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  1. a simple past tense and past participle of get.

auxiliary verb
  1. Informal. must; have got (followed by an infinitive).

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See get.

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British Dictionary definitions for got


/ (ɡɒt) /

  1. the past tense and past participle of get

  2. have got

    • 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

  1. have got it bad or have got it badly informal to be infatuated

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