get Definition

  • 1to come into possession or receive something
  • 2to become or cause to become, move, or reach a particular place or condition
  • 3to understand or comprehend something

Using get: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "get" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to get a new phone.

  • Example

    He got home late last night.

  • Example

    I don't get what you're saying.

  • Example

    She got promoted to manager.

  • Example

    We need to get going if we want to make it on time.

get Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for get

Idioms Using get

  • to suddenly become too scared or nervous to do something you had planned to do


    He was going to propose, but he got cold feet at the last minute.

  • get the hang of

    to learn how to do something


    It took me a while to get the hang of driving a stick shift.

  • to organize yourself and start behaving in a more effective way


    You need to get your act together if you want to succeed in this job.

Phrases with get

  • have a friendly relationship with someone


    I get along well with my coworkers.

  • to do something wrong without being punished


    He always gets away with breaking the rules.

  • to recover from an illness or emotional distress


    It took her a long time to get over the flu.


Summary: get in Brief

The verb 'get' [ษกet] has multiple meanings, including acquiring something, reaching a place or condition, and understanding something. It can be used in phrases like 'get along,' meaning to have a friendly relationship, and idioms like 'get cold feet,' meaning to become too scared to do something. 'Get' also has informal synonyms like 'grab' and 'score.'

How do native speakers use this expression?