to gradually get closer to someone or something that you are chasing in order to catch:
Drive faster! The car is
to get ready for a particular activity or event:
The town is already
for the beer festival.
(S) to succeed in making someone understand something clearly:
He tried to
his new ideas
but was unable to.
to become better or more successful than others in a work:
He wants to get ahead and be successful in his career.
Get along/get on
to have a friendly and smooth relationship:
Kevin and his sister don’t
. They argue all the time.
well with my roommate.
1. to be able to go or walk to different places:
with the aid of a stick.
. to successfully deal with something difficult or unpleasant:
He has to find a way to
also get round
. If news or information gets around, a lot of people tell it to each other:
News of the arrests soon
also get around
. to persuade someone gently to agree with something by being nice to them:
your father to take you swimming.
1. to keep criticizing someone unfairly:
My boss is always
2. to be able to reach or touch something:
the screws and bolts.
3. to find out the true facts about something:
We’re just trying to
to get free or escape from a person or place:
I want to
from the heat of the city.
The dangerous criminal
in a car.
Get away with
to avoid punishment for something:
John often leaves work early. He’ll never
to return to a place
from his business trip this morning.
Get back at
to hurt or punish someone in order to take revenge for something bad that they have done to you:
She was trying to
him for insulting her intelligence.
Get back to
to talk, phone or write to someone again later in order to answer a question or give some information:
get back to
to fail to do or produce something on time:
with the payments after losing his job.
to have just enough money to buy the things that you really need in order to live:
It is impossible to
on such a small salary.
1. to cause someone to feel sad and without hope:
This weather is
2. to swallow food or drink:
She was trying to
3. to write down something that you want to remember:
on a piece of paper.
Get down to
to begin doing something with a lot of effort; to give all your attention to something:
got down to
1. When a train, plane or other vehicle gets in, it arrives:
2. to be elected:
with a majority of 8561.
3. to arrive at home or place of work:
I’ll wait until he
4. (S) to collect crops from the field and put them in a particular place:
We decided to
5. (S) to succeed in doing or saying something:
It was impossible to
also get in.
to be allowed to become a member of a club or a student at a college or university:
I’ll work hard. I want to
also get into.
to enter a car, taxi, van, truck, etc.:
his car and drove away.
Get in on
to become involved in an activity:
Our firm is trying to
get in on
the new project.
to start being involved in something:
He’s thinking of
Get in with
to become friendly with someone:
At university, he
got in with
the wrong group.
1. to leave a place because you start a journey:
by five o’clock?
2. used to tell someone not to touch someone or something:
3. to leave work because it is time to leave:
What time do you
work on Fridays?
4. to not be punished for doing something wrong:
They charged him with theft, but he
5. to descend from a ship, train, plane, bus, etc.:
got off t
he train in London.
be successful in your life or career:
It wasn’t easy to
make progress in a situation:
How are you
in your new career?
3. to board a ship, train, plane, bus, etc.
When will we
Get on with
to continue doing something:
He went quiet and
got on with
1. to leave a place
Get out of
my house right now!
2. If something secret gets out, it becomes known:
that she was leaving him for another man.
Get out of
1. to avoid doing something that you should do:
He wanted to
get out of
2. to stop doing something that is a habit:
get out of
the habit of going to bed late.
3. to leave a car, taxi, etc.:
We stopped and
got out of
1. to deal successfully with something difficult:
I really need to
2. to get well again after being ill:
It took me weeks to
3. to start feeling happy after a very bad experience:
the shock of his death.
to use up or finish something completely:
five jars of honey last week.
2. to succeed in contacting someone:
He tried phoning home, but couldn't
Telephone phrasal verbs
3. to pass an exam, etc.:
my driving test.
4. to be officially approved:
The proposal finally
to annoy or irritate someone:
Try not to let him
1. to wake and get out of your bed:
early every morning.
2. to stand up after sitting or lying down:
from the chair and left the room.
Get up as
(S) to dress yourself or someone in particular clothes:
as a pirate.
Get up to
to do something, especially something unpleasant:
What did you
get up to
1. (S) to give something to someone because you no longer want it:
all my old clothes.
2. (S) to make known something that should be kept secret:
1. to stop fighting or resisting and admit that you are defeated:
I am not going to
without a fight.
2. to agree to do what someone else wants to do:
The government refused to
give in to
also give out
to produce a gas, heat or a smell:
a sweet smell.
to open in a particular direction:
a large entrance hall.
1. to become weaker or stop working:
She talked non-stop till her voice
2. (S) to give something to a group of people:
The teacher asked him to
Give over to
to give something to someone/something for a particular purpose:
The area is
given over to
the production of vegetables.
1. (S) to stop doing or using something:
I’m trying to
2. to decide that you cannot do something and stop trying:
. What’s the answer?
Give up on
to stop believing that someone will improve or change:
My teachers have never
given up on
Phrasal verbs with Go
H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
May 16, 2017
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