Definitions

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  • v. To be obliged or obligated.
  • v. To have, own or possess.
  • v. To have (a future engagement).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Etymologies

From one perfect aspect of get. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ideally, we would have got our bender wood locally, but none was available, so I had better admit that we cut the rods from my hedges in Suffolk, and from the rookery wood at Little Horkesley, and drove them over to Walton in the back of a truck.

    Wildwood

  • You have got to be wired into spookworld to pry one free, ex-spook, some kind of mercenary, some kind of spec ops professional, someone in the big game one way or the other.

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  • Federal regulators have got to address the '' casino environment '' on Wall Street where computerized high-frequency trading can trigger market-shaking turmoil, Senate Banking

    Democratic Underground Latest Breaking News

  • But what happens when we behave invulnerably, when we gird ourselves with psychological defenses and pretend that we are cool cats who have got it all together, rugged individualists who seem to be in complete control of our lives?

    THE DIFFERENT DRUM

  • “Whatever happens, We have got / The Maxim gun, and they have not”: The bodies of Khalifa Abdullahi center left and his commanders at Umm Debeikerat in Kordofan, November 24, 1899.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • In 1995, Noel Rose approached Virginia Ladd, president of the then fledgling American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association AARDA, the only autoimmune advocacy organization that encompasses all of the autoimmune diseases, and said, “We have got to find the numbers.”

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • We may not have got any of the Pieces, but so long as we keep seeing the Pieces and accumulating the lines of the Positive Incantation carved into them, we still have a chance, albeit a very slim one.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • It always seems like boys have got to be right about, you know, tyrannosauruses.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • So what I will do is go back to my room at the Mountain Empire and set a spell, and after dark, I will sneak out a back way, and cut open their tires, and then, unfollowed, I will head back here and see what I have got and—

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Longstreet broke in, half-banteringly: "Don't get scared, now that we have got him licked!"

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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