“My work has gotten a big audience online, sort of by accident,” he said.
Perhaps after years they have gotten sloppy and overconfident.
Already, 6.6 million people have gotten insurance under this provision.
With no premiere date in sight, eager readers have gotten creative.
And the competition to build the best of the bunch has gotten heated.
Sir, are you satisfied with these consequences of the agitation you have gotten up?
That he had gotten it as a reward for some deed of darkness he did not doubt.
I've gotten permission to take some observations from the surface.
She knew the little girls would ask her if she had gotten a valentine.
Port Sandor had just gotten all of Steve Ravick that anybody could take.
c.1200, from Old Norse geta "to obtain, reach; to beget; to guess right" (past tense gatum, past participle getenn), from Proto-Germanic *getan (cf. Old Swedish gissa "to guess," literally "to try to get"), from PIE root *ghend- "seize, take" (cf. Greek khandanein "to hold, contain," Lithuanian godetis "be eager," second element in Latin prehendere "to grasp, seize," Welsh gannu "to hold, contain," Old Church Slavonic gadati "to guess, suppose"). Meaning "to seize mentally, grasp" is from 1892.
Old English, as well as Dutch and Frisian, had the root only in compounds (e.g. begietan "to beget," see beget; forgietan "to forget," see forget). Vestiges of Old English cognate *gietan remain obliquely in past participle gotten and original past tense gat. The word and phrases built on it take up 29 columns in the OED 2nd edition. Related: Getting.
Get wind of "become acquainted with" is from 1840, from earlier to get wind "to get out, become known" (1722). Get out, as a command to go away, is from 1711. Get-rich-quick (adj.) attested from 1904, first in O. Henry. To get out of hand originally (1765) meant "to advance beyond the need for guidance;" sense of "to break free, run wild" is from 1892, from horses. To get on (someone's) nerves is attested by 1970.
early 14c., "offspring," from get (v.). Meaning "what is got, booty" is from 14c.