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Phrasal verb get — Part 1

New phrasal verbs in English, which is to be considered is get. This word is not less than the values ​​than previous verbs. I would say even a lot more. By studying this phrasal verb «get», how wrong we remember only the first of its value — to get gain. But this is only a fraction of the iceberg that you can try to see the whole, if you open the dictionary entry of the word or delve into the dictionary of phrasal verbs, as we shall now do.

Values ​​get phrasal verb

How many values ​​phrasal verb get us to be able to count?

  1. Get about / around — driving around, move around; spread. The verb to the first pretext for British English, and the second — for the US. Also there is a combination of get around to both variants of English. The value of this phrasal verb get — gather (to do something), to reach gradually (for example, to the backlog), walk (on their hands).

    The news got about that he was ready to marry her. — To spread the news that he was ready to marry her.

    She gets about with a stick. — She moves with a stick.

    I get about quite a lot, working for this international company. — Working on this international company, I travel a lot.

    I finally got around to meeting her yesterday. — I finally met her yesterday.

    I’ll get around to it. — I somehow these loans.

  2. Get across — clearly state (thought) convincingly explain to convey; succeed

    The speaker got his point across. — He clearly stated his point of view.

    Sometimes it’s quite difficult to get the jokes across the footlights. — Sometimes it is very difficult to convey to the audience a joke.

  3. Get ahead — to prosper, thrive, succeed

    In order to get ahead, you should work a lot. — To be successful, you need a lot of work.

  4. Get along — to get along, to live, to prosper, to manage, to handle. This version of the phrasal verb get is most common in American English. In the British version of a widely employed get on with this value.

    I can not get along with my mother-in-law. — I can not get along (get along) with his mother-in.

    I wonder how she’s getting along with her duties. — I wonder how she copes with its responsibilities?

    How will she get along without him? — How would she live without him?

  5. Get at — to get (to something), attack (on someone), to find out, to understand (anything), to bribe, to insinuate

    What are you getting at? — What you’re suggesting?

    She was not easy to get at. — To her it was hard to approach.

  6. Get away — run away, run away; go (somewhere), to take; go, go; get away, to go unpunished

    He should not tell you lies. Do not let him get away with it. — He did not have to lie to you. Do not let him get away with it.

    The prisoner got away. — A prisoner escaped.

    We got him away to the mountains. — We took him to the mountains.

  7. Get back — back, get back; revenge; to pay damages); criticize

    By the time we got back home, she had already slept. — When we returned home, she was already asleep.

    I’d better get back to work. — I’d better get back to work.

    I’ll get back at him one day! — Someday, I will avenge him.

    If I give him some money, he will never give it back. — If I give him some money, he never me they will not give up.

  8. Get back to — contacted later to announce to know; start again to do anything

    Anyway I’d better get back to work. — In any case, I’d better get back to work.

    She’ll get back to you later with her composition. — She will contact you later about his work.

  9. Get behind — keep up (in motion studies)

    You do not attend lectures. Are you going to get behind? — You do not go to lectures. Do you want to fall behind in their studies?

  10. Get by — continue to live (despite the difficulties); out of the situation; pass

    Thanks, but I can get by without your help. — Thanks, but I’ll manage without your help.

    Please, let me get by. — Please let me go.

    You’ll never get by with it. — You will not leave it.

  11. Get down — to swallow; shoot (off the shelf); down, get down; to record; bore, oppress; upset

    All this mistrust is really getting me down. — All this mistrust is really frustrating me.

    I got a book down from the shelf. — I took the book from the shelf.

    The baby could not get the pill down. — The child could not swallow the pill.

    Are you getting down everything I’m telling you? — Do you write down everything that I tell you?

  12. Get down to — start, made ​​for something

    It’s time we got down to work. — It’s time to work.

  13. Get in — a close acquaintance (someone); enter, sit down; return (debts); strike; clean (the harvest); included; to join, to do (elsewhere); to be selected, etc. (the value of the phrasal verb get a lot)

    They got the crops in. — They are harvested.

    Did your daughter get in? — Your daughter is enrolled?

    He got in one with his right. — He struck the right (hand).

    We did not get in to the concert. — We did not get to the concert.

  14. Get into — enter, arrive; wear (clothing); get used to something, to learn something

    How did you get into politics? — How did you get involved in politics?

    At last she got all her shoes into the suitcase. — Finally, she squeezed all his shoes in the suitcase.

This topic is closely related to the other as described in the articles that need to pay attention:

  • «Phrasal verb get — Part 2»
  • «Phrasal verb give»
  • «Phrasal verb make»
  • «Phrasal verb take»
  • «Phrasal verb bring»

After reading them, we recommend to pass the following test: «Test # 1 on the use of phrasal verbs in the English language.»



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