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The Web Ratna awards are constituted by _________?

Soil that is heated by geysers are now making it possible to produce bananas in Iceland      .. More >>

1.possessing material wealth
2.having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
3.of great worth or quality
4.marked by great fruitfulness
6.very productive
7.high in mineral content
8.suggestive of or characterized by great expense
9.marked by richness and fullness of flavor 10.highly seasoned or containing large amounts of choice ingredients such as butter or sugar or eggs 11.pleasantly full and mellow 12.affording an abundant supply      .. More >>

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Get seems to be used all the time in spoken English. It has the following basic meanings:

ē receive, obtain or buy something, e.g. Please get me a newspaper when youíre in town;
I got a letter from John today; She got top marks in her exam.
ē show a change in position - move or be moved, e.g. How are you getting home tonight?
ē show a change in state - become or make, e.g. We are all getting older if not wiser.

Get also has a number of other more specific meanings.
- Itís my turn to get dinner tonight, [prepare a meal]
- I donít get it. Why did he speak like that? [understand]
- His behaviour really gets me at times, [annoy]

The table below shows just some of the phrasal verbs based on get.

Here are some other expressions based on get.

- You seem to have got out of bed on the wrong side today, [be in a bad mood]
- The meeting got off to a good/bad start with JRís speech, [started well/badly]
- Iím organising a little get-together. I hope you can come, [informal meeting/party]
- When their relationship ended he got rid of everything that reminded him of her. [threw away, destroyed]
- Iím going to get my own back on her somehow, [take my revenge]
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