30 Phrasal Verbs With Get • With Meanings and Examples (2023)

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This particular lesson is about phrasal verbs using the verb get. So in fact, I’ve got 30 of them on the list.

So I’m going to be exhausted by the end of this. So hopefully, you and I are still awake.

There are lots of interesting phrasal verbs. And what I’m going to do is I’m going to tell you the meaning, explain it to you. And then give you a simple example that you’ll be able to use. Let’s go through them one at a time.

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get about

Meaning: (British English) to travel around, or go from A to B (particularly when you’re on holiday)


The best way to get about in London is to use an Oyster card. With this Oyster card, you can get about quite easily.

Paris yesterday, New York next week; you really get about, don’t you!

get along

Meaning: to have a friendly relationship


I’m a very, very friendly sort of person I get along with anybody who gets along with me.

Do you get along with your colleagues?

I don’t get along with my work colleagues, I don’t have anything in common with them, only work.

get after

Meaning: to chase someone or something


Don’t just stand there, get after him, run after him. He’s much older than you, you’ll be able to catch him.

Dad, Dad, the dog’s out! You have to get after him.

30 Phrasal verbs with get

30 Phrasal Verbs With Get • With Meanings and Examples (5)

get ahead

Meaning: to make progress, move in front of


He’s joined a really good company, he hopes to get ahead very quickly.

Can you drive a little bit faster and get ahead of them?

get away

Meaning: to leave, make an escape


Do you think we’ll be able to get away this weekend?

I’m cooking a special dinner, your favourite. It would be nice if we could sit down as a family and enjoy this meal.

get away with something

Meaning: to escape punishment for bad action


Thieves broke into an art gallery and got away with some quite priceless paintings.

Luckily for me, she didn’t go into the bedroom immediately. So I got away with it.

to get back to someone

Meaning: to communicate with someone at a later time or date


Leave it with me, I’ll get back to you later.

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get behind

Meaning: to support someone


Please come and support your team, get behind them.

Meaning: to fall behind, fail to make enough progress


Don’t expect me home before eight or nine at night. I got a little bit behind with my work due to my illness and need to catch up.

get beyond

Meaning: to get past some problem that you have or a difficulty


Look, just forget it, put it in the past. Let’s get beyond it. Let’s move on.

Let’s get beyond thisdarkness and build a brighter future together.

get by

Meaning: to be able to survive on a certain amount of money or food


I’m going to struggle to get by on this, I’m going to probably have to do a part-time job.

I’ve left some food already prepared in the fridge. So hopefully you’ll be able to get by on that.

get down to something

Meaning: to start doing something


I have to get down to some really hard work next week because that presentation is due by the end of the month.

Remember, those exams are early, so you’ve got to get down to some hard study.

get in

Meaning: to enter


Get in the car and just go. You’ll be surprised at what you might discover.

Meaning: to deliver or send something


Let’s get in some food for the party at the weekend.

get into something

Meaning: to start feeling something

get into a rage, get into a bad mood


I get into a bad mood when I start thinking about all the work that I have to do.

One night, he got into a rage and threatened to kill me.

get someone into something

Meaning: to become involved in a particular situation (usually bad)


David told the teacher that Johnny had broken the window. He got Johnny into trouble with the teacher.

I got her into difficulty with her landlord because I forgot to send the money.

get off

get to a good/bad start


Wow, you’ve really got off to a good start. You had some really good success with the sales.

I was trying to make a good impression, but I think I got off to a bad start here.

to get off something

Meaning: to descend, dismount, leave


You can get off the bus at the next stop and walk back to her house.

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get someone off

Meaning: to help someone avoid something


I got my friend off the night shift so that he could go along to the football match with me.

get on with something

Meaning: to continue


Come on, come on. Sit down and get on with the work. I’ll be back in 20 minutes.

get on with somebody

Meaning: have a good relationship


I get on with my in-laws very well. They are good people.

get sb/sth out

Meaning: to remove


Police had to smash the window to get the baby out of the car.

I’m on my own again. I just need to take some food out of the fridge.

Uncle Bill got mysuitcase out of the car boot (trunk).

get over something/someone

Meaning: to recover from an upsetting experience, an illness


Within a few days, everything will be fine. She’ll get over it very quickly. She’s very resilient.

He got over the cold really, really quickly. I thought he would be sick for a few more days.

get past sth/sb

Meaning: to move ahead of someone or something that is in the way


Excuse me, I’m in a hurry, can I get past you?

I really want to get past this car so I can drive a little bit quicker.

Meaning: to be able to overcome something that has been on your mind for a long time


Oh, he just doesn’t seem to be able to get past that problem. He had the row last week with the boss, and it’s been going on forever.

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get around

Meaning: = to get about, to travel around, to get from A to B without difficulty


Oh, it’s easy. You just have to know the routes. There’s always a shortcut that you can take to get around the city.

get around something

Meaning: to find a way of dealing with a physical obstruction or a problem


There are roadworks on the main street. The easiest way to get around is to follow the detour arrows.

get around someone

Meaning: to persuade someone to do something eventually


Just talk to him. Tell him what it means. Tell him the implications. You will find a way to get around him.

We have to try and get them to stop blocking our idea. We have to get around someone.

get through

Meaning: to get to the other side, pass a difficult period


I’ve got to get through this paperwork before the end of the week. Otherwise, I won’t be able to rest on Saturday and Sunday.

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Students have to be prepared for tough exams when they go to university. So they have to get through them somehow.

We’ll get through this together. We’ve always faced problems together, we will get through it.

get to

get to know/understand/like

Meaning: to begin doing something


I didn’t like her at the very beginning. But once I got to know her, I got to like her. She’s got a heart of gold.

get together

Meaning: a nice way to have a meeting with your friends or family


Why don’t we all get together next weekend? We haven’t met each other for a long long time.

get up

Meaning: to stand from a lower position; to wake up


What time do you get up at? I usually get up at six or just before six o’clock.

get up to something

Meaning: to do something


What did you get up to at the weekend?

Don’t get up to anything that I wouldn’t do.

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What is the example of phrasal verb with get? ›

10 GET Phrasal Verbs: get down, get off, get through, get up, get away...

What are the 30 phrasal verbs? ›

For now, here are 30 common literal phrasal verbs.
  • add up. Meaning. to add numbers or things together. ...
  • bring in. Meaning. to bring something inside. ...
  • come back. Meaning. to return (moving toward the direction of the speaker or point of origin) ...
  • come in. Meaning. ...
  • get down. Meaning. ...
  • get in. Meaning. ...
  • get out (of) Meaning. ...
  • get up. Meaning.

What are some examples with get phrases? ›

Example sentence

I got hungry when I smelled the cookies baking. It gets dark when the sun goes down. Their shoes got dirty when they played in the mud. He got hurt when they had a fight.

What are the 20 most used phrasal verbs? ›

20 Super Common Phrasal Verbs
  • Turn up/down – Turn (something) up/down – increase or decrease the volume or strength. ...
  • Turn up – appear suddenly. ...
  • Turn down / Turn (something) down - refuse. ...
  • Wake up – stop sleeping. ...
  • Work out – exercise. ...
  • Work out – be successful.
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What is the meaning of phrasal verb get with? ›

  • (also get along with something) used to talk or ask about how well somebody is doing a task. I'm not getting on very fast with this job.
  • ​to continue doing something, especially after you have been interrupted. Be quiet and get on with your work. (informal) Get on with it! We haven't got all day.

How do you use verbs with get? ›

The verb "to get"
  1. I got my passport last week. ( ...
  2. She got her driving license last week. ( ...
  3. They got permission to live in Switzerland. ( ...
  4. I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria. ( ...
  5. He gets $1,000 a year from his father. ( ...
  6. She got a new coat from Zappaloni in Rome. ( ...
  7. We got a new television for the sitting room. (

What are the 50 phrasal verbs? ›

Top 50 English phrasal verbs
  • Back down. To stop doing something or admit you were wrong because people oppose you. ...
  • Blow up. To explode. ...
  • Break down. To suddenly stop functioning (used for machinery) ...
  • Bring up. To mention something. ...
  • Bump into. To see or meet someone unexpectedly. ...
  • Call off. To cancel. ...
  • Check on. ...
  • Check out.
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What are the 40 phrasal verbs? ›

40 Phrasal Verbs in Use
  • drop in. My brother likes to drop in without so much as a telephone call. ...
  • drop off. I have to drop off this book at the library.
  • fall down. I'm so clumsy. ...
  • fall in. He falls in love with every girl.
  • fall off. I can't ride a bicycle. ...
  • fall over. Look how intoxicated he is! ...
  • figure out. ...
  • fill in.

Which form of verb is used after get? ›

Get can also be followed by the past participle – the form of a verb that usually ends in -ed or -en. The verb get expresses action so, for this structure, we use it with action verbs. Action verbs express physical or mental action.

How do you use gets and get in a sentence? ›

1. The verb to get as a main verb
  1. I'm getting a new car tomorrow. ( ...
  2. He gets very cross when you ask him personal questions. ( ...
  3. I'm getting someone to cut the grass. ( ...
  4. We'll get to London at 7.30 pm. ( ...
  5. I'm going to get top marks in my exam. ( ...
  6. I just don't get it ! ( ...
  7. If you don't take your pills, you may get typhoid. (

What are the 10 most used phrasal verbs? ›

Let's take a look at ten common phrasal verbs used in business.
  1. 1 To ask around. Definition: to ask many people the same question. ...
  2. 2 To call back. Definition: to return a phone call. ...
  3. 3 To come across. ...
  4. 4 To dropby. ...
  5. 5 To figure (something) out. ...
  6. 6 To run by/past. ...
  7. 7 To shop around. ...
  8. 8 To think (something) over.
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What is phrasal verbs give Example 25? ›

Here are twenty-five phrasal verbs to look for. Back up = physically move backwards (as in backing up a car); confirm information. Bring up = mention, as in conversation; raise a child. Count on = rely upon. Cut back = reduce the amount of something.

What are the 25 main verbs? ›

25 Most Common Verbs
  • be.
  • have.
  • do.
  • say.
  • get.
  • make.
  • go.
  • know.

What is the example of get on with it? ›

to start or continue doing something, especially work: Stop talking and get on with it. I like to be left to get on with the job. I suppose I could get on with the ironing while I'm waiting.

How many meanings does the verb get have? ›

That is because the verb has more than 50 uses, such as when it appears as part of at least 12 phrasal verbs or other expressions. Today on Everyday Grammar, we explore this simple three-letter word with many meanings.

What are the 3 forms of get? ›

Get is an irregular verb. Its three parts are get, got, got. In American English, the -ed form gotten is common.

What is the meanings verb to get? ›

To get is a very commonly-used verb in English and has many different uses and meanings: Main meanings of TO GET: to obtain, to receive, to become, to find: Did you get my email?

What is the meaning of phrasal verb get up? ›

1to stand up after sitting, lying, etc. synonym rise The class got up when the teacher came in. Thesaurus.

What are phrasal verbs with examples and meaning? ›

Updated on August 12, 2022 · Grammar. Phrasal verbs are two or more words that together act as a completely new word, with a meaning separate from the original words. For example, pick up means to “grab” or “lift,” very different from the definitions of pick and up alone.

Can phrasal verbs 3 words? ›

Here are some more common three-word phrasal verbs which are well worth learning: come up with = think of something: He's good at coming up with ideas. face up to = accept and try to deal with a problem: You need to face up to the fact that she's not coming back.

What are some common phrasal verbs? ›

10 Frequently Used Phrasal Verbs in English
  • Break off.
  • Turn around.
  • Cut out.
  • Fall apart.
  • Give away.
  • Watch out.
  • Bring up.
  • Pass out.
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What are the 15 phrasal verbs? ›

15 Most Common Phrasal Verbs, Meaning and Example Sentences
Take upTo begin a new hobby
Go alongTo continue to happen or to develop
Back outWithdraw from something one has agreed to do
Wipe outTo destroy something completely
Use upFinish a supply of something
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What are the 3 types of phrasal verbs? ›

There are four types of phrasal verbs. They are Separable Phrasal Verbs, Inseparable Phrasal Verbs (Transitive,) Three-word Phrasal Verbs (Transitive,) and Intransitive Phrasal Verbs.

What is a phrasal verb give at least 5 examples in a sentence? ›

Stand up when speaking in class, please. We'll have to wake up early if we want breakfast. Take off your shoes before you walk on the carpet. My dog likes to break out of his kennel to chase squirrels.

What are the 5 phrasal verbs? ›

5 common phrasal verbs you should know
  • bring back. meaning: to return something. ...
  • fill in. meaning: to complete a form. ...
  • have on. meaning: to wear something. ...
  • put out. meaning: to extinguish/ to make a fire stop working. ...
  • take off. meaning: to remove clothes/ to get undressed.
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What are verb give 100 examples? ›

100 examples of irregular verbs
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What are phrasal verbs for Grade 5? ›

Phrasal verbs are those set of verbs which are the combination of verbs with adverbs or preposition in the sentence.

Can a sentence have 20 words? ›

Sentences are usually between 15–20 words.

What are the 7 types of phrase? ›

Other types of phrases include gerund phrase, appositive phrase, participle phrase and infinitive phrase.
They are,
  • Noun phrase.
  • Adjective phrase.
  • Adverb phrase.
  • Verb phrase.
  • Prepositional phrase.

What are the usages of get? ›

get somebody/something to do something I couldn't get the car to start this morning. He got his sister to help him with his homework. You'll never get him to understand. get somebody/something doing something It's not hard to get him talking—the problem is stopping him!

What is the second form of get? ›


What is the meaning of get past? ›

to be able to stop something from affecting you, upsetting you, or influencing you: Nobody likes to be rejected, but I got past it. If you can get past the old-fashioned photos, this is a great cookbook.

When to use Get or have? ›

Both are verbs. They refer to claiming something. However, 'get' means that we obtain something, whereas, 'have' is used when we want to indicate that something is ours and we take hold of it.

What are the 8 common types of phrases? ›

Based on its function in a sentence, the phrases are divided into various types: 1) Noun Phrase, 2) Verb Phrase, 3) Adject Phrase, 4) Adverb Phrase, 5) Gerund Phrase, 6) Infinitive Phrase, 7, Prepositional Phrase, and 8) Absolute Phrase.

What are examples of simple phrasal verbs? ›

To understand better, let's have a look at some examples of phrasal verbs: put on means to place on something on yourself (like clothes), get on means to progress, and move on means to go forward even if you must leave something behind. Phrasal verbs are highly useful for informal conversations.

What are phrasal verbs examples for kids? ›

What is a Phrasal Verb?
  • She is looking at the baby. She is looking after the baby. ...
  • They looked the word up in the dictionary. ...
  • They looked it up in the dictionary. ...
  • We should catch up later. ...
  • I didn't feel up to it yesterday. ...
  • She was walking across the street. ...
  • I didn't mean to come across that way.

What are two phrasal verbs? ›

Phrasal verbs have two parts: a main verb and an adverb particle.
Phrasal verbs and objects.
break downget backmove in/out
carry ongo offrun away
drop offhang onset off
eat outjoin inwake up
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What are the 200 verbs? ›

200 Most Important Irregular Verb forms in English
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What are the 50 action words? ›

Action Verbs
  • Ride.
  • Sit down. What is this? Report Ad.
  • Stand up.
  • Fight.
  • Laugh.
  • Read.
  • Play.
  • Listen.

What are the 30 irregular verbs? ›

Irregular Verbs List
V1 Base FormV2 Past SimpleV3 Past Participle
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What are phrasal verbs give 10 examples? ›

10 Phrasal Verbs That Are Useful for Business
  • 1 To ask around. Definition: to ask many people the same question. ...
  • 2 To call back. Definition: to return a phone call. ...
  • 3 To come across. Definition: to find unexpectedly. ...
  • 4 To dropby. ...
  • 5 To figure (something) out. ...
  • 6 To run by/past. ...
  • 7 To shop around. ...
  • 8 To think (something) over.
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What verb is used after get? ›

Get can also be followed by the past participle – the form of a verb that usually ends in -ed or -en. The verb get expresses action so, for this structure, we use it with action verbs. Action verbs express physical or mental action. They include such verbs as break, eat, choose and marry.

What are phrasal verbs and 5 examples? ›

Let's take a look at 5 examples and their meanings.
  • bring back. meaning: to return something. ...
  • fill in. meaning: to complete a form. ...
  • have on. meaning: to wear something. ...
  • put out. meaning: to extinguish/ to make a fire stop working. ...
  • take off. meaning: to remove clothes/ to get undressed.
Apr 9, 2010

What is the phrasal verbs with get along with? ›

get along (together)

to have a friendly relationship with someone She never really got along with her sister.

What is the meaning of verb get? ›

transitive verb. : to gain possession of. got a new bicycle. : to receive as a return : earn. he got a bad reputation for carelessness.

What is the future verb of get? ›

Iwill get
youwill get
he, she, itwill get
wewill get
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What word means to get along with? ›

synonyms for get along with
  • concur.
  • conform.
  • accord.
  • answer.
  • attune.
  • blend.
  • click.
  • cohere.

What's a word for easy to get along with? ›

congenial Add to list Share. A congenial person is easy to get along with. If you're trying to decide which of your friends to take on a road trip, choose the most congenial one.

Are you easy to get along with meaning? ›

When you get along with someone, you're friendly or compatible with them.


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