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Common Idioms and Phrases with Get
Get about - spread (of news etc.)
Word soon got about that he was going to be dismissed.
Get about - travel, move from place to place
They get about quite a bit.
Get something across - cause people to understand or accept it
Though he tried hard, he couldnít get the new idea across.
Get after - pursue; attack
Though they got after the thieves, the policemen failed to arrest them.
Get along - live sociably with somebody; manage; make progress
I donít understand how he manages to get along with her.
Get at - reach; find out
Though he tried hard, the hungry fox couldnít get at the bunch of grapes.
Get away (with) - leave; escape; avoid the penalty of
The rich lad probably believed that he would be able to get away with the murder, but he was proved wrong.
Get off - start
We got off in the morning.
Get off - escape punishment
The accused couldnít get off.
Get over -overcome
He could get over the financial difficulties easily.
Get round somebody - persuade somebody to do what is desired; outwit; influence
A pretty young wife easily gets round an old husband.
Get (down) to - start
It is high time we got down to work.
Get to know - reach the stage of knowing; become familiar with
He is a nice guy when you get to know him.
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