(Irregular preterit, past participle: got; or p.p.: gotten).
1. To acquire as a result of some effort or action.
2. To cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; SYN. let, have.
3. To come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; SYN. acquire.
4. To communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone.
5. To evoke an emotional response.
6. To irritate.
7. To overcome or destroy.
8. To purchase.
9. To reach and board.
10. To reach by calculation.
11. To reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; SYN. catch.
12. To receive as a retribution or punishment; SYN. receive.
13. To succeed in catching or seizing, esp. after a chase; SYN. catch, capture.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: had).
1. To hold, own or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; SYN. have got, hold.
2. To possess as a feature; SYN. feature.
3. To possess a personal or business relationship with someone.
4. To achieve a point or goal, as in a sport; SYN. get, make.
5. To be confronted with.
6. To suffer from; be ill with.
7. To undergo; SYN. experience.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: kept).
1. To retain possession of; SYN. hold on.
2. To keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,; SYN. maintain, hold.
3. To look after; be the keeper of; have charge of.
4. To maintain by writing regular records; SYN. maintain.
5. To maintain in safety form injury, harm, or danger; SYN. preserve.
6. To maintain or support.
7. To fail to spoil or rot; SYN. stay fresh.
1. To look past, fail to notice.
2. To watch over.
3. Superintend, oversee
4. To look on with the evil eye; bewitch
1. To be in debt.
2. To be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense.
3. To be obliged to pay or repay.
ETYM Old Eng. unnen to grant, permit, be pleased with, as. unnan to grant; akin to os. giunnan, German gönnen, Icel. unna; of uncertain origin. This word has been confused with own to possess.
To have ownership or possession of; SYN. have, possess.
1. To enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas
2. To have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill