Phrasal Verbs 8



get sthg across/over
communicate, make understandable
I tried to get my point across/over to the judge but she wouldn't listen.
get along/on
like each other
I was surprised how well my new girlfriend and my sister got along/on.
get around
have mobility
My grandfather can get around fine in his new wheelchair.
get away
go on a vacation
We worked so hard this year that we had to get away for a week.
get away with sthg
do without being noticed or punished
Jason always gets away with cheating in his maths tests.
get back
return
We got back from our vacation last week.
get sthg back
receive sthg you had before
Liz finally got her Science notes back from my room-mate.
get back at sby
retaliate, take revenge
My sister got back at me for stealing her shoes. She stole my favourite hat.
get back into sthg
become interested in sthg again
I finally got back into my novel and finished it.
get on sthg
step onto a vehicle
We're going to freeze out here if you don't let us get on the bus.
get over sthg
recover from an illness, loss, difficulty
I just got over the flu and now my sister has it.
get over sthg
overcome a problem
The company will have to close if it can't get over the new regulations.
get round to sthg
finally find time to do (AmE: get around to sthg)
I don't know when I am going to get round to writing the thank you cards.
get together
meet (usually for social reasons)
Let's get together for a BBQ this weekend.
get up
get out of bed
I got up early today to study for my exam.
get up
stand
You should get up and give the elderly man your seat.