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Phrasal verbs with the word get

4 years ago
We all know that phrasal verbs are difficult for English language learners. Many people don't have phrasal verbs in their native language, so it can be hard to master them.

Recently, I've taught a few classes on phrasal verbs using the word get. There are at least 12 phrasal verbs that use the word get. We all know the common ones like "get up" and "get in." However do you know these ones?

- get along: This is when you like a person and have a good relationship with them. For example, "I really get along with my new coworker. She's very friendly and helpful."
- get away: This means to escape, in either a good or bad way. We will often say "I had a weekend getaway to the mountains," for example. On the other hand, the "getaway car" is what is used after committing a crime. It's the car you get in quickly and then speeds off. You can also just say "I need to get away." That simply means you need an escape of some sort.
- get through: This is used when you endure something difficult or when you need to convince someone something. For example, "I'm glad I got through that 12-hour airplane ride!" Or "Can you get through to her? She's not listening to me!"
- Get over: This one is used when ending a relationship. When someone goes through a break up (another phrasal verb meaning to end a romantic relationship), you'll hear "Oh you just need to get over him! He sucks!" Or if someone is really bothered by something, they might say "I just need to get over it and do it!"

What are some other phrasal verbs with get that you can think of?

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