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Phrasal Verb Definition Example
get * across + cause to be understood It's difficult to get humor across in another language.
get ahead make progress I can't get ahead even though I work two jobs.
get ahead of + surpass You need to work overtime in order to get ahead of schedule.
get along have a good relationship Do you and your sister get along?
get along with + have a good relationship Giovanna doesn't get along with her two brothers.
get around + avoid someone or something Some people get around paying taxes by hiring a good accountant.
get around go many places It's easy to get around town with public transportation.
get away escape The bank robbers got away.
get away with + do something against the rules or illegal and not get caught or punished My sister gets away with everything!
get by survive without having the things you need or want I lost my job, so I am having a hard time getting by this year.
get by on + survive with minimal resources It's nearly impossible to get by on making minimum wage.
get by with + manage with You don't need a computer. You can get by with the typewriter.
get down to + get serious about a topic Enough small talk. Let's get down to business.
get in + enter ( a car, a small boat) Get in the front seat. You will have more leg room.
get in enter Get in. I will give you a ride to school
get * off + send (a package) I finally got my sister's birthday present off yesterday.
get * off  remove ( a spider from your shirt) Can you get this spider off my shirt?
get off + leave (a bus, plane, train, boat) We need to get off the bus at the next stop.
get off leave It's dangerous to sit on the roof. Get off!
get off idiomatic phrase - How does he justify saying that?! Where does he get off saying that?!
get * on put on (clothes) You should get your jacket on because it's going to be cold.
get on enter (a bus, train), mount (a horse, a bike) The train is leaving. Quick, get on!
get on + enter (a bus, train), mount ( a horse, a bike) Get on my bike and I will give you a ride home.
get on have a good relationship Natasha doesn't get on with her co-workers.
get on with + have a good relationship Do you get on with your neighbors?
get on with + continue an activity Now that the police have left, let's get on with the party!
get out of + exit (a small boat, car, an enclosed area) I fell into the water when I tried to get out of the canoe.
get over + recover (a cold, a disease, an ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend)  Jennifer still hasn't gotten over her breakup with Peter.
get through + complete We will never get through all of these boxes by 9:00 PM.
get through + penetrate We need a stronger drill to get through this wall.
get through penetrate The door was jammed, so we couldn't get through.
get through (with) + finish Have you gotten through with your homework yet?
get through to + make contact It's hard to get through to Janet because her telephone line is always busy.
get * up cause someone to rise (from a sitting position or a lying position) Ahmed got Abdul up at 5:30 in the morning by turning the music up really loud.
get up rise (from sitting position or a bed) What time did you get up this morning?
give * away + give something without asking for anything in exchange Why did Nancy give all of her furniture away?
give * away + betray (a secret) We are having a surprise party for Susan next Saturday, so don't give our surprise away by acting suspicious.
give * back + return something you borrowed When are you going to give that book back to your teacher?
give in stop trying Never give in! You can do it!
give  off + release (a smell, light) That white flower gives off a beautiful smell.
give * out + distribute I earn extra money by giving out brochures on the street.
give out become very tired (inf.) I hope this car doesn't give out in the middle of the desert.
give * up + surrender something The police told the thief to give his gun up.
give up surrender Never give up learning English!
go away leave I yelled at the dogs to make them go away.
go back return When are you going back to your house?
go by + go past, go close to, visit quickly We go by the coffee shop everyday.
go back on + not keep (one's word, a promise) Don't trust him. He always goes back on his promises.
go down decrease The cost of flight tickets is going down.
go for + try to achieve Our team is going for the gold medal in the Olympics.
go for idiomatic phrase - I am craving pepperoni pizza. I could go for pepperoni pizza.
go in for + participate ( inf.) Are you going to go in for soccer this year at school?
go into + discuss in detail I really don't want to go into that now.
go off explode The bomb could go off at any moment.
go off begin, start (used with signals, alarms, warning sounds) The alarm clock went off at 6:00 AM.
go off stop (said of a machine) The DVD player goes off automatically if you are not using it.
go off become angry Maria went off last night after I told her about losing her bike.
go on continue Please, go on. Don't let me interrupt you.
go on happen This place is a mess! What went on here last night?
go on with + continue ( a plan, a conversation) I think we should go on with the meeting and stop wasting time.
go out stop burning ( a fire) The fire went out after three days.
go out take part in social activities (usually at night) They love to go out every Saturday night.
go over + review Do you usually go over your notes before class?
go over be well received, succeed That didn't go over well.
go through + examine in detail, study carefully I need to have my lawyer go through this contract before I sign it.
go through + endure; experience challenges, difficulties or traumas She has gone through so much in her life.
go through with + continue or proceed despite difficulties or fears I have decided to go through with the operation.
go with + match (clothing) That shirt doesn't go with those pants.
go with + accompany a person I am going with Alejandro to the party.
go with + have a boyfriend/girlfriend I am going with Yuri.
go without + abstain from something you want or need A person can go without water for three days.
grow under go out of business The restaurant went under after it lost its liquor license.
grow up mature Your brother needs to grow up and start thinking about his future.
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