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get to

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
B2 You ask where people or things have got to when they do not arrive or are not where you expect them to be and you want to know where they are: I wonder where my glasses have got to. Where's Annabel got to? She should be here by now.
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