get it

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get it (third-person singular simple present gets it, present participle getting it, simple past got it, past participle got it or gotten it)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see get,‎ it.
    If you order the pizza, I'll go get it.
  2. To understand, to catch on.
    If they aren't getting it, explain it a different way.
    I thought it was hilarious, but she didn't get it.
  3. (idiomatic) To get what's coming to one: to feel someone's wrath; to receive punishment; to receive a retaliation; to receive a beating.
    After the way she spoke to him, she's really going to get it this time.


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