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I have heard a sentence "We got you surrounded", what would be difference between "We surrounded you"? I believe the first one implies that it has just been done, i.e. reaching certain condition, state.

I think the same sentence could be intepreted like this: We got you surrounded = we did nothing but we got people to surround you.

Also what dictionary entry would be this usage of GET? I would be happy for reference (e.g. internet Webster or Oxford). My guess is "cause something to become ...", like "I got it fixed" or "get it clean".

Related question: Could I say "We got you look nice", meaning we caused you look nice (e.g. stylists saying to a customer)?

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marked as duplicate by tchrist, FumbleFingers, Kristina Lopez, mplungjan, Mitch Jul 2 '13 at 21:39

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It means we have you surrounded. – terdon Jul 2 '13 at 18:20
"We got you surrounded" means the same as "We have you surrounded" and "You are surrounded" (if used in the same context as the previous examples - in other words, law enforcement has some bad people surrounded, thereby preventing escape.) – Kristina Lopez Jul 2 '13 at 18:20
There is an implicit have missing. We have got you surrounded – mplungjan Jul 2 '13 at 18:39
"Cause to become/Cause to come to be" is right on. This is a causative use of get in its sense as the inchoative form of be. Since get is also the inchoative form of have, there are a lot of opportunities for confusion. – John Lawler Jul 2 '13 at 18:44
Usually there's an implied have, but not in, for example, "We got you surrounded and then we started shooting. You say you were unarmed, but we're still gonna charge you with homicide on account of all those brave cops who got caught in the crossfire." – FumbleFingers Jul 2 '13 at 21:51