Phrasal Verbs with GET
to make progress and become successful
If you want to get ahead, you have to take risks.
to make someone understand something
He has no trouble getting his ideas across.
to have a friendly relationship
My brother and I don’t really get along.
to go or travel to different places
He prefers using public transport to get around.
get around to
to find the time to do something
I wanted to watch that movie but never got around to it.
to leave a place
I finally got away from work at eight.
get away with
to not receive punishment for doing something wrong
He has repeatedly broken the law and got away with it.
to return to a place
What time does she get back from work?
to support someone or something
The plan may succeed if more people get behind it.
to be able to live in spite of difficulties
He managed to get by despite his small salary.
to make someone feel sad
Don’t let failure get you down too much.
get down to
to begin doing something
It’s time to stop procrastinating and get down to work.
to arrive at home or at work
I got in very late last night.
to be accepted as a student
It’s a very good school. I hope you get in.
to deliver or send something
I need to get my application in by Friday.
to become involved in a bad or difficult situation
I don’t want to get you into trouble.
to leave a place or start a journey
They got off straight after breakfast.
to continue doing something
I’ll let you get on with your work.
to become known
We must not let this story get out.
to recover from an illness or unhappy experience
He’s upset, but he’ll get over it.
to do or finish something
I still have a lot of paperwork to get through.
to deal with a difficult experience
They helped me get through those difficult months.
get through to
to be understood by someone
My message was finally getting through to him.
to make someone feel annoyed or upset
Don’t let unimportant things get to you.
to meet; to spend time together
We must get together for dinner sometime.