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    get somebody

    What does "get somebody" mean? Is it an idiom? I know this from game and movie of the Robocop.

    In the movie, when they fall down metals into the Robocop a man cries to his friend "I got him Clerance." And in the game the man who wants Robocop to die gives Cobra guns Clerance and says "This is your last chance Clerance! Take this cobra guns and get robocop."

    It's through the end of the vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swykWVwtUvk

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    Re: get somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    15. verbIf you get a person or animal, you succeed in catching, killing, or hitting them.
    Take it easy. We've got him. He's not going to kill anyone else.

    https://www.collinsdictionary.com/di...ry/english/get
    But hitting is confusing. How hitting?

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    Re: get somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Look! I'm a sniper. I'm dressed in 'camo' and I'm lying in the brush with my scoped .300 Win Mag. I'm out to get 'Wun Hung Lo" (he was named after a birth defect). I carefully adjust the scope for windage. I aim and gently squeeze the trigger. I fire. Wun Hung Lo bites the dust. "I HIT 'IM." I GOT Wun Hung Lo!

    Does this clear it up for you?
    Yes it's much clear now but might not hitting be more comprehensive? Cannot it be hitting with a big stick to one's head? Or hitting a punch if the person who hits the punch is a reigning boxing champion I cannot think the hitted one.

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    Re: get somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Look! I'm a sniper. I'm dressed in 'camo' and I'm lying in the brush with my scoped .300 Win Mag.
    The meanings of lie are very close to each other. Which one is yours in the link?

    http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?w=lie

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    Re: get somebody

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    But is it "lying in the brush" or "lying in the bush". You used "brush".

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    Re: get somebody

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    But is it "lying in the brush" or "lying in the bush". You used "brush".

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    Lying in the brush is possible. So is lying in the bushes. But lying in the bush is not, at least in my dialect.

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