get together

get together
noun
a small informal social gathering
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there was an informal meeting in my living room

Syn: ↑meeting
Derivationally related forms: ↑meet (for: ↑meeting)
Hypernyms: ↑social gathering, ↑social affair
Hyponyms:
verb
1. get people together (Freq. 1)
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assemble your colleagues

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get together all those who are interested in the project

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gather the close family members

Syn: ↑assemble, ↑gather
Derivationally related forms: ↑gathering (for: ↑gather), ↑assemblage (for: ↑assemble)
Hyponyms: ↑make
Cause: ↑meet, ↑gather, ↑assemble, ↑forgather, ↑foregather
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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They want to get together the prisoners

2. get together socially or for a specific purpose (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑meet
Derivationally related forms: ↑meet (for: ↑meet), ↑meeter (for: ↑meet), ↑meeting (for: ↑meet)
Hyponyms:
pick up, ↑reunite, ↑rendezvous, ↑visit, ↑call in, ↑call, ↑celebrate, ↑fete
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

3. work together on a common enterprise of project (Freq. 1)
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The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well

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We joined forces with another research group

Syn: ↑collaborate, ↑join forces, ↑cooperate
Derivationally related forms: ↑cooperative (for: ↑cooperate), ↑cooperation (for: ↑cooperate), ↑cooperator (for: ↑cooperate), ↑collaborative (for: ↑collaborate), ↑collaboration (for: ↑collaborate), ↑collaborator (for: ↑collaborate)
Hypernyms: ↑work
Hyponyms: ↑collaborate, ↑play along, ↑go along
Verb Group: ↑collaborate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

4. become part of; become a member of a group or organization
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He joined the Communist Party as a young man

Syn: ↑join, ↑fall in
Derivationally related forms: ↑joiner (for: ↑join)
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑join)
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Somebody ——s somebody

(for: ↑join)

* * *

gather or assemble socially or to cooperate

* * *

get together [phrasal verb]
1 a : to meet and spend time together

I'd like to get together with you soon.

He often gets together with his friends after work.

1 b : to begin to have a sexual or romantic relationship

He and his wife first got together in college.

1 c get (people) together : to cause (people) to meet or to have a relationship

Their shared interest in photography is what got them together.

2 : to agree to do or accept something
— often + on

The two sides have been unable to get together on a new contract.

3 get together (things or people) or get (things or people) together : to collect (things) or gather (people) into one place or group

He got together [=assembled] a great art collection.

The government got together a group of experts to study the problem.

We're still trying to get together [=obtain] the money we need to buy a new car.

4 a or get your life together : to begin to live in a good and sensible way : to stop being confused, foolish, etc.

His life got much better when he stopped drinking and got his act together.

4 b : to begin to function in a skillful or effective way

The company finally got its act together and started making a profit this year.

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Main Entry:get

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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