I know there are a lot of meanings to the verb "get", so I am unable to understand which one is used in the following sentence:
They had a baby which was different, so it got to live.
I know that "get to" can be:
- allowed to,
- have a chance to, or
- become (eventually)
But neither works for me. Maybe the first one would make sense. Or should it be "have got to"? That would make sense, but I thought I had to use it with "have".