List Of Phrasal Verbs with GET!

Phrasal Verbs with GET

The most common phrasal verbs with GET 

get out of (doing something)
to avoid something you don’t want to do

  • Somehow he managed to get out of doing this project.
  • I’m getting out of this conversation. I don’t agree with you, but I don’t want to fight with you.

get rid of (something)
to throw away something

  • You need to get rid of all your old clothes.
  • I got rid of my old coat, I bought a new one. 

get across
to communicate, to make someone understand

  • You didn’t really get your meaning across. Everyone looked puzzled.

get along with (someone)
to have a good relationship

  • New girl from the office gets along with everyone pretty well.
  • I got along with her since the first time we met. 

get around
to avoid a difficult situation

  • He always manages to get around, and not tell his parents the truth.

get off lightly
to experience less trouble than expected

  • I was surprised that he got off lightly, after he told the boss his was leaving.
  • This exam wasn’t as difficult as I expected. I got off lightly. 

get over (something/someone)
to recover from

  • It took her a while to get over him, after the break up.
  • My boyfriend broke up with me last week, but I got over it. 

get away from
to go away from something, to escape

  • She couldn’t get away from that dog for 3 hours.
  • They had a fire in their home but luckily everybody got away from it. 

get away with
to do something, and not get punished

  • She always got away with her bad grades.

get at (someone)
to criticize someone repeatedly

  • He was getting at me all day for doing one thing wrong.

get through to
to successfully explain something

  • I finally got through to her, and she understood what I mean.

get wound up (about something)
to get angry about something

  • He got wound up easily about her bad grades.
  • She is a very calm person, but sometimes she also gets wound up. 

get down
to cause someone to feel sad/depressed

  • All these problems at work are getting me down.

get down to
to deal with something

  • I want to get down to business now.

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