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Phrasal verbs "to get"

Phrasal verbs "to get"

Date: Oct 04 2007

Topic: Vocabulary

Author: rhyme_reason


Using the verb 'to get' combined with particles.'to get across' means to communicate, make people understand.
  • I'm not sure I got that across very well. I don't think they really understood.
  • He's an excellent speaker. He can get across even the most complicated ideas.
'to get away' means to go on holiday.
  • We had a lovely holiday. We got away for a few days on the beach.
  • I don't think we can get away until the end of the month. We're too busy.
'to get back' means to return from a trip or a journey.
  • She's still in Taiwan. She doesn't get back until next week.
  • I get back on Friday afternoon. I'll call you then.
'to get back' can also mean to have returned something you lent to someone.
  • I lent him some money last year and I never got it back.
  • We have only got back fifty percent of the questionnaires we gave out.
'to get back to' = to speak again with someone or to return a phone call
  • When I have more information, I'll get back to you.
  • He got back to me yesterday afternoon with his answer.
'to get by' means to just have enough money or to just manage financially
  • At the end of the month, I have no money left. It is difficult to get by on my salary.
  • If we are careful, we can get by on less than $20 a day.
'to get down to' means to start some work or a task
  • If everybody is here, let's get down to business.
  • I didn't start it until the last moment. I just couldn't get down to it.
'to get in' means to arrive home or at the office
  • I'm really tired this morning. I didn't get in until after midnight last night.
  • He's always the last to arrive. He never gets in before 9.30.
'to get in' can also mean to enter
  • He opened the door so I could get in the car.
  • You need to have some photo id to get in the company.
'to get off' means to leave a bus, train or plane
  • Take the 23 bus and get off at the last stop. I live very near there.
  • To go to the National Gallery, take the underground and get off at Trafalgar Square.
'to get behind' means to be late or behind schedule.
  • I'll stay late and finish it today. I don't want to get behind with my work.
  • We don't want to get behind schedule on this project.
'to get into' means to become involved in, for example trouble or debt.
  • I thought he'd get into trouble after the problems he caused.
  • We got into debt when we had a lot of unexpected bills to pay.
'to get on' means to have a good relationship.
  • I like working with him. We get on really well.
  • He's not an easy person. I don't get on with him very well.
'to get on' can also mean to continue an activity.
  • I must get on or I will never get this report finished.
  • I can't get on. He is always interrupting and asking me to jobs for him.
'to get out' means to leave a car or building
  • I often don't get out of work until after seven pm.
  • After the accident, the door was stuck and I couldn't get out of the car.
'to get out of' means to avoid doing something.
  • I don't want to do it. How can I get out of it?
  • He is always getting out of the difficult jobs and I have to do them!
'to get over' means to communicate, to make people understand.
  • They are not convinced. I didn't get my ideas over very well.
  • I just can't get over the idea we need to be more careful. They just don't want to understand.
'to get over' can also mean to recover from something.
  • I still don't feel very well. I haven't got over that bad cold.
  • She has not got over Richard. He broke her heart.
'to get round to' means to finally do something after a time
  • Two months later, he finally got round to finishing that report.
  • I'm sorry but I haven't done it yet. I haven't got round to it.
'to get through' means to contact by phone
  • I've been trying all day. I can't get through to her.
  • I rang her ten times. I didn't get through until almost seven in the evening.


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