gotten gotten  /ˈɡɑ tən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  2. (v) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  3. (v) enter or assume a certain state or condition
  4. (v) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
  5. (v) receive a specified treatment (abstract)
  6. (v) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
  7. (v) go or come after and bring or take back
  8. (v) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
  9. (v) take vengeance on or get even
  10. (v) achieve a point or goal
  11. (v) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  12. (v) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
  13. (v) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  14. (v) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
  15. (v) communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone
  16. (v) give certain properties to something
  17. (v) move into a desired direction of discourse
  18. (v) grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
  19. (v) attract and fix
  20. (v) reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
  21. (v) reach by calculation
  22. (v) acquire as a result of some effort or action
  23. (v) purchase
  24. (v) perceive by hearing
  25. (v) suffer from the receipt of
  26. (v) receive as a retribution or punishment
  27. (v) leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
  28. (v) reach and board
  29. (v) irritate
  30. (v) evoke an emotional response
  31. (v) apprehend and reproduce accurately
  32. (v) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
  33. (v) overcome or destroy
  34. (v) be a mystery or bewildering to
  35. (v) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
  36. (v) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
  37. (v) make children

Usage(s):

  1. They see the developed world as having gotten rich one way and trying to change the rules just as China is on the brink of joining the club.
  2. A borrower with a 680 credit score who a year ago could have gotten by with a 5% down payment might now have to pony up 15%.
  3. Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling are very lucky Bill Clinton's diplomacy skills haven't gotten rusty.

News

  1. Baby on board: How NASCAR saved my daughter

    The greatest quote I have ever gotten and ever will get happened not in a locker room, but in the lobby of a hospital. It came from my very much in-labor wife. “Something is out,” she said. Like any good reporter, I asked a follow-up question. “What do you mean, something is out?” So I yanked my wife’s pants down, right there in the lobby of the hospital. My wife was fully dressed, bundled in a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Who Is Ryan Seacrest's Mystery Woman?

    It seems that Ryan Seacrest has gotten over his breakup with Dancing with the Stars vet Julianne Hough. He was seen out recently with another human female, at some sort of concert or something in Los Angeles. Well, he was apparently "overheard" saying he is "single and loving it," but no one has actually ever said "single and loving it" so we're just going to have to chalk that up to Page Six ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Detroit’s Most Hated Athletes

    Jose Valverde has gotten all of Detroit riled up with his horrific performances the last ten days. With that said he did inspire the Stoney and Bill show to come up with our latest Mt.Rushmore. […]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit

Quotes

  1. "It's gotten ridiculous," Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said to ESPN. "It's almost like a parody of itself, this whole situation now. Come on, an hour long? It takes 15 seconds to say I've decided to stay in Cleveland but we've got another 59...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

  2. "He has gotten a free pass," Gilbert said in the interview "People have covered up for [James] for way too long. Tonight we saw who he really is."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Dan Gilbert Source: SB Nation

  3. Bush said the program is useful because "we have gotten information from these high-value detainees" that helped thwart attacks.
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Bloomberg

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