The phrasal verb get is one of the more popular phrasal verbs in the English
There are a number of combinations and there can be more than one definition and
usage per preposition -- making the phrasal verb get not only popular, but also a little difficult.
What follows below is a about half of the uses that I know of. There is another page
on this site containing the other half.
I recommend reading through the list and then doing the exercise that
You can check your answers to see how well you know the phrasal verb
GET ABOUT = go from place to place
How did you get about before you bought your car?
GET ACROSS = communicate clearly, precisely
I tried, but I couldn’t get across how important the test was to their
GET AHEAD = make progress at work, get promoted
Most people believe they can get ahead through hard work.
GET ALONG = A. become quite old B. relate to sme C. manage by oneself, unassisted
A. John is 90, he is really getting along. B. John and Jill have been together 6 years, they get along quite well. C. The teacher checked to see how the children were getting along on their
GET AROUND = A. evade, circumvent B. go from place to place C. made known, circulated
A. Some children try to get around school rules and smoke at school. B. I’ve been getting around by bicycle since my scooter was stolen. C. Word got around the factory that the strike started on Monday at noon.
GET AT = A. access or reach B. suggest or hint
A. I'm not tall enough to get at the things on the top shelf. B. What are you getting at? Say it plainly.
GET AWAY = A. escape B. (with) Not be punished for something.
A. The tourist couldn't get away from the attacker. B. He won’t get away with taking money from the company.