a simple past tense and past participle of get.
Informal. must; have got (followed by an infinitive).
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How to use got in a sentence
So you have to find your moments where you may not get the feedback that you want, but you got to walk away knowing that you did everything that you can to bring that character alive.Sitcom Queen Tichina Arnold Got Funny to Avoid Spankings | Pallabi Munsi | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
She’s persistent in some good ways, in some bad ways, but you got to give her credit for what she’s done.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 31, 2020 | Ozy
When there’s blood in the water, when it looks like everything’s terrible, you got to buy.How CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin Would Close the Wealth Gap | Eromo Egbejule | August 26, 2020 | Ozy
I got to work by finding out where I could link to our guide internally from as many relevant posts on our blog as possible.Google advanced search: Six powerful tips for better SEO | Aditya Sheth | June 30, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
When he says this, entrepreneurs just leap out of the woodwork and they say, “You know, you got to be optimistic to get anything done!”
Hair Cressida: Tousled, shoulder-length, just-got-out-of-bed blonde mop.Cressida Bonas vs. Cara Delevingne: A Differentiation Guide to Two Celebrity English Roses | Tom Sykes | June 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cara: Tousled, shoulder-length, just-got-out-of-bed blonde mop.Cressida Bonas vs. Cara Delevingne: A Differentiation Guide to Two Celebrity English Roses | Tom Sykes | June 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Let's not lose sight of the other leg--the I-was-CEO-I-wasn't-in-charge-I-retired-retroactively-but-I-still-got-paid leg.
Timothy Geithner has become America's latest if-only-we-got-rid-of-him-it'd-all-be-better bogeyman.
But what I can see is that Geithner has become America's latest if-only-we-got-rid-of-him-it'd-all-be-better bogeyman.
And a handsomely got-up pamphlet, illustrated with woodcuts, was placed in my hands, and I began to study the pages.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
Smart, well-got-up young fellow, with a taste for the good things of life, but a trifle thin in the wearing parts.Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
This is taking the wise in their own craftiness, I reckon: and richly you deserve to lose all your ill-got hoard.The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper | Martin Farquhar Tupper
There's not an avenin' but I thinks to meself: Now, me dear, yu've a-got one more to fennish, an' then yu'll 'eve yore cup o' tea.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays) | John Galsworthy
The handsome and expensively got-up publications inaugurated by Mr. Ackermann, began to occupy our artist in 1799.Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume | Joseph Grego
British Dictionary definitions for got
the past tense and past participle of get
to possess: he has got three apples
(takes an infinitive) used as an auxiliary to express compulsion felt to be imposed by or upon the speaker: I've got to get a new coat
have got it bad or have got it badly informal to be infatuated
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