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When you say "got it", what is it short for?

Is it for:

  • I have it?
  • I have got it?
  • I have gotten it?
  • I got it? (Is this even valid?)
  • Something else?

Also: What is the tense of the verb?

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It stands for :

I have got it!

It means that you have got the meaning of something, understood something or obtained something

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@Ham: Hm ok... what's the tense? Present perfect? –  Mehrdad Jun 30 '11 at 6:38
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Yes, present perfect : "have" –  Thursagen Jun 30 '11 at 6:39
    
@Ham: +1 thanks for the info! –  Mehrdad Jun 30 '11 at 6:46
    
+1. It can also be used for physical objects too, as well as understanding: "Have you found the torch yet? No, still searching... got it!" –  psmears Jun 30 '11 at 7:22
    
@psmears, cool added that in... –  Thursagen Jun 30 '11 at 7:24
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