The many meanings of get (1)

‘Get’ is probably the most overused English verb and here are some examples of the different meanings it has:


to receive

I got lots of presents for my birthday.

She got a phone call from her previous company.


 = to  earn, to buy, to obtain

How much did you get for your old car?

Where did you get those lovely shoes from?

She’s just got a new job in advertising.


= to experience or suffer something bad or an illness:

They got very bad stomach ache after eating at the new restaurant.

He’s got so many problems, he doesn’t know what to do.


 To be continued…