1. To improve in some way, ability, or area. I haven't been practicing yoga for very long, but I'm starting to get better at it. Thank goodness our profit margins have gotten better this quarter. My range of motion is finally starting to get better—physical therapy is really helping.
2. To recover from an illness. Ugh, I've already been sick with the flu for a week—when will I get better?
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to improve. I had a bad cold, but it's getting better. Business was bad last year, but it's getting better. I'm sorry you're ill. I hope you get better.
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Improve; recover one's health. For example, I just started studying Japanese, and I hope to get better soon, or The doctor said I could expect to get better within a couple of days. Also see get well.
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