36 expressions with GET

36 english expressions with the word get

Learn 36 expressions with “get”!

“Get” is a great word in English! It is used in so many different ways.

GET + adjective

get married

We’re getting married next year – the wedding will be in August.

get divorced

Brenda got divorced ten years ago, and she hasn’t seen her ex-husband since!

get angry

My sister gets really angry when I borrow her clothes without telling her.

get tired

It’s late and I’m getting tired. Let’s go home.

get dark

The theater’s getting dark – I think the movie is starting!

get lost

Philip got lost in the NYC subway and had to ask for directions to Times Square.

GET + comparative

get better

Larissa’s getting better at dancing. She practices every day.

get worse

If your headache gets worse, you should see a doctor.

get more expensive

It’s getting more and more expensive to buy an apartment in Rio de Janeiro.

get safer

Buying things online has gotten safer with tools like PayPal.

get more important

It’s getting more important to speak multiple languages in today’s globalized world.

get deeper

Be careful – the water gets deeper quickly on that side of the pool.

GET + preposition (phrasal verbs)

get up

My alarm clock goes off at 6:30, but I don’t get up until 7:15.

get along with

I get along really well with my colleagues. They’re a pleasure to work with.

get into

How did the dog get into the house? He’s supposed to stay outside!

get out

Randall got out of the car to check the tires.

get around

It’s very easy to get around Berlin – there’s a great subway system.

get together

My family always gets together for major holidays like Christmas and New Year’s.

GET + a place = arrive

get to the office

My boss always gets to the office by 7:30 AM.

get home

I had to work overtime, so I didn’t get home until midnight.

get to school

Sarah got to school late and missed her first class.

get to the train station

When they got to the train station, they realized they’d left their tickets at home.

get to the store

Hurry up! I want to get to the store before it closes.

get there

I don’t know exactly where the post office is. Could you tell me how to get there?

GET = receive

get an e-mail

Did you get my e-mail?

get a present

I got lots of presents for my birthday this year.

get grades

If you get good grades in high school, you can get into a good college.

get a certification

I got my scuba diving certification last year.

get an award

Ted got an award for being the best salesperson in the company.

get a shipment

We got a large shipment of books today – what should I do with them?

GET = buy / obtain

get a job

Tanya moved to Los Angeles because she got a job there.

get an apartment

“Have you found a place to live?”
“Yeah, I just got a great apartment right in the city center!”

get a computer

I got this computer just last month, and it’s already broken.

get a jacket

That’s a really nice jacket! Where did you get it?

get shoes

I got these shoes in Barcelona.

get [something] for a good price

We got this TV for a good price during the spring sale.

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