What does 'get' mean in the following sentences?

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What does 'get' mean in the following sentences?
Am I right in thinking these are questions about tense? Can anyone help explain these to me. :cry:

a. He got a new car last week.

b. I managed to get the wine.

c. He got really brown on holiday.

d. I got a train from Victoria.

e. I didn't get what he said.

f. We got there late.

g. Could you get me a drink?

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The word get is quite versatile and is used many ways by native speakers. The basic meaning is to acquire, or obtain, but there are a few others.

He got a new car last week.

He acquired a new car. (Now he has a new car.)

I managed to get the wine.

I sought and obtained the wine. Through my actions I came into possession of the wine.

He got really brown on holiday.

He acquired a tan while on holiday.

I got a train from Victoria.

I took a train from Victoria to my destination. I rode the train from Victoria to where I got off.

I didn't get what he said.

I didn't understand what he said.

We got there late.

We arrived there late.

Could you get me a drink?

Could you obtain a drink for me? Could you bring me a drink?

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Hi,

thank you, the answers are so simple. I thought I needed to address the questions from a 'tense' perspective.

I think, in my mind, I over complicated the questions.

Thanks for your help

ej
 

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So, would you say that you get it?

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