Pour améliorer votre Vocabulaire d’anglais, vous devez apprendre les autres senses des mots que vous déjà connaissez.
5 + Meanings of the verb "Get"
1. TO GET + DIRECT OBJECT = TO OBTAIN, TO RECEIVE, TO BUY
- I got my passport last week. (to obtain)
- She got her driving license last week. (to obtain)
- They got permission to live in Switzerland. (to obtain)
- I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria. (to receive)
- He gets $1,000 a year from his father. (to receive)
- She got a new coat from Zappaloni in Rome. (to buy)
- We got a new television for the sitting room. (to buy)
2. TO GET + PLACE EXPRESSION = REACH, ARRIVE AT A PLACE
- How are you getting home tonight?
- We got to London around 6 p.m.
- What time will we get there?
- When did you get back from New York?
3. TO GET + ADJECTIVE = BECOME, SHOW A CHANGE OF STATE
- I am getting old.
- 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.
4. OTHER EXPRESSIONS WITH GET
- Do you get it means do you understand.
Do you get what the teacher was explaining in class?
- He’s getting dinner tonight means he’s preparing the meal.
You can relax. It’s my turn to get dinner tonight.
- I’ll get the bill means I’ll pay.
Put your wallet away! I’ll get the bill.
- That really gets me! means that irritates me.
It really gets me when my sister shows up late.
- To get rid of something means to throw it away.
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.
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.
She’s getting her own back for all those rude things you said at the party last night.