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get

Informal (in tennis) a successful return of a shot that was difficult to reach

get

[get]
(computer science)
An instruction in a computer program to read data from a file.
(industrial engineering)
A combination of two or more of the elemental motions of search, select, grasp, transport empty, and transport loaded; applied to time-motion studies.

get

(1) In programming, a request for the next record in an input file. Contrast with put.

(2) An FTP command used to download a file from a server or to display the contents of a text file. See ftp commands.

(3) (GET) An HTTP command used to retrieve data from a Web server. See HTTP GET.
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Colour printing quality and design are of a high standard, and it gets off to a good start with a picture of the beautifully restored Schminke House on the cover.
They do matter, he said -- when a deal gets off to a poor start, statistics show that it under-performs against competitors.
The Vatican is preparing a point-by-point refutation of the new film, which will be distributed worldwide before the film gets off the ground.
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Normal unemployment benefit guidelines are waived so that participants continue to receive a stipend equal to their unemployment compensation for up to 24 weeks while their business gets off the ground.
The safari gets off to a good start, but in nearby Angola, rebels pressed by government troops, pillage to survive.
An innocent man gets shot at point blank range seven times in the head and the boss gets off.