get somebody

hhtt21

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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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hhtt21

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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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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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