Definition of Get a line

1. Verb. Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally. "They get a line that there was a traffic accident "; "I see that you have been promoted"

Exact synonyms: Discover, Find Out, Get Wind, Get Word, Hear, Learn, Pick Up, See
Specialized synonyms: Get The Goods, Wise Up, Catch, Trip Up, Ascertain, Discover, Find
Related verbs: Find, See, Witness
Derivative terms: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery

Lexicographical Neighbors of Get A Line

get-well card
get a charge from
get a charge out of
get a fix
get a grip
get a handle on
get a jump on
get a kick out of
get a leg up
get a life
get a line (current term)
get a load
get a load of
get a look
get a move on
get a noseful
get a rise
get a rise from
get a rise out of
get a room
get a whiff
get a wiggle on
get a word in edgeways
get a word in edgewise
get a wriggle on

Literary usage of Get a line

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1873)
"But why is it that we get- a line ? Because we employ a line slit. If, instead of a straight line, we have a crooked line for the slit, ..."

2. The Anglo-Saxon Review by Randolph Spencer Churchill (1900)
"Then she let down her anchors ; but they dragged, and she had to run for 't. We ded run on here with rockets, hoping to get a line out to her from ..."

3. A Realistic Universe: An Introd. to Metaphysics by John Elof Boodin (1916)
"By moving a point, we get a line, by moving a line, we get a plane, by moving a plane, we get a solid. This amounts, however, to our falling back upon our ..."

4. Plane Surveying: A Text-book and Pocket Manual by John Clayton Tracy (1907)
"Should the draftsman assume that B was the backsight, plotting 45° to the right he would get a line TD instead of the line TA. ..."

5. Development Lessons by Esmond Vedder De Graff, Margaret Keiver Smith, Francis Wayland Parker (1886)
"Out of what do we get a line ? Ch. Out of an edge, we get a line. T. How many classes of edges have you learned ? Ch. We have learned two classes of edges, ..."

6. Contributions to Solar Physics: I. A Popular Account of Inquiries Into the by Norman Lockyer (1874)
"... it that we get a line ? Because we always employ a line for the slit. But suppose we vary the inquiry. If, instead of a straight line, we have a crooked ..."

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