To come into possession or use of; receive: got a cat for her birthday. To meet with or incur: got nothing but trouble for her efforts. To go after and obtain: got a book at the library; got breakfast in town. To go after and bring: Get me a pillow. To purchase; buy: get groceries. To acquire as a result of action or effort: He got his information from the Internet. You can't get water out of a stone. To earn: got high marks in math. To accomplish or attain as a result of military action. To obtain by concession or request: couldn't get the time off; got permission to go. To arrive at; reach: When did you get home? To reach and board; catch: She got her plane two minutes before takeoff. To succeed in communicating with, as by telephone: can't get me at the office until nine. To become affected with (an illness, for example) by infection or exposure; catch: get the flu; got the mumps. To be subjected to; undergo: got a severe concussion. To receive as retribution or punishment: got six years in prison for tax fraud. To sustain a stated injury to: got my arm broken. To gain or have understanding of: Do you get this question? To learn (a poem, for example) by heart; memorize. To find or reach by calculating: get a total; can't get the answer. To perceive by hearing: I didn't get your name when we were introduced. To procreate; beget. To cause to become or be in a specified state or condition: got the children tired and cross; got the shirt clean. To make ready; prepare: get lunch for a crowd. To cause to come or go: got the car through traffic. To cause to move or leave: Get me out of here!