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    In the sentence below, what does "get a charge" mean?

    Some people like conflict—they get a charge out of it. I actually seek to end it.

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    It energizes them. They enjoy it.

    {not a teacher}

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    Not a teacher.

    To "get a charge" out of something means you are emotionally excited about it.

    "Some people like conflict—they get a charge out of it. I actually seek to end it."
    This author is trying to say that some people get more excited about war than anyone should. They are probably referring to the "glory of war" mentality. Their second sentence shows that the author feels that these people are responsible for the continuation of wars while they are dedicated to stopping it.

    Hope this helps.

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    they have pleasure in conflict

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