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gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground
obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"

gain, put on
increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"

gang, gang up
act as an organized group

gather, garner, collect, pull together
assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

generate, bring forth
bring into existence; "The new manager generated a lot of problems"; "The computer bug generated chaos in the office"; "The computer generated this image"; "The earthquake generated a tsunami"

get across, put over
communicate successfully; "I couldn't get across the message"; "He put over the idea very well"

get along with, get on with, get on, get along
have smooth relations; "My boss and I get along very well"

get around to
do something despite obstacles such as lack of time; "He finally got around to painting the windows"

get around, get about
move around; move from place to place; "How does she get around without a car?"

get at
influence by corruption

get by
pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"

get down
lower (one's body) as by kneeling; "Get down on your knees!"

get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now"

get even, get back
take revenge or even out a score; "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"

get in, get into
secure a place in a college, university, etc.

get into
familiarize oneself thoroughly with; "He really got into semantics"

get into, tangle with
get involved in or with

get it
receive punishment; "You are going to get it!"

get off
be relieved of one's duties temporarily

get off
cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case; "The lawyer got him off, even though there was no doubt in everybody's mind that he killed his wife"

get off
deliver verbally; "He got off the best line I've heard in a long time"

get off
enjoy in a sexual way; "He gets off on shoes"

get off
leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.

get off the ground, take off
get started or set in motion, used figuratively; "the project took a long time to get off the ground"

get off, get away, get by, get out, escape
escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

get on
grow late or (of time) elapse; "It is getting on midnight--let's all go to bed!"

get on, be on
appear in a show, on T.V. or radio; "The news won't be on tonight"

get out
express with difficulty; "I managed to get out a few words"

get over
to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end; "Let's get this job over with"; "It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task"

get through, come through
succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems; "We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"

get through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, polish off, clear up, finish up
finish a task completely; "I finally got through this homework assignment"

get to
arrive at the point of; "She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long"

get up
cause to rise; "The sergeant got us up at 2 A.M."

get up, turn out, arise, uprise, rise
get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night"

get well, get over, bounce back
improve in health; "He got well fast"

give away
formally hand over to the bridegroom in marriage; of a bride by her father

give away
make a gift of; "She gave away her antique furniture"

give off
have as a by-product; "The big cities gave off so many wonderful American qualities"

give up, allow
allow the other (baseball) team to score; "give up a run"

give way, yield
end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"

gloss over, skate over, smooth over, slur over, skimp over
treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly

go ahead, plow ahead
proceed (with a plan of action); "He went ahead with the project"

go around
be sufficient; "There's not enough to go around"

go around, spread, circulate
become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"

go back, date back, date from
belong to an earlier time; "This story dates back 200 years"

go by
be or act in accordance with; "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"

go by, go under
be called; go by a certain name; "She goes by her maiden name again"

go down
be defeated; "If America goes down, the free world will go down, too"

go down
be ingested; "This wine sure goes down well"; "The food wouldn't go down"

go down
be recorded or remembered; "She will go down as the first feminist"

go into
be used or required for; "A lot of energy went into the organization of this banquet"

go off
be discharged or activated; "the explosive devices went off"

go off
stop running, functioning, or operating; "Our power went off during the hurricane"

go off, come off, go over
happen in a particular manner; "how did your talk go over?"

go on, come up, come on
start running, functioning, or operating; "the lights went on"; "the computer came up"

go out
become extinguished; "The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"

go out
go out of fashion; become unfashionable

go out
leave the house to go somewhere; "We never went out when our children were small"

go out
take the field; "The soldiers went out on missions"

go steady, go out, date, see
date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"

go to bed, turn in, bed, crawl in, kip down, hit the hay, hit the sack, sack out, go to sleep, retire
prepare for sleep; "I usually turn in at midnight"; "He goes to bed at the crack of dawn"

go up
be erected, built, or constructed; "New buildings are going up everywhere"

go, go away, depart
move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon"

gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out
overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"

grasp, hold on
hold firmly

grind out, crank out
produce in a routine or monotonous manner; "We have to crank out publications in order to receive funding"

grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire
be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"

grow up
become an adult

gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across
fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"







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