get it

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Verb[edit]

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 with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: 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.
  4. (slang, euphemistic) To have sex, especially referring to its possibility or eventuality.
    He could get it if he just had more confidence.

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get it

  1. Used to encourage someone, especially to indicate that someone is doing something well.

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