Get about – spread (of news etc.)
- Word soon got about that he was going to be dismissed.
Get about – travel, move from place to place
- They get about quite a bit.
- The Delhi Metro is the best way to get about the city.
Get something across – cause people to understand or accept it
- Though he tried hard, he couldn’t get the new idea across.
- He could get the message across without much difficulty.
Get after – pursue; attack
- Though they got after the thieves, the policemen failed to arrest them.
Get along – live sociably with somebody; manage; make progress
- I don’t understand how he manages to get along with her.
Get at – reach; find out
- Though he tried hard, the hungry fox couldn’t get at the bunch of grapes.
- They are trying to get at the truth.
Get away (with) – leave; escape; avoid the penalty of
- The rich lad probably believed that he would be able to get away with the murder, but he was proved wrong.
Get off – start
- We got off in the morning.
Get off – escape punishment
- The accused couldn’t get off.
- The thief got off after bribing the policeman.
Get over -overcome
- He could get over the financial difficulties easily.
Get round somebody – persuade somebody to do what is desired; outwit; influence
- A pretty young wife easily gets round an old husband.
Get (down) to – start
- It is high time we got down to work.
Get to know – reach the stage of knowing; become familiar with
- He is a nice guy when you get to know him.