Get – phrasal verb
Get across – to be understood
His ideas didn’t get across to the rest of his team.
Get along with – be friends with somebody
I don’t get along with that new guy in our office.
Get around – move from place to place, person to person
The bad news always get around very quickly.
Get at – learn or find out something
It can be difficult to get at information about public servants pay.
Get at – keep criticising somebody
My older sister is getting at me all the time. It’s really annoying.
Get away from – run away from
They managed to get away from the burning house just in time.
Get away with – steal and escape with
The robbers got away with £1.5 million in cash.
Get away with – receive a light punishment for a crime
She got away with just a rebuke for her truancy.
Get back – return home
What time did you get back from the pub last night?
Get by (on/in/with) – manage to live using what you’ve got
I’m earning just enough to get by.
I can get by in English. (= my English is good enough to speak and understand)
Get down – write down
Did you manage to get his phone number down?
Get down to – begin to do something
I haven’t got down to fixing my bicycle yet.
Get in/into – arrive at a place
What time did you get in last night?
We got into London just before midnight.
Get off – step from a bus/plane/train/ship
We got off at Paddington station.
Get on – ask how well you do at something
How is she getting on at her new school?
Get on – step on a bus/plane/train/ship
He got on a train at Reading.
Get on with – be friends
How do you get on with your colleagues?
Get out – become known
This information should never get out.
Get out – publish or produce
She would like to get her new book out for Christmas.
Get out of – leave a place
We got out of the plane at 5.20pm.
Get out of – avoid responsibility or duty
He is always trying to get out of his promises.
Get over – overcome something
It took me a while to get over the break-up with my girlfriend.
Get around something – deal with a problem successfully; to overcome
They’re going to get around the problem successfully, don’t you worry.
Get a/round to – find the time to do something
He hasn’t got round to cutting the grass yet.
Get through – use up a lot of resources/money/etc.
We and our friends got through all the red wine in the house last night.
Get together – meet socially or to discuss something
They are getting together on Friday evening for a quick drink after work.
Get up – stand up after sitting down/lying; to rise
What time did you get up this morning?
Get up to – reach a particular point
He got up to page 9 and got bored with the book.
Get up to – be busy with something (usually unpleasant or surprising)
I didn’t get up to much last weekend. I was just hanging about.