TO GET + DIRECT OBJECT = TO OBTAIN, TO RECEIVE, TO BUY
TO GET + PLACE EXPRESSION = REACH, ARRIVE AT A PLACE
TO GET + ADJECTIVE = BECOME, SHOW A CHANGE OF STATE
TO GET + PREPOSITION/ADVERB
|to get at||try to express|
I think I see what you're getting at. I agree.
|to get away with||escape punishment|
I can't believe you got away with cheating on that test!
|to get by||manage (financially)|
Sam doesn't earn much, but we get by.
|to get down||depress, descend|
This rain is really getting me down.
|to get off||leave a form of transport (train, bus, bicycle, plane)|
We got off the train just before the bomb exploded.
|to get on||1. enter/sit on a form of transport (train, bus, bicycle, plane)|
2. have a relationship with someone
1. He got on his bicycle and rode down the street.
2. Amy and I really get on well.
|to get on with||to proceed|
I have so much homework, I'd better get on with it.
|to get out of||avoid doing something, especially a duty|
She got out of the washing-up every day, even when it was her turn.
|to get over||recover (from an illness, a surprise)|
|to get through||use or finish the supply of something|
We've got through all the sugar. Can you buy some more?
|to get up||leave your bed|
He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning.
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