Definition of Get to

1. Verb. Reach a goal, e.g.,. "She may not make the grade"

Exact synonyms: Make, Progress To, Reach
Generic synonyms: Accomplish, Achieve, Attain, Reach
Derivative terms: Reaching

2. Verb. Arrive at the point of. "She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long"

3. Verb. Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations. "The performance is likely to get to Sue"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

Definition of Get to

1. Verb. (&lit get to) ¹

2. Verb. To affect adversely; to upset or annoy. ¹

3. Verb. To track down and intimidate. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get To

get the jump
get the knack
get the lead out
get the memo
get the picture
get the point
get the sack
get the time
get the vapors
get the wind up
get there
get this show on the road
get through
get through to
get tied up
get to (current term)
get to grips
get to grips with
get to know
get to one's feet
get to the bottom of
get to the point
get together
get turned around
get under one's skin
get under someone's skin
get underway
get up
get up on the wrong side of the bed
get up someone's nose

Literary usage of Get to

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

1. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1908)
"What it will get to when 1 shall have crossed the Tweed, God only knows. I wish very much that I could stop a day at Berwick, in order to find some ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"I was one of the first to get to the fire. When I reached the store the fire was burning a little on the outside, just opposite the barber chair. ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1908)
"They will leave anything else you give them! to get to alfalfa. ... You can't give them anything else that they won't leave to get to alfalfa. ..."

4. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, William Caxton (1900)
"CHAPTER XXI How King Pelleas suffered himself to be taken prisoner because he would have a sight of his lady, and how Sir Gawaine promised him to get to him ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1883)
"Valentine went to find a way to the water, but did not get to it. 8th.—Our fresh meat is getting very short, and if we do not soon get a bear, we must start ..."

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