‘To get‘ can be used in a number of patterns and has a number of meanings.
TO GET + direct object = obtain, receive, buy.
I got my passport last week.
TO GET + place expression = reach, arrive at a place.
How are you getting home tonight?
TO GET + adjective = become, show a change of state.
I am getting old.
TO GET + preposition/adverb is used in many phrasal verbs.
This rain is really getting me down.More Examples
TO GET has a number of other meanings:
- Do you get it? (= understand)
- He’s getting dinner tonight. (= prepare a meal)
- I’ll get the bill. (= pay)
- That really gets me! (= irritate, annoy)
Other expressions with GET:
- To get rid of something means to throw it away.
Example: I’m going to get rid of all these old newspapers.
- To get out of bed on the wrong side means to be in a bad mood.
Example: He got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning and he’s been horrible all day.
- To get your own back means to have your revenge or punish someone.
Example: She’s getting her own back for all those rude things you said at the party last night.