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gotta

[got-uh] /ˈgɒt ə/
Pronunciation Spelling.
1.
got to; have got to.
Usage note
See get.
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Examples from the web for gotta
  • Full of soul, it's the kind of music you gotta dance to-unless there's something wrong with you.
  • Here are all the gotta-get-it items for savvy outdoor fanatics this holiday season.
  • Well, this is a little tricky, because you gotta maintain the right syllable count.
  • If you wanna catch a lot of fish, you've gotta take an aggressive approach.
  • It's pretty much the only job on the crew where you gotta practice twenty or thirty years to be able to do what they do.
  • It might help you in other avenues in your life, but still, it's gotta come back to you wanting it.
  • Seriously, though, this unit's gotta have to have some serious metallurgical engineering built in.
  • So you gotta take an hour break til the next train to do what you gotta do.
  • All you gotta do is print zillions of dollars and buy up the world.
  • It's absolutely gotta work right out of the box, you can't go up and fix it when something goes wrong.
British Dictionary definitions for gotta

gotta

/ˈɡɒtə/
verb, contraction (slang)
1.
got to
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Word Origin and History for gotta

attempt to represent the casual pronunciation of got to, attested from 1885.

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