Verbet TO GET

TO GET kan användas enligt ett antal olika mönster och har en mängd olika betydelser.

TO GET + direkt objekt = 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)
TO GET + platsuttryck = 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?
TO GET + adjektiv = 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.
TO GET + preposition/adverb = partikelverb med varierande betydelse
TO GET + Betydelse Exempel
to get at fatt örsöka att uttrycka I think I see what you're getting at. I agree.
to get away with att undgå bestraffning för ett brott eller dåligt beteende I can't believe you got away with cheating on that test!
to get by att klara sig (finansiellt) Sam doesn't earn much, but we get by.
to get down att deprimera, gå nedför This rain is really getting me down.
to get off att stiga av en form av transport (tåg, buss, cykel, flygplan) We got off the train just before the bomb exploded.
to get on 1. att stiga på/sitta på en  form av transport (tåg, buss, cykel, flygplan)
2. att ha en relation med någon
1. He got on his bicycle and rode down the street.
2. Amy and I really get on well.
to get on with att fortsätta I have so much homework, I'd better get on with it.
to get out of att undvika att göra något something, särskilt plikter She got out of the washing-up every day, even when it was her turn.
to get over att återhämta sig (från en sjukdom, en överraskning) Have you gotten over your cold yet?
to get through att använda eller ha slut på tillgången av något We've got through all the sugar. Can you buy some more?
to get up att lämna sin säng He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning.
to get up to do - usually something bad The children are very quiet. I wonder wh