Phrasal Verbs

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get off get_off
(intransitive) to receive a lesser punishment than what might be expected

Mary got off with only two years in prison for the attempted murder of Max.

get off get_off
(intransitive) to receive extreme pleasure

Max gets off on burning ants with his magnifying glass.

get out get_out
(intransitive) to become known

The news about Mary got out very quickly.

get out get_out
(intransitive) to escape or leave

Sam wouldn't stop talking so we asked him to get out.

get out get_out
(separable) cause to escape or leave

Please get that cat out of here.

get over get_over
(inseparable) to overcome, recover from

Max finally got over the flu.

get through get_through
(inseparable) to finish something completely; to arrive at the end of something

It took me almost two weeks to get through that book.

get to
(inseparable) to annoy

That buzzing sound really gets to me.

get to
(inseparable) to arrive at, to progress to

I can't wait to get to school.

get together get_together
(intransitive) to meet

Let's get together tomorrow night.

get up get_up
(intransitive) to rise to one?s feet or arise from bed; to climb

Mary gets up at sunrise to go jogging every morning.

get up get_up
(separable) to cause to rise

Mary got Max up early this morning so that he could make her breakfast.

give back give_back
(separable) to return something

Mary did not want to give Max the wedding ring back.

give out give_out
(inseparable) to distribute

Mary is very happy that they give needles out at the local clinic.

give up give_up
(separable) to stop, quit, or abandon

Max gave up smoking ten years ago.

go along go_along
(intransitive) to cooperate

To go along with the crowd is the easiest thing, but not always the wisest thing.

go around go_around
(intransitive) to satisfy a demand or need

While there are certainly more jobs now, there are still not enough to go around.

go around go_around
(intransitive) to circulate

There are some rumors about Mary going around.

go away go_away
(intransitive) to leave

Max and Mary went away for the summer.

go by go_by
(intransitive) to pass; elapse

As the years go by, I grow older but not wiser.



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