from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit of get.
  • noun Past participles of get.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. & p. p. of get. See get.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past of get.
  • verb UK, New Zealand Past participle of get
  • verb Expressing obligation.
  • verb southern US must; have (to).
  • verb southern US, UK, slang have


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  • Then, too, we -- I speak for everybody -- find it kinder hard to take our orders from anybody but Miss Peggy, who has got the right to give them, which we can't just see that anybody else _has got_.

    Peggy Stewart at School

  • '_Bhule bisare kausi got_,' or 'A man who has got no _got_ belongs to the Kausi _got_. '

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II R. V. Russell

  • Mercy's mother has got a legacy from some distant relative and now there ain't a soul on whom Jabez Potter thinks he's _got_ to spend money.

    Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures Or, Helping the Dormitory Fund Alice B. Emerson

  • Ef you've got to have the pie, why, you've _got_ to have it, that's all. '

    Hildegarde's Holiday a story for girls Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards 1896

  • Let us suppose again, that being the case, that you go to him frankly and show him in a few well-chosen words just where he has landed you; tell him you've got to have those letters -- simply _got_ to have them -- to save your face.

    The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush Francis Lynde 1893

  • _We have got Keeper_, _got a sweet little cat and lost it_,

    Charlotte Brontë and Her Circle Clement King Shorter 1891

  • There's one advantage to the dress pattern, though -- you can make 'em take it back if you mistrust it won't wear -- if you haven't cut into it, that is -- but when you've got a husband, why, you've _got_ him, to have and to hold, for better and worse and good and all.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.) Various 1887

  • "Dis heah way o 'dyin' an '_leavin'_ prop'ty, hit mought suit white folks, but it don't become our complexioms, some way; an' de mo 'I thought about havin' to die ter give de onlies 'gran'son I got de onlies' _prop'ty_ I got, de _miser'bler I got_, tell I couldn't stan 'it no mo'."

    Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales Ruth McEnery Stuart 1886

  • In fact, we gain such a clear picture of how we got here, that the only question that remains has * got* to be - where are we going?

    Okazu 2008

  • In fact, we gain such a clear picture of how we got here, that the only question that remains has * got* to be - where are we going? Antenna 2008


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