What is Get a break?
Get a break definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object), got or (Archaic) gat; got or gotA.ten; getA.ting.
to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension.
to cause to be in one’s possession or succeed in having available for one’s use or enjoyment; obtain; acquire: to get a good price after bargaining; to get oil by drilling; to get information.
to go after, take hold of, and bring (something) for one’s own or for another’s purposes; fetch: Would you get the milk from the refrigerator for me?
to cause or cause to become, to do, to move, etc., as specified; effect: to get one’s hair cut; to get a person drunk; to get a fire to burn; to get a dog out of a room.
to communicate or establish communication with over a distance; reach: You can always get me by telephone.
to hear or hear clearly: I didn’t get your last name.
to acquire a mental grasp or command of; learn: to get a lesson.
to capture; seize: Get him before he escapes!
to receive as a punishment or sentence: to get a spanking; to get 20 years in jail.
to prevail on; influence or persuade: We’ll get him to go with us.
to prepare; make ready: to get dinner.
(especially of animals) to beget.
Informal. to affect emotionally: Her pleas got me.
to hit, strike, or wound: The bullet got him in the leg.
Informal. to kill.
Informal. to take vengeance on: I’ll get you yet!
to catch or be afflicted with; come down with or suffer from: He got malaria while living in the tropics. She gets butterflies before every performance.
Informal. to puzzle; irritate; annoy: Their silly remarks get me.
Informal. to understand; comprehend: I don’t get the joke. This report may be crystal-clear to a scientist, but I don’t get it.
verb (used without object), got or (Archaic) gat; got or gotA.ten; getA.ting.
to come to a specified place; arrive; reach: to get home late.
to succeed, become enabled, or be permitted: You get to meet a lot of interesting people.
to become or to cause oneself to become as specified; reach a certain condition: to get angry; to get sick.
(used as an auxiliary verb followed by a past participle to form the passive): to get married; to get elected; to get hit by a car.
to succeed in coming, going, arriving at, visiting, etc. (usually followed by away, in, into, out, etc.): I don’t get into town very often.
to bear, endure, or survive (usually followed by through or over): Can he get through another bad winter?
to earn money; gain.
Informal. to leave promptly; scram: He told us to get.
to start or enter upon the action of (followed by a present participle expressing action): to get moving; Get rolling.
an offspring or the total of the offspring, especially of a male animal: the get of a stallion.
a return of a ball, as in tennis, that would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent.
British Slang. something earned, as salary, profits, etc.: What’s your week’s get? a child born out of wedlock.
get about, to move about; be active: He gets about with difficulty since his illness. to become known; spread: It was supposed to be a secret, but somehow it got about. to be socially active: She’s been getting about much more since her family moved to the city.
Also get around.
get across, to make or become understandable; communicate: to get a lesson across to students. to be convincing about; impress upon others: The fire chief got across forcefully the fact that turning in a false alarm is a serious offense.
get ahead, to be successful, as in business or society: She got ahead by sheer determination.
get ahead of, to move forward of, as in traveling: The taxi got ahead of her after the light changed. to surpass; outdo: He refused to let anyone get ahead of him in business.
get along, to go away; leave. get on.
get around, to circumvent; outwit. to ingratiate oneself with (someone) through flattery or cajolery. to travel from place to place; circulate: I don’t get around much anymore. get about.
get at, to reach; touch: to stretch in order to get at a top shelf. to suggest, hint at, or imply; intimate: What are you getting at? to discover; determine: to get at the root of a problem.Informal. to influence by surreptitious or illegal means; bribe: The gangsters couldn’t get at the mayor.
get away, to escape; flee: He tried to get away, but the crowd was too dense. to start out; leave: The racehorses got away from the starting gate.
get away with, to perpetrate or accomplish without detection or punishment: Some people lie and cheat and always seem to get away with it.
get by, to succeed in going past: to get by a police barricade. to manage to exist, survive, continue in business, etc., in spite of difficulties. to evade the notice of: He doesn’t let much get by him.
get down, to bring or come down; descend: The kitten climbed the tree, but then couldn’t get down again. to concentrate; attend: to get down to the matter at hand. to depress; discourage; fatigue: Nothing gets me down so much as a rainy day. to swallow: The pill was so large that he couldn’t get it down. to relax and enjoy oneself completely; be uninhibited in one’s enjoyment: getting down with a bunch of old friends.
get in, to go into a place; enter: He forgot his key and couldn’t get in. to arrive; come: They both got in on the same train. to become associated with: He got in with a bad crowd. to be chosen or accepted, as for office, membership, etc.: As secretary of the club, his friend made sure that he got in. to become implicated in: By embezzling money to pay his gambling debts quickly, he was getting in further and further.
get off, to escape the consequences of or punishment for one’s actions. to help (someone) escape punishment: A good lawyer might get you off. to begin a journey; leave: He got off on the noon flight. to leave (a train, plane, etc.); dismount from (a horse); alight. to tell (a joke); express (an opinion): The comedian got off a couple of good ones.Informal. to have the effrontery: Where does he get off telling me how to behave?Slang: Vulgar. to experience orgasm. to experience or cause to experience a high from or as if from a drug. to cause to feel pleasure, enthusiasm, or excitement: a new rock group that gets everyone off.
get on/along, to make progress; proceed; advance. to have sufficient means to manage, survive, or fare. to be on good terms; agree: She simply can’t get on with her brothers. to advance in age: He is getting on in years.
get out, to leave (often followed by of): Get out of here! We had to get out of the bus at San Antonio. to become publicly known: We mustn’t let this story get out. to withdraw or retire (often followed by of): He decided to get out of the dry goods business. to produce or complete: Let’s get this work out!
get over, to recover from: to get over an illness. get across.
get through, to succeed, as in meeting, reaching, or contacting by telephone (usually followed by to): I tried to call you last night, but I couldn’t get through. to complete; finish: How he ever got through college is a mystery. to make oneself understood: One simply cannot get through to her.
get to, to get in touch or into communication with; contact: It was too late by the time he got to the authorities.Informal. to make an impression on; affect: This music really gets to you. to begin: When he gets to telling stories about the war, there’s no stopping him.