TO GET + direct object = to obtain, to receive, to buy:
- She got her driving license last week.
- They got permission to live in Switzerland.
- I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria.
- He gets $1,000 a year from his father.
- She got a new coat from Zappaloni in Rome.
- We got a new television for the sitting room.
- We got to London around 6 p.m.
- What time will we get there?
- When did you get back from New York?
- It’s getting hotter.
- By the time they reached the house they were getting hungry.
- I’m getting tired of all this nonsense.
- My mother’s getting old and needs looking after.
- It gets dark very early in the winter.
- Don’t touch the stove until is gets cool.
try to express
get away with
escape punishment for a crime or bad action
leave a form of transport
enter/sit on a form of transport
get out of
avoid doing something, especially a duty
recover (from an illness, a surprise)
use or finish the supply of something
leave your bed
get up to
do – usually something bad
- He got on his bicycle and rode down the street.
- He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning.
- She got out of the washing-up every day, even when it was her turn.
- We got off the train just before the bomb exploded.
- We’ve got through all the sugar – can you buy some more?
- The children are very quiet – I wonder what they’re getting up to.