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    Quote from cnn news:
    "I knew he wanted me to go. I prayed and in some cases, when there's water in front, and there's water to the left and water to the right, and the trees and brush and bushes, and I said which way to go? And I looked up and he said go that way.
    And I'm looking at water. I said, Lord, you sure? He said I gotcha. And as soon as I started walking, the ground under the water was solid, so again it's only about a foot and a half deep. "
    My question is what does "I gotcha" mean here? Notmally it mean I understand,but does it fit in the context?
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    Default Re: I gotcha

    I gotcha = I have got you. (Meaning , I have caught you or got hold of you)

    These spellings 'gotcha' and 'wanna' etc., should be reserved for comic books

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    Default Re: I gotcha

    Quote Originally Posted by leonwool View Post
    I gotcha = I have got you. (Meaning , I have caught you or got hold of you)

    These spellings 'gotcha' and 'wanna' etc., should be reserved for comic books
    Have you read the quote?
    does it fit in the context?I have caught you? god has caught him?for what?does it make sense?

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    Default Re: I gotcha

    I think it would make it more clearer if you expanded it to: "He said I gotcha ya back".

    In other words, "I am watching over you (and I will deliver my messages through hiphop speak as your mind cannot comprehend anything else)".

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