The best way to learn phrasal verbs is through substitution and context. You should learn the meaning of a phrasal verb and use it in specific situations to assimilate the meaning. However, many people prefer to take a specific verb like GET and learn all of the phrasal verbs with that verb. So, here you are, the list of phrasal verbs with get.

 

Get to = arrive at

We use get to to refer to the arrival in a place, for example “I get to my office at around 7am”.

 

Get into = start liking

We use get into to state that in the past we did not like something, but now we do.

“I got into learning English about 3 years ago”.

 

Get out = escape

We use the phrasal verbs get out to escape from a place or to not have to return to a place. For instance “When did you get out of prison?”

 

Get away = escape/go on holiday

We use get away for 2 reasons. It can mean escape, for example, “The thief got away in my car”. Or ir can mean to go on holiday, like “I try to get away at least 3 times a year”.

 

Get away with = not be punished for something

To get away with something means to not be punished for doing something, like I got away with telling a lie because noone realised”.

 

Get over = overcome

Get over means to recover from something, like “I am having trouble getting over my divorce”.

 

Get on = take (the bus)

We use get on to refer to when someone uses some form of public transport, we say get on the bus/train/boat/plain/tram, like I got on the train at 9 this morning as usual”.

 

Get off = leave (the bus)

Get off refers to leaving or removing yourself from a vehicle. We say get off the bus/train etc. For example, I usually get off the bus in the city centre”.

 

Get along/on with = have a good relationship with

Get along with or get on with are synonyms and they mean to have a good relationship with someone. We say “I get along with my best friend so well because we have a lot in common”.

 

Get by = survice with the minimum

Get by can be used to refer to money or to the level of someone’s language. It means that a person can just about live, but not to a high standard. For instance “I find it hard to get by on my salary” or “I can get by in German and Spanish”.

 

Get up = get out of bed

Get up is a simple phrasal verb which relates to a person leaving the bed. Like, “I get up at 6 am every morning”.

 

Get up to = do something

We use get up to informally to talk about the actions of another person. It is not that common to ask one of your friends, “What did you do yesterday?”. We tend to say, “What did you get up to yesterday?”. I didn’t get up to much, actually.

 

Get back = return

We use get back to refer to the return to a place of origin, meaning when you arrive home. For instance, “What time did you get back last night?”

 

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