48 Common Collocations with GET | English Expressions

Learn common collocations with GET in English through pictures and examples.

List of useful expressions with the word GET.

Get a call

  • I didn’t get a call from anyone

Get a chance

  • get a chance to sleep in at the weekend.

Get a clue

  • You get a clue, and follow that up.

Get a cold

  • It’s tough because you always get a cold in the wintertime.

Get a degree/ a diploma

  • My goals were to go back to school and get a degree.

Get a job

  • He wanted to see if he could get a job with us.

Get a joke

  • I go there to get a joke each day.

Get a letter (receive)

  • got a letter from my friend in Bangkok.

Get a shock

  • They’ll get a shock when they get this bill.

Get a splitting headache

  • Tom says he’s got a splitting headache and falls in half.

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Collocations with GET

Get a tan

  • I wish I could get a tan like that.

Get a ticket

  • Can you get a ticket for me?

Get a/the right

  • We cast our net wide to get the right person for the job.

Get angry

  • He was beginning to get angry.

Get changed (change clothes)

  • I didn’t have time to get changed before the party.

Get cool

  • It will probably get cool later, so bring a coat.

Get dark

  • It gets dark very early in the winter.

Get divorced

  • got divorced when I was about 31.

Get dressed/ undressed

  • The first thing I do in the morning is get dressed.

Get drunk

  • She got drunk and fell over.

Get fired

  • She didn’t want to get fired.

Get frightened

  • She gets frightened when he shouts at her.

Get good/top/bad marks

  • If Peter is lazy, he will get bad marks.

Get home (arrive)

  • I didn’t get home till after dinnertime.

Get hot(ter)

  • It’s getting hotter.

Get hungry

  • If you get hungry , there’s some cold chicken in the fridge.

Get into trouble

  • If you get into trouble, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Get lost

  • We always get lost in London.

Get married

  • Tom and Sarah are getting married.

Get nowhere

  • You’ll get nowhere if you follow his instruction.

Get old

  • He’s getting old and his hearing isn’t very good.

Get one’s hair cut

  • I want to know where Sarah got her hair cut.

Get out of breath

  • If you get out of breath at any time, go back to walking.

Get permission

  • You need to get permission from the owner.

Get pregnant

  • My wife took 2 years to get pregnant.

Get ready for

  • Are you ready, Tom? I got ready for bed.

Get sleep

  • It’s important to get sleep so don’t stay up too long.

Get started

  • We couldn’t wait to get started on the next job.

Get stuck (in a traffic jam)

  • I got stuck in a traffic jam.

Get the impression

  •  I got the impression she was a little preoccupied.

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Collocations with GET

Get the message

  • We want to get the message to them and let them decide.

Get the ticket (buy)

  • Where am I going to get a ticket?

Get tired

  • I get tired of educating people.

Get to sleep

  • He couldn’t get to sleep because he was too excited.

Get together

  • Shall we get together on Friday and go for a drink or something?

Get upset

  • I knew John would get upset when he got the sack.

Get wet

  • You get wet in the rain.

Get worried

  • I started to get worried when they didn’t arrive home.

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