Definition of 'gist'
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Anyway, you get the gist. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They didn't get the gist, but they like the song. The Sun (2016)And the gist of his message will be? Times, Sunday Times (2012)They just need to be run a little bit better is the gist of his argument. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The visitor soon gets the gist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They'd get the gist pretty quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Do you feel others are not getting the gist of what you're saying? The Sun (2015)Anyway, you get the gist. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So I am always very keen to get the gist! Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are as one, uni... you get my gist. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There's no dialogue, but we get the gist. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He doesn't have to write exactly what it says in the dictionary, just the general gist. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The basic gist is that, if you want something, ask the universe and it will deliver. The Sun (2010)THE basic gist of this is to kill a room of enemies as quickly as possible, over and over again. The Sun (2013)The gist of his argument was'you see other teams do it and we need to do it as well'. The Sun (2011)We get a steady trickle of critical letters whose general gist is'Why did you write that, when you could have written this? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The gist of the story is valid, and the argument one I support. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You get the gist of what I'm saying. Christianity Today (2000)
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Used Occasionally. gist is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'gist'
British English: gist NOUN
the gist of The gist of a speech, conversation, or piece of writing is its general meaning.
He related the gist of his conversation to this man.
Definition of gist from the Collins English Dictionary
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