Phrasal Verbs And Idioms With Get

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.
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