What does ‘get’ mean?

The word ‘get’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to buy or receive.

For example:

  • 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)
phrasal verbs with get

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘get’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with get - get across
phrasal verbs with get - get along/on with
phrasal verbs with get - get around
phrasal verbs with get - get at
phrasal verbs with get - get away
phrasal verbs with get - get back into
phrasal verbs with get - get back together meaning
phrasal verbs with get - get back
phrasal verbs with get - get by
phrasal verbs with get - get in
phrasal verbs with get - get into
phrasal verbs with get - get off
phrasal verbs with get - get on with
phrasal verbs with get - get on
phrasal verbs with get - get out of
phrasal verbs with get - get out
phrasal verbs with get - get over
phrasal verbs with get - get rid of
phrasal verbs with get - get round to
phrasal verbs with get - get to
phrasal verbs with get - get together
phrasal verbs with get - get up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with get below.

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?