Phrasal verbs with get
Get something across – to successfully communicate something
During her presentation Mary managed to get her idea across.
Get after – to scold someone about something or keep asking someone about doing something
I always have to get after the kids about cleaning their rooms.
Get ahead – to become successful at one’s job, in school or life in general
John does a lot of additional projects at school to get ahead.
Get along – if people get along they have a friendly relationship and like each other
Greg and Jenny get along very well, that’s unusual for siblings.
Get around to – finally do something you intended to do for a long time
I finally got around to buying Christmas presents, I almost didn’t make it this year.
Get away with – to do something wrong and not get punished for it
Sue got away with not doing homework, her teacher was absent today.
Get back at – to take revenge on someone, do something unpleasant to someone who has done something unpleasant to you
Jonathan wanted to get back at his brother for telling on him.
Get back to someone or something – to contact someone and give them information they requested or follow up a conversation; to return to a topic of conversation
I don’t have the final numbers, can I get back to you on that?
Before we finish the meeting I would like to come back to the sales results we discussed earlier.
Get by – to have money only for your basic need and nothing more
I know our situation is not ideal since I lost my job, but I think we can get by on your salary until I find a new employment.
Get somebody down – to make someone feel bad or unhappy
John is very sad about his break-up and is getting everybody down.
Get down to – to start doing something in a serious manner and with intent, fully directing your attention to something
I need to get down to doing this project or I’m not going to be able to finish it.
Get into – become interested or involved in an activity
How did Sarah get into yoga? I think her friend got her into it.
Get over – to start feeling better after a sad or painful experience.
John is finally getting over Sue, they broke up half a year ago.
Get through to – to make someone understand or believe something
I can’t get through to my daughter, we just don’t get along these days.
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