Phrasal Verbs with GET

English Vocabulary

Below we have a list of Phrasal verbs that begin with GET and then an explanation of each one with some examples

This is not a complete list. We will add more Phrasal Verbs with GET when we can.

Get across

= to communicate.

= to make someone understand something. (Especially if the details are too difficult to understand or if the person being explained to understands poorly).

Get along - Get on with

= to have a good / friendly relationship with someone.

(get on is used more in Britain)

Get around

1. = to become known. To spread or to circulate. If news or information gets around, people tell other people, so that soon many people know about it.

2. = to find a way of avoiding a difficult or unpleasant situation, so that you don't have to deal with it.

Get at

1. = to reach, to access to something.

2. = to suggest something indirectly, to imply. (used only in the continuous tense)

Get away

1. = to go away from someone or something

2. = to escape from someone who is chasing you.

3. = to have a holiday.

Get down

1. = to cause someone to be depressed.

Get down to

1. = to reach the point of dealing with something.

2. = to begin to work on something seriously. To give serious attention to something.

3. = to finally start doing something, after you have been avoiding it or after something has prevented you from doing it.


Get on

1. = to put yourself on or in something

2. = to remind someone to do something; to continue

Get out of

1. = to avoid something

2. = to physically remove yourself from somewhere or something


Get over

1. = to recover from something or return to your usual state of health or happiness.

2. = to overcome or deal with or gain control of something.

Can't get over

1. = to be amazed or surprised by something.

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