The word ‘get’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to buy or receive.
- I got you an ice cream at the shop. (buy)
- I got top marks in the test. (receive)
Get is an irregular verb. The past tense is got and the past participle is got/gotten.
phrasal verbs with get
Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ include:
- Get across (communicate your point)
- Get along/on with (good relationship)
- Get around (be mobile)
- Get at (annoy, imply)
- Get away (escape, leave)
- Get back (return, receive something back)
- Get back at someone (seek revenge)
- Get back into (return to a hobby/interest)
- Get back together (resume a relationship)
- Get by (manage)
- Get in (arrive)
- Get into + noun (enter)
- Get off (exit certain vehicles)
- Get on (enter certain vehicles)
- Get on it (party)
- Get on with (continue doing)
- Get out (leave)
- Get out of (avoid doing something)
- Get over (recover)
- Get rid of (remove)
- Get round to (find the time to do)
- Get something across (communicate your point)
- Get something back (receive something you previously lent)
- Get to (arrive)
- Get together (an arranged meeting, become a couple)
- Get up (rise to your feet)
- Get with (start a relationship)
Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘get’ in more detail and see some examples in use.
idioms with verbs – GET
Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.
Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with get, how about learning the idioms with get too?