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- (RP) IPA: /ɡɒt/, X-SAMPA: /gQt/
- (GenAm) IPA: /ɡɑt/, X-SAMPA: /gAt/
- (Boston, New England) IPA: /ɡʌt/, /ɡɒt/
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- Rhymes: -ɒt
- Simple past of get.
- We got the last bus home.
- (UK, New Zealand) Past participle of get
- By that time we'd got very cold.
- I've got two children.
- How many children have you got?
- Expressing obligation.
- I can't go out tonight, I've got to study for my exams.
- (southern US, with to) must; have (to).
- I got to go study.
- 1971, Carol King and Gerry Goffin, “Smackwater Jack”, Tapestry, Ode Records
- We got to ride to clean up the streets / For our wives and our daughters!
- (southern US, UK, slang) have
- They got a new car.
- He got a lot of nerve.
- (past participle of get): The second sentence literally means "At some time in the past I got (obtained) two children", but in "have got" constructions like this, where "got" is used in the sense of "obtained", the sense of obtaining is lost, becoming merely one of possessing, and the sentence is in effect just a more colloquial way of saying "I have two children". Similarly, the third sentence is just a more colloquial way of saying "How many children do you have?"
- (past participle of get): The American usage of the verb conjugates as get-got-gotten, as opposed to the British usage, which conjugates as get-got-got.
- (expressing obligation): "Got" is a filler word here with no obvious grammatical or semantic function. "I have to study for my exams" has the same meaning. It is often stressed in speech: "You've just got to see this."
- (must, have (to)): gotta
got m (plural gots)
- glass (drinking glass)
From Latin Gothus.
- gòtic (“Gothic”)
- Alternative spelling of goot.
Declension of got
- Dutch: god
Old High German
- German: Gott