Useful Phrasal Verbs with GET


Phrasal Verbs with GET

Increase your English vocabulary and fluency by learning these important Phrasal Verbs with GET.

Get (something) across -

to make people understand something

Example: "Do you think I managed to get my idea across in the meeting?"



Get along / Get along with (somebody) -

to have a friendly relationship with someone

Example: "My father and I don't get along."



Get around -

1) to travel to a lot of places

Example: "He has travelled all over Europe. He gets around quite a bit."


2) to become known (if new gets around, a lot of people hear it)

Example: "The rumours about her arrest got around quickly."


3) (get around something) - to overcome a problem or difficulty

Example: "There are a few ways of getting around the tax rules."


Get at (something) -

1) to manage to reach or touch something

Example: "Could you get that box down from the top shelf please? I can't get at it."



2) to try to suggest something indirectly (to imply something)

Example: "What exactly are you getting at?"


Get (somebody) down -

to cause someone to feel unhappy or depressed

Example: "My cat ran away and it really got me down."



Get down to (something) -

1) to start doing something seriously or with a concentrated effort

Example: "I should head towards the office. I have some work I need to get down to."


2) to have only a few things left to use or deal with

Example: "I had a long list of tasks to accomplish today, but I've managed to get it down to the last few."


Get off (something) -

to leave a bus, plane, or train

Example: "I'm getting off at the next stop."



Get up / Get (somebody) up -

to get out of bed / to get somebody out of bed

Example: "She has to get up early tomorrow."



Get up / Get (somebody) up -

1) to avoid doing something that you do not want to do, especially by giving an excuse

Example: "I've got a work meeting on Friday evening, but I'm trying to get out of it."



2) to physically remove yourself from somewhere or something

Example: "Get out of the car and put your hands on your head right now!"


Get over (somebody) -

to recover from an unpleasant or unhappy experience or an illness

Example: "It took me a long time to get over the shock of his death."


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