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Contraction of got to: I gotta go home.
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vb, contraction of
got to
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(ˈgɒt ə)
Pron. Spelling.
got to.
usage: See get.
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[ˈgɒtə] vi (esp Am) (= have got to) I gotta get dresseddevo vestirmi
I've gotta get back → devo tornare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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There are more important things ya gotta attend to.