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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 with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see get,‎ it.
    If you order the pizza, I'll go get it.
  2. To understand something, 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.
    • 2006 March 16, Bryan Thompson, “I Want My Mummy”, in Totally Spies!, season 2, episode 2, Teletoon, Marathon Media:
      Samantha “Sam” (Andrea Taylor as Clover; Jess Harnell as Jerry Lewis; Jennifer Hale): Couldn’t you point at that shed a little sooner, Alex⁉
      Oh! Excellent! Right on shedule for your latest mission. Get it? E-heh, “shedule”?
      Yes, unfortunately we get it, Jerry.
  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.



get it

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

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