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get

 on
1. to get along; to thrive. Well, how are you two getting on? We are getting on okay.
2. Go to get on something and get on (with someone).

get something

 and get it 
1. to receive punishment. Bill broke the window, and he's really going to get it. John got it for arriving late at school.
2. to receive the meaning of a joke; to understand a joke. John told a joke, but I didn't get it. Bob laughed very hard, but Mary didn't get it.

get something (for an amount of money)

to buy something for a certain amount of money. I got my car for only $1500. She got her dinner for a song.

get

/have the best of
To outdo or outwit; defeat: My opponent got the best of me in the debate.

get

/have the better of
To outdo or outwit; defeat.

get

/have the drop on
To achieve a distinct advantage over.

get

/lay (one's) hands on
To get possession of; acquire or obtain.

get

/have (someone's) number
To determine or know someone's real character or motives.

get

/sink (one's) teeth into Slang
To be actively involved in; get a firm grasp of.

get

/put it all together Slang
To unify and harmonize one's resources so as to perform with maximal effectiveness.

get

/have the worst of it
To suffer a defeat or disadvantage.
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Beyond Chicago we were under the protection of a friendly passenger conductor, who knew all about the country to which we were going and gave us a great deal of advice in exchange for our confidence.
He is said to be a Canadian too; and yet he served with our friends the Mohawks, who, as you know, are one of the six allied nations.
At last we rose and dressed; and Queequeg, taking a prodigiously hearty breakfast of chowders of all sorts, so that the landlady should not make much profit by reason of his Ramadan, we sallied out to board the Pequod, sauntering along, and picking our teeth with halibut bones.
I don't know what hare; likely enough it may be one of our own hares out of the woods; any hare they can find will do for the dogs and men to run after;" and before long the dogs began their "yo
Of course, I knew you never meant to sell any of our people,--least of all, to such a fellow.
Thus, under the name of Order and Civil Government, we are all made at last to pay homage to and support our own meanness.
Here is this vast, savage, hovering mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man--a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit.
Remember the warning you have received keep secret what has this night befallen you, and you will have no room to repent it neglect what is now told you, and the Tower of London shall not protect you against our revenge.
I followed him in, and I remember observing the contrast the neat, bright doctor, with his powder as white as snow and his bright, black eyes and pleasant manners, made with the coltish country folk, and above all, with that filthy, heavy, bleared scarecrow of a pirate of ours, sitting, far gone in rum, with his arms on the table.
They are dressed by men till four years of age, and then are obliged to dress themselves, although their quality be ever so great; and the women attendant, who are aged proportionably to ours at fifty, perform only the most menial offices.
Another twice as big as ours which they breed to kill, fattening them with the milk of three or four cows.
They obeyed, and Don Quixote, Sancho, and Roque, left by themselves, waited to see what the squires brought, and while they were waiting Roque said to Don Quixote, "It must seem a strange sort of life to Senor Don Quixote, this of ours, strange adventures, strange incidents, and all full of danger; and I do not wonder that it should seem so, for in truth I must own there is no mode of life more restless or anxious than ours.
And this proves not only that the brutes have less reason than man, but that they have none at all: for we see that very little is required to enable a person to speak; and since a certain inequality of capacity is observable among animals of the same species, as well as among men, and since some are more capable of being instructed than others, it is incredible that the most perfect ape or parrot of its species, should not in this be equal to the most stupid infant of its kind or at least to one that was crack-brained, unless the soul of brutes were of a nature wholly different from ours.
We did not think you would start to explore this island of ours without telling us," he said; and then, "I was afraid--But--what--Hullo
Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.