

Giveverb

provide (love or other emotional support) to

‘his parents gave him the encouragement he needed to succeed’;

Getverb

begin to be or do something, especially gradually or by chance

‘we got talking one evening’;

Giveverb

sentence (someone) to (a specified penalty)

‘for the first offence I was given a fine’;

Getverb

come, go, or make progress eventually or with some difficulty

‘Nigel got home very late’; ‘he hadn't got very far with the book yet’;

Giveverb

allot (a score) to

‘I gave it five out of ten’;

Getverb

move or come into a specified position, situation, or state

‘Henry got to his feet’; ‘she got into the car’; ‘you don't want to get into debt’;

Giveverb

allow (someone) to have (a specified amount of time) for an activity or undertaking

‘give me a second to bring the car around’; ‘I'll give you until tomorrow morning’;

Getverb

succeed in making (someone or something) come, go, or move somewhere

‘she had to get them away from the rocks’; ‘let's get you home’;

Giveverb

pass on (an illness or infection) to (someone)

‘I hope I don't give you my cold’;

Getverb

reach a specified point or stage

‘it's getting so I can't even think’;

Giveverb

pass (a message) to (someone)

‘give my love to all the girls’;

Getverb

see have

Giveverb

make a connection to allow (someone) to speak to (someone else) on the telephone

‘give me the police’;

Getverb

catch or apprehend (someone)

‘the police have got him’;

Giveverb

carry out or perform (a specified action)

‘he gave the counter a polish’; ‘I gave a bow’;

Getverb

strike or wound (someone) with a blow or missile

‘you got me in the eye!’;

Giveverb

produce (a sound)

‘he gave a gasp’;

Getverb

punish, injure, or kill (someone), especially as retribution

‘I'll get you for this!’;

Giveverb

present (an appearance or impression)

‘he gave no sign of life’;

Getverb

be punished, injured, or killed

‘wait until dad comes home, then you'll get it!’;

Giveverb

provide (a party or social meal) as host or hostess

‘Kate gave him a leaving party’; ‘a dinner given in honour of an American diplomat’;

Getverb

be appropriately punished or rewarded

‘I'll get mine, you'll get yours, we'll all get wealthy’;

Giveverb

yield as a product or result

‘milk is sometimes added to give a richer cheese’;

Getverb

annoy (someone) greatly

‘cleaning the same things all the time, that's what gets me’;

Giveverb

emit odour, vapour, or similar substances

‘some solvents give off toxic fumes’;

Getverb

baffle (someone)

‘she had got me there: I could not answer’;

Giveverb

concede (something) as valid or deserved in respect of (someone)

‘give him his due’;

Getverb

understand (an argument or the person making it)

‘What do you mean? I don't get it’;

Giveverb

place a specified value on (something)

‘he never gave anything for French painting’;

Getverb

acquire (knowledge) by study; learn

‘that knowledge which is gotten at school’;

Giveverb

(of an umpire or referee) declare whether or not (a player) is out or offside

‘Gooch was given out, caught behind’;

Getnoun

an animal's offspring.

Giveverb

adjudicate that (a goal) has been legitimately scored

‘the referee gave the goal’;

Getnoun

a person whom the speaker dislikes or despises.

Giveverb

state or put forward (information or argument)

‘he did not give his name’;

Giveverb

pledge or offer as a guarantee

‘I give you my word’;

Giveverb

say to (someone) as an excuse or inappropriate answer

‘don't give me any of your backchat’;

Giveverb

deliver (a judgement) authoritatively

‘I gave my verdict’;

Giveverb

predict that (an activity or relationship) will last no longer than (a specified time)

‘this is a place that will not improve with time—I give it three weeks’;

Giveverb

tell what one knows

‘okay, give—what's that all about?’;

Giveverb

alter in shape under pressure rather than resist or break

‘that chair doesn't give’;

Giveverb

yield or give way to pressure

‘the heavy door didn't give until the fifth push’; ‘when two people who don't get on are thrust together, something's got to give’;

Giveverb

concede defeat; surrender

‘I give!’;

Givenoun

capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure

‘plastic pots that have enough give to accommodate the vigorous roots’;

Givenoun

ability to adapt; flexibility

‘there is no give at all in the British position’;

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