2British informal or dialect a person whom the speaker dislikes or despises.
1 [with object] come to have (something); receive:I got a letter from him the other daywhat kind of reception did you get?
experience, suffer, or be afflicted with (something bad):I got a sudden pain in my left eye
receive as a punishment or penalty:I’ll get the sack if things go wrong
contract (a disease or ailment):I might be getting the flu
2 [with object] succeed in attaining, achieving, or experiencing; obtain:I need all the sleep I can gethe got a teaching job in California
move in order to pick up or bring (something); fetch:get another chair [with two objects]:I’ll get you a drink
prepare (a meal):Celia went to the kitchen to start getting their dinner
[with object and adverbial] 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
travel by or catch (a bus, train, or other form of transport):I got a taxi across to Baker Street
obtain (a figure or answer) as a result of calculation.
make contact with, especially by telephone:you can get me at home if you need me
respond to a ring of (a telephone or doorbell):I’ll get the door!
[in imperative] informal used to draw attention to someone whom one regards as pretentious or vain:get her!
3reach or cause to reach a specified state or condition: [no object, with complement]:he’d got thinnerit’s getting late [with past participle]:you’ll get used to it [with object and complement]:I need to get my hair cut
[as auxiliary verb] used with past participle to form the passive mood:the cat got drowned
[with object and past participle] cause to be treated in a specified way:get the form signed by a doctor
[with object and infinitive] induce or prevail upon (someone) to do something:they got her to sign the consent form
[no object, with infinitive] have the opportunity to do:he got to try out a few of these nice new cars
[no object, with present participle or infinitive] begin to be or do something, especially gradually or by chance:we got talking one evening
4 [no object, with adverbial of direction] come, go, or make progress eventually or with some difficulty:Nigel got home very latehe hadn’t got very far with the book yet
[no object, with adverbial] move or come into a specified position, situation, or state:she got into the carHenry got to his feetyou don’t want to get into debt
[with object and adverbial] succeed in making (someone or something) come, go, or move somewhere:she had to get them away from the rockslet’s get you home
[no object, with clause] informal, chiefly North American reach a specified point or stage:it’s getting so I can’t even think