Phrasal verbs are phrases that indicate actions. They are generally used in spoken English and informal texts. Examples of such verbs include: turn down, come across and run into.
Sometimes, it is difficult to understand the meaning of phrasal verbs. Before looking them up in a dictionary, it would be helpful to use the context to understand them.
Some phrasal verbs have literal meanings while others have a more idiomatic meaning. For instance, the verb “get down” depending on context can mean:
Here is a list of 20 phrasal verbs using the verb “GET”
Example: I can hear what you say but I do not know what you’re trying to get at.
Example: I can’t believe the police let him get away with theft.
Example: Many people around the world can barely get by with the money they make.
Example: Sad movies always get me down. / If there is a shooting, remember to get down!
Example: I will get off at the next bus stop.
Example: 1. I got on the bus right on time. 2. I get on well with my brothers.
Example: Now the interruption is over, please get on with the meeting.
Example: It took a lot of convincing but I was able to get out of Friday night’s meeting.
Examples: 1. I am so glad I got over the flu. 2. I have gotten over Joe, now I am dating Mark.
Example: I’ve finally gotten through this book, it wasn’t as good as they say.
Example: I wonder what Michael is getting up to, he is always pranking people.
Examples: 1. I will have to buy a car in the US to get around. 2. In my office, they always find a way to get around the ban on sugary treats.
Example: I want to get back at my sister for taking my favorite skirt!
Example: My boss has gotten behind our idea 100%!
Example: I hate doing math. I will do it now so I can get it over with.
Example: I have gotten rid of everything that reminded me of Joe.
Example: Our new boss has finally gotten used to the weather in Poland.
Example: The gym teacher is teaching a seminar to warn about the effects of drugs. Hopefully, he will get through to the teens.
Example: Ever since Mary got it together, she has been promoted and given a raise!
Example: Isabel usually plays around and doesn’t study for her English test, but this year it got harder so she now has to get down to studying if she wants to pass.
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