To get by special effort; obtain or acquire:
To receive (interest, dividends, etc.) as a return
To deserve or call for; require:
To be successful in coming or going:
To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
To be worthy or deserving:
To get by labor; earn
To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
(--- U.S. Navy) To assign a rate to
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