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  • Get (verb)

    To obtain; to acquire.

    "I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store."

    "Lance is going to get Mary a ring."

  • Get (verb)

    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."

  • Get (verb)

    To have. See usage notes.

    "I've got a concert ticket for you."

  • Get (verb)

    To become.

    "I'm getting hungry; how about you?"

    "Don't get drunk tonight."

  • Get (verb)

    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."

    "I can't get these boots off upright|(or on'upright|)."

  • Get (verb)

    To fetch, bring, take.

    "Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?"

    "I need to get this to the office."

  • Get (verb)

    To cause to do.

    "Somehow she got him to agree to it."

    "I can't get it to work."

  • Get (verb)

    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."

  • Get (verb)

    To cover (a certain distance) while travelling.

    "to get a mile"

  • Get (verb)

    To cause to come or go or move.

  • Get (verb)

    To cause to be in a certain status or position.

  • Get (verb)

    To begin (doing something).

    "We ought to get moving or we'll be late."

    "After lunch we got chatting."

  • Get (verb)

    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."

  • Get (verb)

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

    "Can you get that call, please? I'm busy."

  • Get (verb)

    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."

  • Get (verb)

    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."

  • Get (verb)

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

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

  • Get (verb)

    To be. Used to form the passive of verbs.

    "He got bitten by a dog."

  • Get (verb)

    To become ill with or catch (a disease).

    "I went on holiday and got malaria."

  • Get (verb)

    To catch out, trick successfully.

    "He keeps calling pretending to be my boss—it gets me every time."

  • Get (verb)

    To perplex, stump.

    "That question's really got me."

  • Get (verb)

    To find as an answer.

    "What did you get for question four?"

  • Get (verb)

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

    "The cops finally got me."

    "I'm gonna get him for that."

  • Get (verb)

    To hear completely; catch.

    "Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?"

  • Get (verb)

    To getter.

    "I put the getter into the container to get the gases."

  • Get (verb)

    To beget (of a father).

  • Get (verb)

    To learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; sometimes with out.

    "to get a lesson;"

    "to get out one's Greek lesson"

  • Get (verb)

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

    "Get her with her new hairdo."

  • Get (verb)

    Go away; get lost.

  • Get (verb)

    To kill.

    "They’re coming to get you, Barbara."

  • Get (verb)

    To make acquisitions; to gain; to profit.

  • Get (noun)

    Offspring.

  • Get (noun)

    Lineage.

  • Get (noun)

    A difficult return or block of a shot.

  • Get (noun)

    Something gained.

  • Get (noun)

    A git.

  • Get (noun)

    A Jewish writ of divorce.

  • Make (verb)

    To create.

  • Make (verb)

    To build, construct, or produce.

    "We made a bird feeder for our yard."

    "I'll make a man out of him yet."

  • Make (verb)

    To write or compose.

    "I made a poem for her wedding."

    "He made a will."

  • Make (verb)

    To bring about; to effect or produce by means of some action.

    "make war"

    "They were just a bunch of ne'er-do-wells who went around making trouble for honest men."

  • Make (verb)

    To behave, to act.

    "To make like a deer caught in the headlights."

    "They made nice together, as if their fight never happened."

    "He made as if to punch him, but they both laughed and shook hands."

  • Make (verb)

    To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against.

  • Make (verb)

    To constitute.

    "They make a cute couple."

    "This makes the third infraction."

    "One swallow does not a summer make."

  • Make (verb)

    To interpret.

    "I don’t know what to make of it."

  • Make (verb)

    To bring into success.

    "This company is what made you."

    "She married into wealth and so has it made."

  • Make (verb)

    To cause to be.

    "The citizens made their objections clear."

    "This might make you a bit woozy."

    "Did I make myself heard?"

    "Scotch will make you a man."

  • Make (verb)

    To cause to appear to be; to represent as.

  • Make (verb)

    To create as, earth, heaven, stars, etc.

    "God made earth and heaven."

  • Make (verb)

    To cause (to do something); to compel (to do something).

    "You're making her cry."

    "I was made to feel like a criminal."

  • Make (verb)

    To force to do.

    "The teacher made the student study."

    "Don’t let them make you suffer."

  • Make (verb)

    To indicate or suggest to be.

    "His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person."

  • Make (verb)

    To cover neatly with bedclothes.

  • Make (verb)

    To recognise, identify.

  • Make (verb)

    To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time.

    "We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight."

  • Make (verb)

    To proceed (in a direction).

    "They made westward over the snowy mountains."

    "Make for the hills! It's a wildfire!"

    "They made away from the fire toward the river."

  • Make (verb)

    To cover (a given distance) by travelling. from 16thc.

  • Make (verb)

    To move at (a speed). from 17thc.

    "The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas."

    "This baby can make 220 miles an hour."

  • Make (verb)

    To appoint; to name.

  • Make (verb)

    To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man).

  • Make (verb)

    To defecate or urinate.

  • Make (verb)

    To earn, to gain (money, points, membership or status).

    "They hope to make a bigger profit."

    "He didn't make the choir after his voice changed."

    "She made ten points in that game."

  • Make (verb)

    To pay, to cover (an expense); chiefly used after expressions of inability.

  • Make (verb)

    To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

  • Make (verb)

    To enact; to establish.

  • Make (verb)

    To develop into; to prove to be.

    "She'll make a fine president."

  • Make (verb)

    To form or formulate in the mind.

    "make plans"

    "made a questionable decision"

  • Make (verb)

    To perform a feat.

    "make a leap"

    "make a pass"

    "make a u-turn"

  • Make (verb)

    To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make.

  • Make (verb)

    To increase; to augment; to accrue.

  • Make (verb)

    To be engaged or concerned in.

  • Make (verb)

    To cause to be (in a specified place), used after a subjective what.

  • Make (verb)

    To take the virginity of.

  • Make (noun)

    Brand or kind; often paired with model. t

    "What make of car do you drive?"

  • Make (noun)

    How a thing is made; construction. s

  • Make (noun)

    Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture. s

    "The camera was of German make."

  • Make (noun)

    Quantity produced, especially of materials. s

  • Make (noun)

    The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing. s

  • Make (noun)

    A person's character or disposition. s

  • Make (noun)

    The declaration of the trump for a hand.

  • Make (noun)

    The closing of an electrical circuit. s

  • Make (noun)

    A software utility for automatically building large applications, or an implementation of this utility.

  • Make (noun)

    Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence. s

  • Make (noun)

    Past or future target of seduction (usually female). s

  • Make (noun)

    A promotion.

  • Make (noun)

    A home-made project

  • Make (noun)

    A made basket.

  • Make (noun)

    Mate; a spouse or companion.

  • Make (noun)

    A halfpenny. from 16th c.

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  • Get (noun)

    Jet, the mineral.

  • Get (noun)

    Fashion; manner; custom.

  • Get (noun)

    Artifice; contrivance.

  • Get (noun)

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

  • Get (noun)

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

  • Get

    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.

  • Get

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

  • Get

    To beget; to procreate; to generate.

  • Get

    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.

  • Get

    To prevail on; to induce; to persuade.

  • Get

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

  • Get

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

  • Get (verb)

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

  • Get (verb)

    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.

  • Make (noun)

    A companion; a mate; often, a husband or a wife.

  • Make (noun)

    Structure, texture, constitution of parts; construction; shape; form.

  • Make

    To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to produce; to frame; to fashion; to create.

  • Make

    To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or false; - often with up; as, to make up a story.

  • Make

    To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb, or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make public; to make fast.

  • Make

    To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; - often used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.

  • Make

    To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to esteem, suppose, or represent.

  • Make

    To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make a bill, note, will, deed, etc.

  • Make

    To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause; to occasion; - followed by a noun or pronoun and infinitive.

  • Make

    To find, as the result of calculation or computation; to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over; as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the distance in one day.

  • Make

    To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.

  • Make

    To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham makes a hearty meal.

  • Make

    To be engaged or concerned in.

  • Make

    To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of.

  • Make (verb)

    To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; - often in the phrase to meddle or make.

  • Make (verb)

    To proceed; to tend; to move; to go; as, he made toward home; the tiger made at the sportsmen.

  • Make (verb)

    To tend; to contribute; to have effect; - with for or against; as, it makes for his advantage.

  • Make (verb)

    To increase; to augment; to accrue.

  • Make (verb)

    To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.

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  • Get (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"

  • Get (verb)

    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!"

  • Get (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"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress;

    "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"

    "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    take vengeance on or get even;

    "We'll get them!"

    "That'll fix him good!"

    "This time I got him"

  • Get (verb)

    achieve a point or goal;

    "Nicklaus had a 70"

    "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"

    "She made 29 points that day"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;

    "We finally got the suspect"

    "Did you catch the thief?"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

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

    "He got AIDS"

    "She came down with pneumonia"

    "She took a chill"

  • Get (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"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    move into a desired direction of discourse;

    "What are you driving at?"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    attract and fix;

    "His look caught her"

    "She caught his eye"

    "Catch the attention of the waiter"

  • Get (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"

  • Get (verb)

    reach by calculation;

    "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"

  • Get (verb)

    acquire as a result of some effort or action;

    "You cannot get water out of a stone"

    "Where did she get these news?"

  • Get (verb)

    purchase;

    "What did you get at the toy store?"

  • Get (verb)

    perceive by hearing;

    "I didn't catch your name"

    "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"

  • Get (verb)

    suffer from the receipt of;

    "She will catch hell for this behavior!"

  • Get (verb)

    receive as a retribution or punishment;

    "He got 5 years in prison"

  • Get (verb)

    leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form;

    "Scram!"

  • Get (verb)

    reach and board;

    "She got the bus just as it was leaving"

  • Get (verb)

    irritate;

    "Her childish behavior really get to me"

    "His lying really gets me"

  • Get (verb)

    evoke an emotional response;

    "Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time"

  • Get (verb)

    apprehend and reproduce accurately;

    "She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings"

    "She got the mood just right in her photographs"

  • Get (verb)

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

    "He drew a base on balls"

  • Get (verb)

    overcome or destroy;

    "The ice storm got my hibiscus"

    "the cat got the goldfish"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    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"

  • Get (verb)

    make children;

    "Abraham begot Isaac"

    "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

  • Make (noun)

    a recognizable kind;

    "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"

    "what make of car is that?"

  • Make (noun)

    the act of mixing cards haphazardly

  • Make (verb)

    engage in;

    "make love, not war"

    "make an effort"

    "do research"

    "do nothing"

    "make revolution"

  • Make (verb)

    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"

  • Make (verb)

    make or cause to be or to become;

    "make a mess in one's office"

    "create a furor"

  • Make (verb)

    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"

  • Make (verb)

    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;

    "cause a commotion"

    "make a stir"

    "cause an accident"

  • Make (verb)

    create or manufacture a man-made product;

    "We produce more cars than we can sell"

    "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

  • Make (verb)

    make, formulate, or derive in the mind;

    "I draw a line here"

    "draw a conclusion"

    "draw parallels"

    "make an estimate"

    "What do you make of his remarks?"

  • Make (verb)

    compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way;

    "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"

    "Heat makes you sweat"

  • Make (verb)

    create by artistic means;

    "create a poem"

    "Schoenberg created twelve-tone music"

    "Picasso created Cubism"

    "Auden made verses"

  • Make (verb)

    earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages;

    "How much do you make a month in your new job?"

    "She earns a lot in her new job"

    "this merger brought in lots of money"

    "He clears $5,000 each month"

  • Make (verb)

    create or design, often in a certain way;

    "Do my room in blue"

    "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"

  • Make (verb)

    to compose or represent:

    "This wall forms the background of the stage setting"

    "The branches made a roof"

    "This makes a fine introduction"

  • Make (verb)

    reach a goal, e.g.,

    "make the first team"

    "We made it!"

    "She may not make the grade"

  • Make (verb)

    be or be capable of being changed or made into;

    "He makes a great host"

    "He will make a fine father"

  • Make (verb)

    make by shaping or bringing together constituents;

    "make a dress"

    "make a cake"

    "make a wall of stones"

  • Make (verb)

    perform or carry out;

    "make a decision"

    "make a move"

    "make advances"

    "make a phone call"

  • Make (verb)

    make by combining materials and parts;

    "this little pig made his house out of straw"

    "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

  • Make (verb)

    change from one form into another;

    "make water into wine"

    "make lead into gold"

    "make clay into bricks"

  • Make (verb)

    act in a certain way so as to acquire;

    "make friends"

    "make enemies"

  • Make (verb)

    charge with a function; charge to be;

    "She was named Head of the Committee"

    "She was made president of the club"

  • Make (verb)

    achieve a point or goal;

    "Nicklaus had a 70"

    "The Brazilian team got 4 goals"

    "She made 29 points that day"

  • Make (verb)

    reach a destination, either real or abstract;

    "We hit Detroit by noon"

    "The water reached the doorstep"

    "We barely made it to the finish line"

    "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

  • Make (verb)

    institute, enact, or establish;

    "make laws"

  • Make (verb)

    carry out or commit;

    "make a mistake"

    "commit a faux-pas"

  • Make (verb)

    add up to;

    "four and four make eight"

  • Make (verb)

    form by assembling individuals or constituents;

    "Make a quorum"

    "The branches made a roof"

  • Make (verb)

    organize or be responsible for;

    "hold a reception"

    "have, throw, or make a party"

    "give a course"

  • Make (verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat;

    "Cook me dinner, please"

    "can you make me an omelette?"

    "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

  • Make (verb)

    put in order or neaten;

    "make the bed"

    "make up a room"

  • Make (verb)

    head into a specified direction;

    "The escaped convict took to the hills"

    "We made for the mountains"

  • Make (verb)

    have a bowel movement;

    "The dog had made in the flower beds"

  • Make (verb)

    undergo fabrication or creation;

    "This wool makes into a nice sweater"

  • Make (verb)

    be suitable for;

    "Wood makes good furniture"

  • Make (verb)

    amount to;

    "This salary increase makes no difference to my standard of living"

  • Make (verb)

    constitute the essence of;

    "Clothes make the man"

  • Make (verb)

    appear to begin an activity;

    "He made to speak but said nothing i the end"

    "She made a if to say hello to us"

  • Make (verb)

    proceed along a path;

    "work one's way through the crowd"

    "make one's way into the forest"

  • Make (verb)

    reach in time;

    "We barely made the plane"

  • Make (verb)

    gather and light the materials for;

    "make a fire"

  • Make (verb)

    induce to have sex;

    "Harry finally seduced Sally"

    "Did you score last night?"

    "Harry made Sally"

  • Make (verb)

    assure the success of;

    "A good review by this critic will make your play!"

  • Make (verb)

    represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like;

    "She makes like an actress"

  • Make (verb)

    consider as being;

    "It wasn't the problem some people made it"

  • Make (verb)

    calculate as being;

    "I make the height about 100 feet"

  • Make (verb)

    cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable;

    "make my day"

  • Make (verb)

    favor the development of;

    "Practice makes the winner"

  • Make (verb)

    develop into;

    "He will make a splendid father!"

  • Make (verb)

    behave in a certain way;

    "make merry"

  • Make (verb)

    eliminate urine;

    "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

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