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Phrasal verbs with GET

3 years ago
Here are 6 very common phrasal verbs with GET. How many did you already know?

GET UP = LEAVE YOUR BED
  • I usually get up at 7:00, but yesterday I got up at 9:00 because it was a holiday.
  • My mother likes to get up early because she has lots of energy in the morning.
  • My brother is grumpy when he first gets up in the morning.
GET OUT = GO AWAY, LEAVE
There are two possible ways to use “get out.”
1) If you tell somebody to “get out,” it is usually because you are angry at them:
  • Get out! You’re a terrible person and I never want to see you again!
  • If you don’t get out of my store right now, I’m going to call the police.
2) “Get out” can be used as an informal way to say “leave”:
  • What time do you get out of class? = What time do you leave class?
  • I usually get out around 6:30. = I usually leave around 6:30.
GET INTO = BEGIN TO DO OR BE INTERESTED IN
  • I’m really getting into hip-hop. I love the music and the dance!
  • My brother has really gotten into tennis. He plays 5 times a week nowadays.
  • I don’t think I could get into surfing. I don’t really like water sports.
GET ALONG WITH = HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • My parents don’t get along with each other. They’re always fighting.
  • I get along really well with my sister. We talk on the phone all the time and help each other with all our problems.
  • John doesn’t get along with Clara. He thinks she’s annoying, and she thinks he’s selfish.
GET OVER = RECOVER, CONTINUE WITH LIFE AFTER A DIFFICULT EVENT
  • It took me 6 months to get over my last breakup. I really thought we were going to get married.
  • My mother died when I was a child, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten over it. I still miss her.
  • You’re still sad about your boss’ criticism of your work? Get over it already!
GET BY = SURVIVE
  • He doesn’t make a lot of money, but he gets by. He has enough to pay for his basic expenses.
  • I can’t get by without my morning coffee… I need caffeine to stay awake in English class!
  • Because of the financial crisis, many families are just barely getting by.