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Verb
Coming into possession of
“I will be getting a new laptop as my current one is starting to break down.”
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Receiving or being sent something
“I expect to be getting the item I purchased from eBay in the mail soon.”
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Reaching a specified state or condition
“The food was getting stale from being left out in the open.”
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Catching or apprehending someone
“The authorities are keen on getting their man after months of investigative work.”
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Traveling by or catching some form of transportation
“We will be getting a bus or a taxi to reach our destination.”
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Catching a disease or illness
“I felt like I was getting the cold after being in close contact with someone who was carrying the virus.”
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Being afflicted with something unfortunate
“He was regularly getting injuries while playing football.”
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Discerning what somebody is saying
“She spoke in a hushed voice, and I was barely getting what she was saying.”
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Comprehending what someone is saying
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“He started speaking incoherently, and I was not getting what he was trying to say.”
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Going somewhere, typically with some degree of difficulty
“Let's get dressed now so we can actually start getting to the event.”
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Inducing someone to do something
“It's hard work getting the kids to eat their vegetables.”
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Having an opportunity, or an intention, to arrive at a specified outcome
“Getting there is no longer half the fun, but getting to go there is.”
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Seeking retribution
“That was his way of getting me because I inadvertently insulted his pet cat.”
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(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“The people who were walking slowly in front of me were really getting me.”
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Acquiring complete knowledge or skill in
“Russian is such a hard language to learn. It took me ten years before I was finally getting it.”
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Picking up or fetching something
“Will you be getting your brother from the train station later today?”
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Earning or being paid
“If I accept this job, I will be getting twenty percent more than my current salary.”
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Making contact with, typically by telephone
“William, would you mind getting Harry and asking if he and Meghan would like to join us this weekend for a cup of tea?”
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Arriving at after searching, study, or effort
“I am confident of getting the answer to this crossword puzzle if I do some research.”
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Attaining through effort
“He fantasized about getting a gold medal at the Olympics.”
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Taking hold off forcibly
“You will not be getting that last cookie in the jar before anyone else does!”
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Being victorious, typically as revenge for a previous defeat
“We may have lost, but this playoff series isn't over. We will be getting them in the next match.”
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Moving into a desired direction of discourse
“Everyone here is missing the point I am getting at.”
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Having or undergoing a change of physical features and attributes
“I was getting a rash as a result of the incredibly dry weather.”
Verb
Killing or executing
“The mob will be getting you if you ever cross them.”
Verb
Preparing, or arranging for, a meal
“I can't talk at the moment because I'm getting dinner.”
Verb
Tricking successfully
“Staff members were always getting their boss by calling in sick.”
Noun
The action of receiving something or the fact of its being received
Noun
Something achieved with effort, skill, or courage
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Noun
The action of obtaining something from a source or origin
Adjective
Earning
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