Phrasal Verbs beginning with GET



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Phrasal Verbs beginning with GET :



get along : manage (often in spite of difficulties)
get along : continue to live or work (often in spite of difficulties)

We haven’t much income, yet we are able to get along.
We can get along without your help.


get along : (of people and activities) progress (or) go well

How are you getting along with your work?
How is your work getting along?


get along : have a friendly relationship (with someone)

The couples are getting along very well.
How is she getting along with her mother-in-law?


GET ON may be used in place of GET ALONG.

get at : reach

I have placed the medicine on a high shelf. So, the children can't get at it.


get at : mean

I can’t see what you are getting at.


get at : find fault with (somebody) (or) criticise repeatedly

He is always getting at his wife for one thing or another.


get away with : (do something bad) and escape punishment

You can’t get away with being late always.


get down : swallow with difficulty

Get the pills down. You will be better in a few minutes.


get down : record in writing

The magistrate got down every word she said.
This hot weather is getting me down.
Domestic worries have got him down.


get down to : (work or a task) give serious attention to

Let’s get down to business.


get off : leave a vehicle

I must get off (the bus) at the next stop.


get off : leave (work) as for the day

Let’s go to see the exhibition this evening. What time do you get off work?

I usually get off at 4-30 and arrive home at 5.00.


get off : escape (something) unpleasant punishment

The pickpocket got off only with a warning.


get on : continue

Don’t sit there talking. Get on with your work.


get on : make progress or succeed

How are you getting on?
How is your work getting on?


get on : have a friendly relationship (with someone)

The couples are getting on very well.
How is she getting on with her mother-in-law?
Do you get on well with your manager?


get over : return to one’s usual state of health, happiness (after illness or disappointment)

He has just got over the attack of typhoid.
She can never get over the shock of her daughter’s death.
I hope he will get over the disappointment soon.


get on : find a way to control or deal with (a feeling or difficulty)

How shall we get over this difficulty?
You can sing well but have to get over your fear of the public.


get through : pass (an examination)

All the girls have got through the examination.


get through : finish work

I have to get through a lot of work today.


get through : to reach (someone) by telephone

I tried to phone her but couldn’t get through.
I couldn’t get through to you last night.


get up : cause to rise from bed

I got up at six every morning.
Please get me up at 5.30 tomorrow.


get up : arrange or organise (a play or party)

Our students are getting up a play for next week.


get up : dress so as to change one’s appearance

She got up in Punjabi clothes.
Gopal was got up as a girl for the school play.




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