Phrasal verbs | Sunday Observer

Phrasal verbs

10 October, 2021

Phrasal verbs are an important feature of the English language. The meaning of a phrasal verb often bears no relation to the meaning of either the verb or the particle which is used with it. Many phrasal verbs have several different meanings.
Get down ( make someone feel unhappy)
All the uncertainties of life are really getting me down.
Get down to (to start doing something seriously)
It’s time you got down to looking for a suitable job.
Get in (to arrive at your home or at the place where you work)
What time did you get in last night?
Get in with (to become friendly with someone who can help you)
I was very keen to get in with those in the management of the company.
Get into (to become interested in an activity)
I think I am getting into yoga practices seriously.
Get off (to leave a bus, train, aircraft, or boat)
I want to get off at the Public Library.
Get on (to get into a bus, train, aircraft, or boat) I think you have got on the wrong bus!
Get on (if two people get on, they like each other)
Mary and I have always got on well.
Get on at (to criticize someone in an unkind way)
Why are you always getting on at other people?
Get out (move out of a vehicle)
I’ll stop at the colour lights and you can get out.
Get out of (to stop a habit or regular activity)
I used to do a lot of writing during the past, but I have got out of it in the past few weeks.
Get over (to begin to feel better after an unhappy experience)
It took me a few months to get over the shock of my brother’s death.
Get round (if information gets round, a lot of people hear about it)
Word had got round that a minister is leaving the Cabinet.
Get through (to manage to talk to someone on the telephone)
I couldn’t get through to the chairman as he was busy.
Get together (to meet someone in order to spend time together)
We should get together one of these days.
Get up (to wake up and get out of bed) I usually get up at 5 o’clock in the morning.
Ginger up (to make something more exciting)
When you write a novel, you should ginger it up a little.
Give away (to give something free to someone) I gave away some of my books to a poor student.