13 Phrasal Verbs with "Get"

A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and an adverb or preposition, which has a particular meaning, such as ‘look after’, ‘hurry up’, ‘give in’, ‘chill out’, ‘get away with’ and ‘bring up’. For example in the sentence ‘Don’t tell me how to bring up my children!’, ‘bring up’ means ‘raise’. An adverb or preposition in a phrasal verb is sometimes called a particle.

Below is a list of phrasal verbs that begin with GET and their example sentences.

1. get away = go on a vacation       

We worked so hard this year that we had to get away for a week.

2. get away with something = do without being noticed or punished          

Jason always gets away with cheating in his math tests.

3. get back = return            

We got back from our vacation last week.

4. get something back = receive something you had before            

Liz finally got her Science notes back from my room-mate.

5. get back at someone = retaliate, take revenge  

My sister got back at me for stealing her shoes. She stole my favourite hat.

6. get back into something  = become interested in something again          

I finally got back into my novel and finished it.

7. get on something = step onto a vehicle

We're going to freeze out here if you don't let us get on the bus.

8. get over something = recover from an illness, loss, difficulty      

I just got over the flu and now my sister has it.

9. get over something = overcome a problem        

The company will have to close if it can't get over the new regulations.

10. get round to something                = finally find time to do ( get around to something)        

I don't know when I am going to get round to writing the thank you cards.

11. get together = meet (usually for social reasons)               

Let's get together for a BBQ this weekend.

12. get up = get out of bed

I got up early today to study for my exam.

13. get up = stand  

You should get up and give the elderly man your seat.