Phrasal Verbs – get part 2
Here is the second part about using the verb ‘to get’ combined with particles:
‘to get behind’ means to be late or behind schedule.
- I’ll stay late and finish it today. I don’t want to get behind with my work.
- We don’t want to get behind schedule on this project.
‘to get into’ means to become involved in, for example trouble or debt.
- I thought he’d get into trouble after the problems he caused.
- We got into debt when we had a lot of unexpected bills to pay.
‘to get on’ means to have a good relationship.
- I like working with him. We get on really well.
- He’s not an easy person. I don’t get on with him very well.
‘to get on’ can also mean to continue an activity.
- I must get on or I will never get this report finished.
- I can’t get on. He is always interrupting and asking me to jobs for him.
‘to get out’ means to leave a car or building
- I often don’t get out of work until after seven pm.
- After the accident, the door was stuck and I couldn’t get out of the car.
‘to get out of’ means to avoid doing something.
- I don’t want to do it. How can I get out of it?
- He is always getting out of the difficult jobs and I have to do them!
‘to get over’ means to communicate, to make people understand.
- They are not convinced. I didn’t get my ideas over very well.
- I just can’t get over the idea we need to be more careful. They just don’t want to understand.
‘to get over’ can also mean to recover from something.
- I still don’t feel very well. I haven’t got over that bad cold.
- She has not got over Richard. He broke her heart.
‘to get round to’ means to finally do something after a time
- Two months later, he finally got round to finishing that report.
- I’m sorry but I haven’t done it yet. I haven’t got round to it.
‘to get through’ means to contact by phone
- I’ve been trying all day. I can’t get through to her.
- I rang her ten times. I didn’t get through until almost seven in the evening.