get by effort

get by effort
index attain, earn

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  • get — [get; ] also, although it is considered nonstandard by some [, git] vt. GOT, gotten, getting: see usage note at GOTTEN got, got [ME geten < ON geta, to get, beget, akin to OE gietan (see BEGET, FORGET), Ger gessen in vergessen, forget < IE… …   English World dictionary

  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • get your teeth into something — informal phrase to put a lot of your time and energy into something that is interesting because it needs a lot of effort and skill I’d like a project that I can really get my teeth into. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get a grip (on yourself) — spoken phrase to make an effort to control your emotions or your behaviour For goodness’ sake, get a grip on yourself. Thesaurus: to stop, control or not show emotionssynonym controlling behaviour and self controlsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • get — /get/ verb past tense got, past participle got especially BrE gotten especially AmE present participle getting RECEIVE/OBTAIN 1 RECEIVE (transitive not in passive) to be given or receive something: Sharon always seems to get loads of mail. | Why… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Get — (g[e^]t), v. i. 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased. [1913 Webster] We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To arrive at, or bring one s self into, a state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effort — effort, exertion, pains, trouble mean the active use or expenditure of physical or mental power in producing or attempting to produce a desired result. Effort may suggest either a single action or continued activity, but it usually implies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Get Together (Chet Powers song) — Get Together, also known as Let s Get Together, is a song written in the early 1960s by American singer songwriter Chet Powers (aka Dino Valente). The song is an appeal for peace and brotherhood, presenting the polarity of love versus fear, and… …   Wikipedia

  • effort — [ef′ərt] n. [Fr < OFr esforz < esforcier, to make an effort < VL * exfortiare < ex , intens. + * fortiare: see FORCE] 1. the using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power 2. a try, esp. a hard try;… …   English World dictionary

  • get — 1 Get, obtain, procure, secure, acquire, gain, win are comparable and often interchangeable when they mean to come into possession of. Get is very general in its meaning and simple and familiar in its use. Thus, one may get something by fetching… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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