Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
get /get/
  • ngoại động từ got, got, gotten
    • được, có được, kiếm được, lấy được
      • to get a living: kiếm sống
      • to get little by it: không được lợi lộc gì ở cái đó
      • to get fame: nổi tiếng
    • nhận được, xin được, hỏi được
      • to get a telegram: nhận được một bức điện tín
      • he couldn't get leave from his father: nó không xin được phép của bố nó
    • tìm ra, tính ra
      • to get 9 on the average: tính trung bình được 9
    • mua
      • to get a new hat: mua một cái mũ mới
      • to get a ticket: mua một cái vé
    • học (thuộc lòng)
      • to get something by heart: học thuộc lòng điều gì
    • mắc phải
      • to get an illness: mắc bệnh
    • (thông tục) ăn
      • to get one's breakfast: ăn sáng
    • bắt được (cá, thú rừng...); đem về, thu về (thóc...)
    • (thông tục) hiểu được, nắm được (ý...)
      • I don't get you: tôi không hiểu ý anh
      • to get it right: hiểu một cách đúng đắn điều đó
      • to get the cue: nắm được ngụ ý
    • đưa, mang, chuyền, đem, đi lấy
      • to get the table through the window: chuyển cái bàn qua cửa sổ
      • get me a chair: đi lấy cho tôi một cái ghế, mang cho tôi một cái ghế
    • bị, chịu
      • to get a blow: bị một đòn
      • to get a fall: bị ngã
      • to get one's arm broken: bị gãy tay
      • to get it: bị trừng phạt, bị mắng nhiếc
    • (thông tục) dồn (ai) vào thế bí, dồn (ai) vào chân tường; làm (ai) bối rối lúng túng không biết ăn nói ra sao
      • ah! I've got you there!: à! thế là tôi làm cho anh bị bối rối nhé!
    • làm cho, khiến cho
      • to get somebody to speak: làm cho ai phải nói
      • he could not get the door open: hắn không làm thế nào mở được cửa ra
      • to get the low observed: làm cho pháp luật được tôn trọng
      • to get somebody with child: làm cho ai có mang
      • to get some job done: làm xong một việc gì
    • sai ai, bảo ai, nhờ ai (làm gì)
      • to get one's hair cut: đi cắt tóc
    • (thông tục) to have got có, phải
      • I've got very little money: tôi có rất ít tiền
      • it has got to be done: phải làm việc đó
    • sinh, đẻ (thú vật; ít khi dùng cho người)
    • tìm hộ, mua hộ, xoay hộ, cung cấp
      • to get [for] someone a football match ticket: tìm mua (xoay hộ) cho ai một vé đi xem đá bóng
  • nội động từ
    • đến, tới, đạt đến
      • shall we get there in time?: liệu chúng ta có đến đó kịp giờ không?
      • to get there: (từ lóng) thành công
    • trở nên, trở thành, thành ra, đi đến chỗ
      • to get fat: (trở nên) béo ra
      • to get old: (trở nên) già đi
      • to get better: đã đỡ, đã khá hơn (người ốm)
      • to get well: đã khỏi (người ốm)
    • bắt đầu
      • to get to work: khởi công, bắt đầu làm
      • they got talking: chúng nó bắt đầu nói chuyện
    • (từ lóng) cút đi, chuồn
Concise Dictionary
+a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
+come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
+enter or assume a certain state or condition
+cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
+receive a specified treatment (abstract)
+reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
+go or come after and bring or take back
+go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
+take vengeance on or get even
+achieve a point or goal
+cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
+succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
+come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
+be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
+communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone
+give certain properties to something
+move into a desired direction of discourse
+grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of
+attract and fix
+reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot
+reach by calculation
+acquire as a result of some effort or action
+perceive by hearing
+suffer from the receipt of
+receive as a retribution or punishment
+leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
+reach and board
+evoke an emotional response
+apprehend and reproduce accurately
+earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
+overcome or destroy
+be a mystery or bewildering to
+take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
+undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
+make children

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 obtain, secure, acquire, come by or into (the) possession of, procure, pick up; collect; buy, purchase, book, retain, hire, engage, rent, lease; accede to, inherit, fall heir to, succeed to:
Where did you get these beautiful prints? You had better get yourself a good lawyer. They got the furniture from his mother's estate.
2 receive; be given, come by:
He got a bicycle from his grandma. I got a job at the carwash.
3 earn, receive, realize, make, take, gross, clear, net, pocket, be paid; win, Colloq take home, pull down:
He gets a lot of money for just standing there and answering questions.
4 fetch, go (to or and) get, go for or after, pick up; bring (back), retrieve:
Please get me a cup of tea.
5 catch, contract, have, suffer from, come down with, fall ill or sick with, be afflicted with, become infected with, acquire:
You'll get pneumonia if you go out without your coat.
6 become, fall:
We got ill from eating too much chocolate.
7 become, turn, grow:
It got very cold last night. He got rich almost overnight.
8 capture, seize, arrest, take, apprehend, grab, pick up, lay hold of, bag, Colloq collar, nab, pinch:
Are the police sure that they got the right person?
9 manage, arrange, come, succeed; contrive, fix it, manoeuvre, manipulate, Colloq wangle:
How did you get to be chairman?
10 reach, arrive (at), come, go, travel, journey:
She got home by taxi.
11 catch, take, enter, make, come or go by, travel or journey by:
He got the midnight train.
12 reach, get in touch with, communicate with, get onto or through to, Colloq contact:
We finally got him just before he left for the day.
13 receive, pick up, tune in to or on, listen to or watch:
I cannot get that programme.
14 persuade, prevail upon, coax, induce, influence, cajole, wheedle, talk (someone) into, sway, bring (someone) round, make, cause:
How did you ever get them to let you go?
15 put, place, set, fit, manoeuvre, manipulate, wiggle, wriggle:
I can't get this knob back on.
16 affect, stir, move, touch, arouse, stimulate, excite, have an impact or effect on, make an impression on, impress, leave a mark on, get to, Colloq turn (someone) on:
Those old romantic songs really get me.
17 get at, irritate, annoy, vex, irk, nettle, pique, provoke, anger, exasperate, bother, perturb, rile, Colloq bug, get (someone's) goat, rub (someone) (up) the wrong way, Sometimes non-standard aggravate:
Doesn't it get you to see people going unpunished for their crimes?
18 baffle, confuse, confound, puzzle, perplex, bewilder:
You've got me! I don't know where it is!
19 understand, appreciate, fathom, see, grasp, apprehend, perceive, follow, comprehend, take in, work out, make head(s) or tail(s) of:
You just don't get the joke, do you?
20 catch, hear:
I didn't get the name; please repeat it.
21 derive, learn, glean, absorb, take in:
Did you get anything from yesterday's lecture?
22 have, place, put, fix, pinpoint:
Eventually, I'll get him where I want him!
23 get even with, revenge oneself on, take vengeance on, pay (someone) back, settle or even the score with, get back at:
I'll get him for betraying me if it's the last thing I do!
24 strike, hit, punch, smack; shoot; hurt, harm, damage, injure; Slang sock, slug:
She got him right between the eyes.
25 get about or around.
(a) spread, become known, leak (out), circulate, be bruited about or around, be noised abroad, go about or around:
He let the news get about that he needed a secretary.
(b) be socially active, socialize, go or get out; run about or around, gad about:
Since his accident, he doesn't get around much any more.
26 get across. get or put over, put across, get through, communicate, make clear, impart:
She is trying to get across to you the fact that she despises television.
27 get ahead. succeed, prosper, be or become successful, do well, flourish, thrive, make good, progress, rise (up) in the world, Colloq go places:
With his contacts, he's bound to get ahead.
28 get along.
(a) be friendly or compatible (with), associate (with), agree (with), be agreeable, get on (with), Colloq hit it off (with):
She gets along with most people quite well. Do you think they'll get along?
(b) manage, cope, shift, fare, survive, make both ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, get on, Colloq get by, make out, make do:
How are you getting along with your new novel?
(c) leave, depart, go or move away, get going, get on, go along, proceed:
I have to get along now or I'll miss my train.
(d) progress, proceed, get on, advance, move ahead or along or on:
How are you getting on with your new novel?
(e) get on, age, get or become or grow older, advance:
They are getting along but you wouldn't guess that they're eighty.
29 get around.
(a) See 25, above.
(b) See 46, below.
30 get at.
(a) gain access to, access, reach, put or lay one's hands on, get to:
I can't get at the lock from here.
(b) intend, mean, suggest, hint (at), insinuate, imply, have in mind or view, contemplate:
She just didn't understand what I was getting at.
(c) get, tease, taunt, criticize, find fault with, carp, nag, pick on, US get to:
She is really beginning to get at me with her persistent criticism.
(d) get to, influence, intimidate, corrupt, bribe, undermine, subvert, suborn:
They tried to get at the judge.
(e) learn, find out, ascertain, determine:
The police said they were only trying to get at the facts.
31 get away.
(a) escape, leave, break out or away, flee, depart, make good one's escape, elude one's captors, break free, disappear:
He will never be able to get away now!
(b) escape, take a holiday or US also vacation, get or take a rest or respite:
I must get away for a few days.
(c) start, get or take off:
Black Flash got away from the starting gate at top speed.
32 get back.
(a) return, come or go back:
I'll try to get back before midnight.
(b) reacquire, recover, regain, retrieve, recoup, repossess:
Can you get your money back for that hat?
33 get back at. See 23, above.
34 get behind. back, support, promote, finance, fund, push, Colloq plug, hype:
If you get behind the enterprise, I know it will succeed.
35 get by. See 28 (b), above.
36 get down.
(a) dismount, alight, descend, come or go down, climb or step down, get off:
He got down from his horse and drew his gun.
(b) write (down), note (down), record, make a note of:
She wasn't able to get down everything Shaw said.
(c) depress, dispirit, sadden, dishearten, discourage, deject:
Don't let a little thing like that get you down.
(d) swallow, eat:
No sooner does he get some food down than it comes right back up again.
37 get down to. concentrate or focus on, turn attention to, attend to:
Let's get down to business.
38 get in.
(a) enter, get into or on or onto, embark, entrain, emplane or enplane, get or go aboard:
We got in the car and were driven away. You can get in here.
(b) enter, arrive, return, come or go in:
I got in at eight today.
(c) fit or squeeze in, insert, slip in, include:
He got in my comment. The doctor got me in before anyone else.
(d) arrive, come in, land:
My flight got in at dawn.
39 get into.
(a) put or put on, don, dress in, get dressed in:
Here, get into this uniform.
(b) go into, discuss, become involved in, pursue, treat, describe, delineate, detail, follow up on, penetrate:
Do you really want me to get into the nasty details?
(c) be into, be or become involved in, take up, pursue; enjoy, like, become enthusiastic about, Slang get off on, get or become high on:
I could really get into farming.
(d) See 38 (a), above.
40 get off.
(a) alight, disembark, get down from, get out of, dismount, descend (from), climb or step down off or from, deplane, detrain:
She got off her bike and came towards me.
(b) leave, depart, go (off), set out or off:
I hope to get off tomorrow morning.
(c) remove, take off, shed, doff:
Can you get those boots off easily?
(d) cause to be set or go free, be or cause to be acquitted or liberated or released or set free:
A clever lawyer could have got him off. He got off on a technicality.
41 get off on. See 39 (c), above.
42 get on.
(a) See 28, above.
(b) See 38 (a), above.
(c) See 39 (a), above.
(d) grow or become late:
It's getting on and they'll be waiting.
43 get onto.
(a) See 12, above.
(b) See 38 (a), above.
(c) discover, learn about, become aware of, find out about, Colloq Brit twig, US cotton (on) to:
If they get onto the missing stores we're in for it.
44 get out (of).
(a) leave, depart, go out or away, be off, retire:
We got out as quickly as we could.
(b) escape, extricate oneself; be released:
She thought she'd never get out alive.
(c) extract, draw, wrest, force, drag or pry out, wring or get from:
They'll never get anything out of me!
(d) gain, profit:
Ask yourself what you will get out of the deal.
(e) avoid, evade, sidestep, escape:
Gabriela was somehow always able to get out of PE class.
(f) See 25 (b), above.
45 get over.
(a) surmount, cross, climb, pass, traverse:
A dog can't get over a fence that high.
(b) recover or recuperate from, survive:
Which takes longer, getting over a love affair or the measles?
(c) finish, complete, bring to an end:
Let's get this over with as soon as possible.
(d) See 26, above.
46 get round or around.
(a) bypass, circumvent, skirt, avoid, evade, elude, outsmart, outwit, outmanoeuvre, outflank, steal a march on, Colloq give (someone) the run-around:
Chris is always trying to get round the parking restrictions.
(b) cajole, wheedle, flatter, persuade, coax, win over:
I didn't want to propose, but she managed to get round me.
(c) See 25.(b), above.
47 get round or around to. get or come to, reach, arrive at (finally), find time for:
He said he would do the repairs if he got round to it.
48 get through.
(a) (help to) succeed or complete:
She got me through the ordeal. Without her help, I never could have got through.
(b) reach, contact:
The line is engaged and I cannot get through to mother.
(c) finish, conclude:
When you get through, please put away the dishes.
(d) communicate (with):
Parents sometimes have trouble getting through to their children.
49 get (to).
(a) arrive at, come to; near, approach:
What time did you get to the office? How did you get home?
(b) See 28.(c), (d), above.
50 get together.
(a) gather, accumulate, collect, assemble:
Get your things together and leave at once!
(b) assemble, convene, gather, meet, congregate, socialize:
Have you time to get together on Friday?
(c) arrive at or reach an agreement or settlement, come to terms, come to an understanding:
I think we can get together on the question of wages.
51 get up.
(a) arise, awaken, wake (up):
I get up at dawn.
(b) stand (up):
Get up and you'll be able to reach it.
(c) mount, climb (up), ascend:
Can we get up the next hill? She got up on the table and started to dance.
(d) create, devise, organize, arrange, prepare:
We got up a cabaret for the after-dinner entertainment.
(e) dress, clothe, apparel, outfit, attire, turn out, deck out, rig out, dress up, fit out or up:
She got herself up as a cabaret dancer.
(f) study, learn, US get up on:
You'd best get up your history before the exam.
52 get up to. become or be involved in, be up to:
If you don't watch her, she'll get up to no good.
Advanced English Dictionary
HELP NOTE In spoken AmE the past participle gotten is almost always used.
receive / obtain
1 [VN] [no passive] to receive sth: I got a letter from Dave this morning. + What (= What presents) did you get for your birthday? + He gets (= earns) about $40 000 a year. + This room gets very little sunshine. + I got a shock when I saw the bill. + I get the impression that he is bored with his job.
2 [no passive] ~ sth (for yourself / sb)
~ (yourself / sb) sth to obtain sth: [VN] Where did you get (= buy) that skirt? + Did you manage to get tickets for the concert? + She opened the door wider to get a better look. + Try to get some sleep. + He has just got a new job. + [VNN] Why don't you get yourself a car? + [VN, VNN] Did you get a present for your mother? + Did you get your mother a present? + You can get the basic model for $100. + $100 will get you the basic model.
3 [VN] [no passive] ~ sth (for sth) to obtain or receive an amount of money by selling sth: How much did you get for your car? + We got £120 000 for the house.
4 to go to a place and bring sb/sth back
Synonym: FETCH
[VN] Quick-go and get a cloth! + Somebody get a doctor! + I have to go and get my mother from the airport (= pick her up). + [VN, VNN] Get a drink for John. + Get John a drink.
5 [VN] [no passive] to receive sth as a punishment: He got ten years (= was sent to prison for ten years) for armed robbery.
6 [VN] [no passive] to receive broadcasts from a particular television or radio station: We can't get Channel 5 in our area.
7 [VN] [no passive] to buy sth, for example a newspaper or magazine, regularly
Synonym: TAKE
Which newspaper do you get?
mark / grade
8 [VN] [no passive] to achieve or be given a particular mark/grade in an exam: He got a 'C' in Chemistry and a 'B' in English.
9 [VN] [no passive] to become infected with an illness; to suffer from a pain, etc: I got this cold off (= from) you! + She gets (= often suffers from) really bad headaches.
10 [VN] [no passive] to be connected with sb by telephone: I wanted to speak to the manager but I got his secretary instead.
state / condition
11 to reach a particular state or condition; to make sb/sth/yourself reach a particular state or condition: [V-ADJ] to get angry / bored / hungry / fat + You'll soon get used to the climate here. + We ought to go; it's getting late. + to get dressed / undressed (= to put your clothes on / take your clothes off) + They plan to get married in the summer. + She's upstairs getting ready. + I wouldn't go there alone; you might get (= be) mugged. + My car got (= was) stolen at the weekend. + [VN-ADJ] Don't get your dress dirty! + He got his fingers caught in the door. + She soon got the children ready for school. - BECOME
12 [V to inf] to reach the point at which you feel, know, are, etc. sth: After a time you get to realize that these things don't matter. + You'll like her once you get to know her. + His drinking is getting to be a problem. + She's getting to be an old lady now.
make / persuade
13 to make, persuade, etc. sb/sth do sth: [VN to inf] I couldn't get the car to start this morning. + He got his sister to help him with his homework. + You'll never get him to understand. + [VN -ing] Can you really get that old car going again? + It's not hard to get him talking-the problem is stopping him!
get sth done
14 [VN-ADJ] ~ sth done to cause sth to happen or be done: I must get my hair cut. + I'll never get all this work finished.
15 [V -ing] to start doing sth: I got talking to her. + We need to get going soon.
16 (informal) [V to inf] to have the opportunity to do sth: He got to try out all the new software. + It's not fair-I never get to go first.
17 [V +adv./prep.] to arrive at or reach a place or point: We got to San Diego at 7 o'clock. + You got in very late last night. + What time did you get here? + I haven't got very far with the book I'm reading.
move / travel
18 [+adv./prep.] to move to or from a particular place or in a particular direction, sometimes with difficulty; to make sb/sth do this: [V] The bridge was destroyed so we couldn't get across the river. + She got into bed. + He got down from the ladder. + We didn't get (= go) to bed until 3 a.m. + I'm getting off (= leaving the train) at the next station. + Where have they got to (= where are they)? + We must be getting home; it's past midnight. + [VN] The general had to get his troops across the river. + We couldn't get the piano through the door. + We'd better call a taxi and get you home. + I can't get the lid off.
19 [VN] [no passive] to use a bus, taxi, plane, etc: We're going to be late-let's get a taxi. + I usually get the bus to work.
20 ~ sth (for yourself / sb)
~ (yourself / sb) sth (especially BrE) to prepare a meal: [VN] Who's getting the lunch? + [VN, VNN] I must go home and get tea for the kids. + I must go home and get the kids their tea.
telephone / door
21 [VN] (spoken) to answer the telephone or a door when sb calls, knocks, etc: Will you get the phone?
catch / hit
22 [VN] to catch or take hold of sb, especially in order to harm or punish them: He was on the run for a week before the police got him. + to get sb by the arm / wrist / throat + She fell overboard and the sharks got her. + He thinks everybody is out to get him (= trying to harm him). + (informal) I'll get you for that!
23 [VN +adv./prep.] to hit or wound sb: The bullet got him in the neck.
24 [VN] [no passive] (informal) to understand sb/sth: I don't get you. + She didn't get the joke. + I don't get it-why would she do a thing like that? + I get the message-you don't want me to come.
happen / exist
25 [VN] [no passive] (informal) used to say that sth happens or exists: You get (= There are) all these kids hanging around in the street. + They still get cases of typhoid there.
confuse / annoy
26 [VN] [no passive] (spoken) to make sb feel confused because they do not understand sth
Synonym: PUZZLE
'What's the capital of Bulgaria?' 'You've got me there!' (= I don't know).
27 [VN] [no passive] (spoken) to annoy sb: What gets me is having to do the same thing all day long.
Help Note: Get is one of the most common words in English, but some people try to avoid it in formal writing.
Idioms: Most idioms containing get are at the entries for the nouns and adjectives in the idioms, for example get sb's goat is at goat.
be getting on (informal)
1 (of a person) to be becoming old
2 (of time) to be becoming late: The time's getting on-we ought to be going.
be getting on for ... (especially BrE) to be nearly a particular time, age or number: It must be getting on for midnight. + He's getting on for eighty.
can't get over sth (spoken) used to say that you are shocked, surprised, amused, etc. by sth: I can't get over how rude she was.
get away from it all (informal) to have a short holiday/vacation in a place where you can relax
get (sb) anywhere / somewhere / nowhere to achieve or cause sb to achieve something/nothing; to make or cause sb to make progress/no progress: After six months' work on the project, at last I feel I'm getting somewhere. + This line of investigation is getting us nowhere. + Flattery will get you nowhere / anywhere you wish to go.
get it on (with sb) (slang, especially AmE) to have sex with sb
get it (AmE) = CATCH IT
get it up (slang) (of a man) to have an ERECTION
get there to achieve your aim or complete a task: I'm sure you'll get there in the end. + It's not perfect but we're getting there (= making progress).
how selfish, stupid, ungrateful, etc. can you get? (spoken) used to express surprise or disapproval that sb has been so selfish, etc.
there's no getting away from sth
you can't get away from sth you have to admit that sth unpleasant is true
what are you, was he, etc. getting at? (spoken) used to ask, especially in an angry way, what sb is/was suggesting: I'm partly to blame? What exactly are you getting at?
what has got into sb? (spoken) used to say that sb has suddenly started to behave in a strange or different way: What's got into Alex? He never used to worry like that. + I'm sorry for laughing like that-I don't know what got into me.
Phrasal Verbs: get about (BrE) = GET AROUND
get above yourself (especially BrE) to have too high an opinion of yourself
get across (to sb)
get sth<->across (to sb) to be communicated or understood; to succeed in communicating sth: Your meaning didn't really get across. + He's not very good at getting his ideas across.
get ahead (of sb) to make progress (further than others have done): She wants to get ahead in her career. + He soon got ahead of the others in his class.
get along
1 (usually used in the progressive tenses) to leave a place: It's time we were getting along.
2 = GET ON
get around
1 (BrE also get about) to move from place to place or from person to person: She gets around with the help of a stick. + News soon got around that he had resigned.
2 (especially AmE) = GET ROUND
get at sb (usually used in the progressive tenses) to keep criticizing sb: He's always getting at me. + She feels she's being got at.
get at sb/sth to reach sb/sth; to gain ACCESS to sb/sth: The files are locked up and I can't get at them.
get at sth to learn or find out sth: The truth is sometimes difficult to get at.
get away to have a holiday/vacation: We're hoping to get away for a few days at Easter.
related noun GETAWAY
get away (from ...) to succeed in leaving a place: I won't be able to get away from the office before 7.
get away (from sb / ...) to escape from sb or a place
get away with sth
1 to steal sth and escape with it: Thieves got away with computer equipment worth $30 000.
related noun GETAWAY
2 to receive a relatively light punishment: He was lucky to get away with only a fine.
3 to do sth wrong and not be punished for it: Don't be tempted to cheat-you'll never get away with it. + [+ -ing] Nobody gets away with insulting me like that.
get back to return, especially to your home: What time did you get back last night? + We only got back from our trip yesterday.
get sth<->back to obtain sth again after having lost it: She's got her old job back. + I never lend books-you never get them back.
get back (in) (of a political party) to win an election after having lost the previous one
get back at sb (informal) to do sth bad to sb who has done sth bad to you; to get REVENGE on sb: I'll find a way of getting back at him!
get back to sb to speak or write to sb again later, especially in order to give a reply: I'll find out and get back to you.
get back to sth to return to sth: Could we get back to the question of funding?
get behind (with sth) to fail to make enough progress or to produce sth at the right time: I'm getting behind with my work. + He got behind with the payments for his car.
get by (on / in / with sth) to manage to live or do a particular thing using the money, knowledge, equipment, etc. that you have: How does she get by on such a small salary? + I can just about get by in German (= I can speak basic German).
get down (of children) (BrE) to leave the table after a meal
get sb down (informal) to make sb feel sad or depressed: Don't let it get you down too much.
get sth<->down
1 to swallow sth, usually with difficulty
2 to make a note of sth
Did you get his number down?
get down to sth to begin to do sth; to give serious attention to sth: Let's get down to business. + I like to get down to work by 9. + [+ -ing] It's time I got down to thinking about that essay.
get in
get into sth
1 to arrive at a place: The train got in late. + What time do you get into Heathrow?
2 to win an election: The Republican candidate stands a good chance of getting in. + She first got into Parliament (= became an MP) in 1997.
3 to be admitted to a school, university, etc: She's got into Durham to study law.
get sb<->in to call sb to your house to do a job
get sth<->in
1 to collect or gather sth: to get the crops / harvest in
2 to buy a supply of sth: Remember to get in some beers for this evening.
3 to manage to do or say sth: I got in an hour's work while the baby was asleep. + She talks so much it's impossible to get a word in.
get in on sth to take part in an activity: He's hoping to get in on any discussions about the new project.
get in with sb (informal) to become friendly with sb, especially in order to gain an advantage
get into sth
1 to put on a piece of clothing, especially with difficulty: I can't get into these shoes-they're too small.
2 to start a career in a particular profession: What's the best way to get into journalism?
3 to become involved in sth; to start sth: I got into conversation with an Italian student. + to get into a fight / an argument + Are you sure you know what you're getting into?
4 to develop a particular habit: Don't let yourself get into bad habits. + You should get into the routine of saving the document you are working on every ten minutes. + How did she get into (= start taking) drugs?
5 (informal) to become interested in sth: I'm really getting into jazz these days.
6 to become familiar with sth; to learn sth: I haven't really got into my new job yet.
get into sth
get yourself / sb into sth to reach a particular state or condition; to make sb reach a particular state or condition: He got into trouble with the police while he was still at school. + Three people were rescued from a yacht which got into difficulties. + She got herself into a real state (= became very anxious) before the interview.
get off
get off sb used especially to tell sb to stop touching you or another person: Get off me, that hurts!
get off
get sb off
1 to leave a place or start a journey; to help sb do this: We got off straight after breakfast. + He got the children off to school.
2 (BrE) to fall asleep; to make sb do this: I had great difficulty getting off to sleep. + They couldn't get the baby off till midnight.
get off
get off sth to leave work with permission: Could you get off (work) early tomorrow?
get off sth
get sb off sth to stop discussing a particular subject; to make sb do this: Please can we get off the subject of dieting? + I couldn't get him off politics once he had started.
get sth off to send sth by post/mail: I must get these letters off first thing tomorrow.
get off on sth (informal) to be excited by sth, especially in a sexual way
get off (with sth) to have no or almost no injuries in an accident: She was lucky to get off with just a few bruises.
get off (with sth)
get sb off (with sth) to receive no or almost no punishment; to help sb do this: He was lucky to get off with a small fine. + A good lawyer might be able to get you off.
get off with sb (informal, especially BrE) to have a sexual or romantic experience with sb; to start a sexual relationship with sb: Steve got off with Tracey at the party.
get on
1 (also get along) used to talk or ask about how well sb is doing in a particular situation: He's getting on very well at school.
2 to be successful in your career: Parents are always anxious for their children to get on.
3 (also get along) to manage or survive: We can get on perfectly well without her. + I just can't get along without a secretary.
get on to sb
1 to contact sb by telephone or letter: The heating isn't working; I'll get on to the landlord about it.
2 to become aware of sb's activities, especially when they have been doing sth bad or illegal: He had been stealing money from the company for years before they got on to him.
get on to sth to begin to talk about a new subject: It's time we got on to the question of costs.
get on / along with sb
get on / along (together) to have a friendly relationship with sb: She's never really got on with her sister. + She and her sister have never really got on. + We get along just fine together.
get on with sth
1 (also get along with sth) used to talk or ask about how well sb is doing a task: I'm not getting on very fast with this job.
2 to continue doing sth, especially after an interruption: Be quiet and get on with your work. + (spoken) Get on with it! We haven't got all day.
get out to become known: If this gets out there'll be trouble.
get sth<->out
1 to produce or publish sth: Will we get the book out by the end of the year?
2 to say sth with difficulty: She managed to get out a few words of thanks.
get out (of sth) to leave a place, especially in order to visit other places, meet people, etc: You ought to get out of the house more.
get out of sth
1 to avoid a responsibility or duty: We promised we'd go-we can't get out of it now. + [+ -ing] I wish I could get out of going to that meeting.
2 to stop having a particular habit: I can't get out of the habit of waking at six in the morning.
get sth out of sb to persuade sb to tell or give you sth, especially by force: The police finally got a confession out of her.
get sth out of sb/sth to gain or obtain sth good from sb/sth: She seems to get a lot out of life. + He always gets the best out of people.
get over sth to deal with or gain control of sth
She can't get over her shyness. + I think the problem can be got over without too much difficulty.
get over sth/sb to return to your usual state of health, happiness, etc. after an illness, a shock, the end of a relationship, etc: He was disappointed at not getting the job, but he'll get over it.
get sth<->over (to sb) to make sth clear to sb: He didn't really get his meaning over to the audience.
get sth over (with) (informal) to complete sth unpleasant but necessary: I'll be glad to get the exam over and done with.
get round / around sb to persuade sb to agree or to do what you want, usually by doing nice things for them: She knows how to get round her dad.
get round / around sth to deal with a problem successfully
A clever lawyer might find a way of getting round that clause.
get round / around to sth to find the time to do sth: I meant to do the ironing but I didn't get round to it. + [+ -ing] I hope to get around to answering your letter next week.
get through sth
1 to use up a large amount of sth: We got through a fortune while we were in New York!
2 to manage to do or complete sth: Let's start-there's a lot to get through.
get through (sth) (BrE) to be successful in an exam, etc.
get sb through sth to help sb to be successful in an exam: She got all her students through the exam.
get through (sth)
get sth through (sth) to be officially accepted; to make sth be officially accepted: They got the bill through Congress.
get through (to sb)
1 to reach sb: Thousands of refugees will die if these supplies don't get through to them.
2 to make contact with sb by telephone: I tried calling you several times but I couldn't get through.
get through (to sth) (of a player or team) to reach the next stage of a competition: Moya has got through to the final.
get through to sb to make sb understand or accept what you say, especially when you are trying to help them: I find it impossible to get through to her.
get through with sth to finish or complete a task
get to sb (informal) to annoy or affect sb: The pressure of work is beginning to get to him.
get sb/sth together to collect people or things in one place: I'm trying to get a team together for Saturday.
get together (with sb) to meet with sb socially or in order to discuss sth: We must get together for a drink sometime. + Management should get together with the union.
related noun GET-TOGETHER
get up
1 to stand up after sitting, kneeling, etc.
Synonym: RISE
The class got up when the teacher came in.
2 if the sea or wind gets up, it increases in strength and becomes violent
get up
get sb up to get out of bed; to make sb get out of bed: He always gets up early. + Could you get me up at 6.30 tomorrow?
get yourself / sb up as sth [often passive] (BrE) to dress yourself/sb as sb/sth else: She was got up as an Indian princess.
related noun GET-UP
get sth<->up to arrange or organize sth: We're getting up a party for her birthday.
get up to sth
1 to reach a particular point: We got up to page 72 last lesson.
2 to be busy with sth, especially sth surprising or unpleasant: What on earth will he get up to next? + She's been getting up to her old tricks again!

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