Learn common collocations with GET in English through pictures and examples.
List of useful expressions with the word GET.
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- 1 Get a call
- 2 Get a chance
- 3 Get a clue
- 4 Get a cold
- 5 Get a degree/ a diploma
- 6 Get a job
- 7 Get a joke
- 8 Get a letter (receive)
- 9 Get a shock
- 10 Get a splitting headache
- 11 Get a tan
- 12 Get a ticket
- 13 Get a/the right
- 14 Get angry
- 15 Get changed (change clothes)
- 16 Get cool
- 17 Get dark
- 18 Get divorced
- 19 Get dressed/ undressed
- 20 Get drunk
- 21 Get fired
- 22 Get frightened
- 23 Get good/top/bad marks
- 24 Get home (arrive)
- 25 Get hot(ter)
- 26 Get hungry
- 27 Get into trouble
- 28 Get lost
- 29 Get married
- 30 Get nowhere
- 31 Get old
- 32 Get one’s hair cut
- 33 Get out of breath
- 34 Get permission
- 35 Get pregnant
- 36 Get ready for
- 37 Get sleep
- 38 Get started
- 39 Get stuck (in a traffic jam)
- 40 Get the impression
- 41 Get the message
- 42 Get the ticket (buy)
- 43 Get tired
- 44 Get to sleep
- 45 Get together
- 46 Get upset
- 47 Get wet
- 48 Get worried
Get a call
- I didn’t get a call from anyone
Get a chance
- I 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)
- I 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.
Useful collocations with GET in English | Image 1
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.
- He was beginning to get angry.
Get changed (change clothes)
- I didn’t have time to get changed before the party.
- It will probably get cool later, so bring a coat.
- It gets dark very early in the winter.
- I got divorced when I was about 31.
Get dressed/ undressed
- The first thing I do in the morning is get dressed.
- She got drunk and fell over.
- She didn’t want to get fired.
- 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.
- It’s getting hotter.
- 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.
- We always get lost in London.
- Tom and Sarah are getting married.
- You’ll get nowhere if you follow his instruction.
- 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.
- You need to get permission from the owner.
- My wife took 2 years to get pregnant.
Get ready for
- Are you ready, Tom? I got ready for bed.
- It’s important to get sleep so don’t stay up too long.
- 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.
Useful collocations with GET in English | Image 2
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?
- I get tired of educating people.
Get to sleep
- He couldn’t get to sleep because he was too excited.
- Shall we get together on Friday and go for a drink or something?
- I knew John would get upset when he got the sack.
- You get wet in the rain.
- I started to get worried when they didn’t arrive home.