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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 186 words.

abetter, begetter, better, bettor, biretta, bruschetta, carburettor (US carburetor), debtor, feta, fetter, forgetter, getter, go-getter, Greta, Henrietta,

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getter

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 186 words.

abetter, begetter, better, bettor, biretta, bruschetta, carburettor (US carburetor), debtor, feta, fetter, forgetter, getter, go-getter, Greta, Henrietta,

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get

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 143 words.

verb get down on (also Australian) informal steal. get in behind a command to a sheepdog to come

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get

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 517 words.

1 range of use.

Get is one of the most frequently used and most productive words in English. Often it

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get

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 393 words.

as — as all get out to a great or extreme extent. North American informal 1990 M. Scott Peck A

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get

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 303 words.

Generally.

Get is good English. Yet many writers want to avoid it because they consider it too informal; they prefer

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get

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 755 words.

A. Generally.

Get is good English. Yet many writers want to avoid it because they consider it too informal; they

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get

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 518 words.

1. range of use.

Get is one of the most frequently used and most productive words in English. Often it

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Get

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

The bill of divorce given by the husband to the wife in order to dissolve the marriage. Just as a Jewish marriage is established by the delivery of the ring together with the declaration of...

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getter

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Physics.

A substance used to remove small amounts of other substances from a system by chemical combination. For example, a metal such as magnesium may be used to remove the last traces of air when...

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getter

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 49 words.

A substance used to remove small amounts of other substances from a system by chemical combination. For example, a metal such as magnesium may be used to remove the last traces of air when...

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getter

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 49 words.

A substance used to remove small amounts of other substances from a system by chemical combination. For example, a metal such as magnesium may be used to remove the last traces of air when...

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getter n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈɡetǝɹ

sp getter1

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nicked, get

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 91 words.

Get lost (also euphemism for get stuffed, get fucked) 1988 Kate Grenville Sydney Morning Herald 28 Dec. 12: We

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getter n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 100 words.

1 (US Und.) a thief; thus stone-getter, a diamond thief.

1512 Hickscorner Avii: Braulers lyers getters and

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get v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 5066 words.

1 in senses of movement.

(a) to start, to commence, with an implication of urgency, e.g. ‘get moving’, ‘get walking’

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Getting by

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 7580 words.

Chapter 11 discusses ‘getting by’, and explores the seven types of ‘getting by’: resolute conventionality, resolute unconventionality, participating in a concocted community, political...

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Get real!

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

Be realistic! An admonition of US campus origin current from the 1970s. See also Get a life!

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Get weaving

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 39 words.

To begin an action; to Get cracking. The expression dates from the Second World War and derives from RAF

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Get cracking

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 32 words.

To get started; to begin work speedily and efficiently. The phrase dates from the 1930s and alludes to cracking one's

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