Phrasal verbs with get
To get about is to travel a lot. The phrasal verbs get around and get round also mean the same.
- The suburban trains are the best way to get around Mumbai.
- My grandparents get about a lot.
Get about can also be an inseparable phrasal verb. It means spread.
- Rumours get about really fast.
To get about/around a rule or law is to avoid the consequences of violating it.
- If you have a good accountant on your side, you will be able to get about the tax laws.
To get around a difficulty is to overcome it.
- In the end we managed to get around the issue.
Get along with / Get on with
To get along with somebody is to have a friendly relationship with them.
- She gets along nicely with her mother-in-law.
- Do you get on with your neighbours?
Get around to
To get around to doing something is to manage to it.
- If there is no deadline, I won’t get around to doing anything.
To get away is to leave or escape.
- The thieves got away in a stolen car.
- The lion chased the deer but it got away.
Get away with
You get away with something when you avoid punishment for something wrong you have done.
- Only she can get away with an offensive remark like that.
- You can’t get away with a major crime like that.
To get back is to return.
- We got back home early in the morning.
- I will ask her to contact you when she gets back.
Get something back
To get something back is to recover it.
- I have stopped lending books. I never get them back.
To get by is to survive on very little money.
- As he doesn’t have a good job, he has to get by with very little money.
- In India foreigners can get by with just English.
To get in is to enter a place.
- Please get in.
- The place was too crowded, so I couldn’t get in.
To get into trouble is to become involved in a difficult situation.
- You will get into trouble with the traffic cops if you exceed the speed limits.
To get off a vehicle is to leave it.
- We are getting off at the next stop.
- Don’t get off the train until it comes to a complete stop.
To get on a vehicle is to enter it.
- I couldn’t get on the train. It was too crowded.
To get out of a place is to leave it.
- She told him to get out of her room.
When news gets out, it becomes well-known.
- Word got out that she was a German spy.