147 Useful Phrasal Verbs with GET (with Meaning and Examples)

Learn useful phrasal verbs with GET in English with meaning and examples.

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List of Common Phrasal Verbs with GET

Get about (UK)

  • Meaning: Be mobile, physically active
  • Example: I can’t get about so much since I hurt my hip.

Get about (UK)

  • Meaning: Become widely known
  • Example: If this story gets about then I’m finished.

Get about (UK)

  • Meaning: Visit a variety of different places
  • Example: That’s the third party Brenda’s been to this week. She certainly gets about.

Get across

  • Meaning: Cross; to move from one side (of something) to the other, literally or figuratively
  • Example: It’s impossible to get across with all checkpoints closed.

Get across

  • Meaning: Successfully explain a thought or feeling
  • Example: How can I get this across to the students?

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Get after

  • Meaning: Move into action in pursuit of something
  • Example: He’s wasting time at university not getting after his degree.

Get after

  • Meaning: Move into action in attempt to catch or defeat another
  • Example: Do you think the girl’s going to ask you out? Get after her!

Get after

  • Meaning: Attempt to convince another to move into action
  • Example: Parents get after their children to do homework for the best.

Get ahead

  • Meaning: Progress
  • Example: If this project goes well, it could really help me to get ahead at work.

Get ahead of

  • Meaning: Move in front of
  • Example: I got ahead of her in line.

Get along

  • Meaning: Interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble
  • Example: I wish the kids would get along better.

Get along

  • Meaning: Survive; to do well enough
  • Example: She didn’t have a lot of money, but she had enough to get along.

Get along with

  • Meaning: Have a good relationship with someone
  • Example: I hope I will get along with everyone.

Get along with

  • Meaning: Deal with, handle
  • Example: How are you getting along with your schoolwork?

Get around

  • Meaning: Move to the other side of an obstruction
  • Example: It might be a while before we can get around from this traffic jam.

Get around

  • Meaning: Come around something
  • Example: Cross at the rocks when you get around the bend.

Get around

  • Meaning: Avoid or bypass an obstacle
  • Example: Tax consultants look for ways to get around the law.

Get around

  • Meaning: Circumvent the obligation and performance of a chore
  • Example: My brother always gets around cleaning his room himself.

Get around

  • Meaning: Transport oneself from place to place
  • Example: Granny uses a wheelchair to get around.

Get around

  • Meaning: Be sexually promiscuous
  • Example: Wow, she really gets around.

Get around to

  • Meaning: Eventually begin or return to some procrastinated task
  • Example: Some day I’ll get around to organizing this mess.

Useful phrasal verbs with GET.

Phrasal verbs with Get – “Get at” meaning and example. 

Get at

  • Meaning: Manage to gain access to
  • Example: I have a lot of money in my trust fund. I just can’t get at it.

Get at

  • Meaning: Understand or ascertain by investigation
  • Example: We need to get at the root cause of all this.

Get at

  • Meaning: Mean, signify
  • Example: I don’t understand. What are you getting at?

Get at

  • Meaning: Attack verbally or physically; to annoy, bother
  • Example: My cat was badly injured after the neighbour’s dog got at her.

Get at

  • Meaning: Persuade by intimidation, to tamper with
  • Example: That was a ridiculous verdict. I think the jury was got at.

Get at

  • Meaning: Contact someone
  • Example: I‘ve got some things to do for about an hour. After that, get at me.

Get away

  • Meaning: Move away (from)
  • Example: Get away from me!

Get away

  • Meaning: Avoid capture; to escape (from)
  • Example: I almost caught the critter, but it got away from me.

Get away

  • Meaning: Take a break from one’s present circumstances
  • Example: Next weekend we’re hoping to get away to the seaside.

Get away

  • Meaning: Start moving; to depart
  • Example: The train got away exactly on time.

Get away

  • Meaning: Slip from one’s control
  • Example: I can’t cope any more. Things are getting away from me.

Get away from

  • Meaning: Start to talk about something that is not relevant to the discussion
  • Example: I think we’re getting away from the point.

Get away with

  • Meaning: Escape punishment for
  • Example: Our teacher’s so strict, he’d never let us get away with anything in class.

Get back

  • Meaning: Return to where one came from
  • Example: When I get back from holiday, I expect the house to be tidy.

Get back

  • Meaning: Retrieve, to have an item returned
  • Example: I lent her my guitar over the Christmas holidays, and will get it back when the term starts.

Get back

  • Meaning: Do something to hurt or harm someone who has hurt or harmed you
  • Example: I’ll get you back for this!

Useful phrasal verbs with GET.

phrasal verbs with GET

Get back at

  • Meaning: Retaliate against; to take revenge on
  • Example: She put toothpaste in his shoes to get back at him for the frog he left in her refrigerator.

Get back to

  • Meaning: Return to
  • Example: I’ll get back to work as soon as I’ve finished this game.

Get back to

  • Meaning: Return contact with
  • Example: I’ll get back to you when I have an answer.

Get behind

  • Meaning: Support
  • Example: She claims the publishers never really got behind her new book.

Get behind with

  • Meaning: Be late paying instalments for something
  • Example: If they get behind with mortgage payments, they might lose their home.

Get by

  • Meaning: Subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
  • Example: Do you think they can get by on only one salary?

Phrasal verbs with Get – “Get down” meaning and example. 

Get down

  • Meaning: Bring or come down; descend
  • Example: The kitten climbed the tree, but then couldn’t get down again.

Get down

  • Meaning: Concentrate; attend
  • Example: To get down to the matter at hand.

Get down

  • Meaning: Depress; discourage; fatigue
  • Example: Nothing gets me down so much as a rainy day.

Get down

  • Meaning: Swallow
  • Example: The pill was so large that he couldn’t get it down.

Get down

  • Meaning: Relax and enjoy oneself completely; be uninhibited in one’s enjoyment
  • Example: Getting down with a bunch of old friends.

Get down

  • Meaning: Duck or take cover, usually to avoid harm
  • Example: With bullets flying, all I could do was get down and pray.

Get down

  • Meaning: Leave the table after dining
  • Example: Mummy, can I get down?

Get down

  • Meaning: Record in writing
  • Example: Quick, here’s a pen, get this down will you, before I forget.

Get down on

  • Meaning: Criticise
  • Example: Jane’s always getting down on the kids.

Get down to

  • Meaning: Start working seriously
  • Example: After lunch we got down to discussing the issue of pay.

Phrasal verbs with Get – “Get in” meaning and example. 

Get in

  • Meaning: Get into or inside something, literally or figuratively You’d better get in gear.
  • Example: We’ve got work to do!

Useful phrasal verbs with GET

Phrasal Verbs with GET 2

Get in

  • Meaning: Enter a place; to gain access
  • Example: If you want to get in, you’ll need the gate code and a key.

Get in

  • Meaning: Secure membership at a selective school
  • Example: All of our students who applied to university got in.

Get in

  • Meaning: Be elected to some office
  • Example: Do the early results say our candidate will get in?

Get in with

  • Meaning: Become involved or associated with
  • Example: I’m very worried about her – she’s got in with the wrong crowd.

Get into

  • Meaning: Move into an object, such that one ends up inside it
  • Example: She got into the car.

Get into

  • Meaning: Reach into an object
  • Example: The small child got into everything.

Get into

  • Meaning: Become involved in a discussion, issue, or activity
  • Example: My sister has got into flower arranging recently.

Get into

  • Meaning: Enter an unfavourable state
  • Example: How did we get into such a mess?

Get into

  • Meaning: Make behave uncharacteristically
  • Example: I don’t know what’s gotten into that child.

Get it

  • Meaning: Be punished or scolded
  • Example: You’re going to get it if you don’t stop teasing me!

Get it on

  • Meaning: Have sex
  • Example: I can see the sparks between us. Let’s get it on, baby!

Get it on

  • Meaning: Engage in a fight
  • Example: You want a piece of me? OK, let’s get it on!

Get it on

  • Meaning: Hurry up; to get a move on
  • Example: I need to get it on: there’s not much time left.

Get it together

  • Meaning: To be well-organized and prepared
  • Example: You all need to get it together so that we can leave for the airport on time tomorrow morning.

Get it over with

  • Meaning: Do or finish, especially said of something unpleasant
  • Example: He didn’t want to go to the doctor for his shots, but he decided it would be better just to get it over with.

Get it up

  • Meaning: Achieve a penile erection
  • Example: I love my boyfriend, but am left unsatisfied because he can’t get it up.

Phrasal verbs with Get – “Get off” meaning and example. 

Get off

  • Meaning: Move from being on top of (something) to not being on top of it
  • Example: Get off your chair and help me.

Get off

  • Meaning: Move (something) from being on top of (something else) to not being on top of it
  • Example: Could you get the book off the top shelf for me?

Get off

  • Meaning: Disembark, especially from mass transportation
  • Example: You get off the train at the third stop.

Get off

  • Meaning: Stop (doing something), to desist from (doing something)
  • Example: This is where you get off ordering me about!

Get off

  • Meaning: Stop using a piece of equipment, such as a telephone or computer
  • Example: Can you get off the phone, please? I need to use it urgently.

Get off

  • Meaning: Complete a shift or a day’s work
  • Example: If I can get off early tomorrow, I’ll give you a ride home.

Get off

  • Meaning: Stop touching or interfering with something or someone
  • Example: Don’t tickle me – get off!

Get off

  • Meaning: Excite or arouse, especially in a sexual manner
  • Example: Catwoman’s costume really gets me off.

Get off

  • Meaning: Experience an orgasm or other sexual pleasure
  • Example: You are not allowed to get off in my bedroom.

Get off

  • Meaning: Kiss; to smooch
  • Example: I’d like to get off with him after the party.

Get off

  • Meaning: Escape (with usually only mild consequences)
  • Example: The vandal got off easy, with only a fine.

Get off

  • Meaning: Fall asleep
  • Example: If I wake up during the night, I cannot get off again.

Get off

  • Meaning: Behave in an presumptuous, rude, or intrusive manner
  • Example: Where do you get off talking to me like that?

Get off on

  • Meaning: Be excited or aroused by; to derive pleasure from
  • Example: I don’t get off on champagne.

Get off on

  • Meaning: Have a sexual encounter with
  • Example: He got off with my sister at the party.

Phrasal verbs with Get – “Get on” meaning and example. 

Get on

  • Meaning: Board or mount (something), especially a vehicle
  • Example: Please get on the bus as quickly as possible.

Get on

  • Meaning: Be successful
  • Example: She’s getting on very well at school.

Get on

  • Meaning: Progress (with)
  • Example: It’s time to get on with improving quality.

Get on

  • Meaning: Become late
  • Example: Time is getting on.

Get on

  • Meaning: Become old
  • Example: My parents are visibly getting on a bit these days.

Get on

  • Meaning: Gave a good relationship
  • Example: I wish you and I could learn to get on.

Get on

  • Meaning: Commence
  • Example: The dishes need washing, the floor needs vacuuming, the laundry needs folding. Get on it!

Get on to

  • Meaning: Contact (someone) in order to raise or discuss a certain matter
  • Example: That pipe is leaking again. I’ll get on to the plumber in the morning.

Get on to

  • Meaning: Progress to; to start working on
  • Example: I haven’t got time to work on this report today; I’ll get on to it tomorrow.

Get on for

  • Meaning: Be near a time
  • Example: It was getting on for noon.

Get on with

  • Meaning: Proceed with; to begin or continue, especially after an interruption
  • Example: I have to get on with my spring cleaning.

Get on with

  • Meaning: Have a good relationship with
  • Example: Peter did not get on with his mother-in-law.

Get onto

  • Meaning: Move onto an object, especially one on which it is possible to stand
  • Example: The child will get onto the merry-go-round.

Get onto

  • Meaning: Contact a person or organisation about a particular matter
  • Example: You should get onto the manufacturers and complain.

Get onto

  • Meaning: Connect, especially to the Internet or a network
  • Example: With my new computer, I can get onto the Internet faster.

Get onto

  • Meaning: Scold someone
  • Example: My father got onto me for taking the car without asking.

Get onto

  • Meaning: Introduce someone to something
  • Example: My mum got me onto this new diet and I’ve lost 5 kilos in the past two weeks.

Phrasal verbs with Get – “Get out” meaning and example. 

Get out

  • Meaning: Leave or escape
  • Example: In case of fire, get out by the nearest exit.

Get out

  • Meaning: Come out of a situation ; to escape a fate
  • Example: Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways.

Get out

  • Meaning: Help someone leave
  • Example: We must get the children out first.

Get out

  • Meaning: Leave a vehicle such as a car
  • Example: I’ll get out at the end of the road and walk from there.

Get out

  • Meaning: Become known
  • Example: Somehow the secret got out.

Get out

  • Meaning: Spend free time out of the house
  • Example: You work too hard. You should get out more.

Get out

  • Meaning: Publish something, or make a product available
  • Example: The organization has just gotten their newsletter out.

Get out

  • Meaning: Say something with difficulty
  • Example: He could hardly get the words out for the tears.

Get out

  • Meaning: Clean something. To eliminate dirt or stains
  • Example: This detergent will get most household stains out.

Get out of

  • Meaning: Leave, exit, or become free of
  • Example: I can’t get out of this notion that she may have known all along.

Get out of

  • Meaning: Circumvent some obligation entirely
  • Example: I only cheat so I can get out of doing work.

Get out of

  • Meaning: Leave or exit a place
  • Example: If you’re smart, don’t sign the employment contract. Just get out of here while you still can.

Get over

  • Meaning: Overcome
  • Example: I’m trying to get over my fear of flying.

Get over

  • Meaning: Recover (from)
  • Example: I’m having problems getting over a bad cold.

Get over

  • Meaning: Forget and move on
  • Example: She was in love with me for 10 years, and still hasn’t got over the fact that the feeling wasn’t mutual.

Get over

  • Meaning: Successfully communicate; to get across
  • Example: In our lectures we need to get over the importance of online safety.

Get over with

  • Meaning: Do something quickly and hastily; without procrastination
  • Example: I hate getting shots, but it’s best just to get it over with.

Get rid of

  • Meaning: Dispose (of); to remove; abolish; lose
  • Example: I want to get rid of your influence over my life!

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Phrasal Verbs with GET

Get stuck into (UK)

  • Meaning: Dedicate a large amount of effort towards
  • Example: He’s really getting stuck into his new job as chief executive.

Get stuck into (UK)

  • Meaning: Start eating
  • Example: Dinner’s ready! Quick, get stuck into it!

Get stuck into (UK)

  • Meaning: Criticise someone; tell off; to get angry at; attack
  • Example: Why are you getting stuck into me all of the sudden? I didn’t do anything!

Get taken in

  • Meaning: Be fooled; to fall for
  • Example: I wonder how many people will get taken in by their addition of a fancy-looking front panel to a crummy device.

Get taken in

  • Meaning: Be unofficially fostered
  • Example: When her mother died, she got taken in by the next-door neighbour.

Get through

  • Meaning: Overcome; to endure
  • Example: Military training was hard, but I got through it

Get through

  • Meaning: Complete; to finish
  • Example: She got through her book this morning!

Get through

  • Meaning: Be made successfully
  • Example: The call wouldn’t get through no matter how many times I tried.

Get through to

  • Meaning: Make someone understand
  • Example: I feel I’m not getting through to some of the kids in my class.

Get through to

  • Meaning: Reach a stage in a competition
  • Example: She got through to the final round of interviews.

Get to

  • Meaning: Reach, arrive at
  • Example: I’ll call you when I get to the railway station.

Get to

  • Meaning: Have an opportunity to or be allowed to
  • Example: How come he gets to be hall monitor? No fair!

Get to

  • Meaning: Affect adversely; to upset or annoy
  • Example: This job’s really getting to me. I don’t know how much longer I’ll last.

Get to

  • Meaning: Track down and intimidate
  • Example: He’s refusing to testify. I think the Mob got to him.

Get together

  • Meaning: Meet socially
  • Example: Lily got the girls together and told them about Anna’s accident.

Phrasal verbs with Get – “Get up” meaning and example. 

Get up

  • Meaning: Move in an upwards direction; to ascend or climb
  • Example: I’m having difficulty getting up the stairs.

Get up

  • Meaning: Rise from one’s bed
  • Example: I didn’t get up until midday.

Get up

  • Meaning: Move from a sitting or lying position to a standing position; to stand up
  • Example: Get up off the couch and clean this mess!

Get up

  • Meaning: Materialise; to grow stronger
  • Example: As dusk fell a storm got up.

Get up

  • Meaning: Bring together, amass
  • Example: The general got up a large body of men.

Get up

  • Meaning: Gather or grow larger by accretion
  • Example: I could see that he was getting up a temper.

Get up

  • Meaning: Criticise
  • Example: He got up me about the mess I made in the kitchen.

Get up

  • Meaning: Dress in a certain way, especially extravagantly
  • Example: She was all got up in the most ridiculous frilly dress.

Get up to

  • Meaning: Do something, especially something that you should not do
  • Example: Recently he’s been getting up to all sorts of mischief

Get used

  • Meaning: Become accustomed to something; acclimate; adjust
  • Example: I’m getting used to this climate.

Get with

  • Meaning: Impregnate
  • Example: The stallion got with foal three out of four mares.

Get with

  • Meaning: Align oneself with
  • Example: We have to get with the times or we’ll be left behind.

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