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German translation of “get”

get

verb /ɡet/ (past tense got /ɡot/, past participle got, American gotten /ˈɡotn/)
to receive or obtain
erhalten
I got a letter this morning .
to bring or buy
besorgen
Please get me some food .
to ( manage to) move , go, take, put etc
kommen, holen
He couldn’t get across the river I got the book down from the shelf .
to cause to be in a certain condition etc
bringen
You’ll get me into trouble .
to become
werden
You’re getting old .
to persuade
veranlassen
I’ll try to get him to go.
to arrive
gelangen
When did they get home ?
to succeed (in doing) or to happen (to do) something
bekommen
I’ll soon get to know the neighbours I got the book read last night .
to catch (a disease etc)
bekommen
She got measles last week .
to catch (someone)
erwischen
The police will soon get the thief .
to understand
verstehen
I didn’t get the point of his story .
getaway noun an escape
die Flucht , Flucht-…
The thieves made their getaway in a stolen car (also adjective ) a getaway car .
get-together noun an informal meeting .
zwangloses Beisammensein
He’s going to a get-together with some of his former workmates .
get-up noun clothes , usually odd or unattractive
die Aufmachung
She wore a very strange get-up at the party .
be getting on for to be close to (a particular age , time etc)
zugehen auf
He must be getting on for sixty at least.
get about (of stories , rumours etc) to become well known
sich verbreiten
I don’t know how the story got about that she was leaving .
to be able to move or travel about, often of people who have been ill
wieder auf den Beinen sein
She didn’t get about much after her operation .
get across to be or make (something) understood
Wirkung zeigen
The lecturer was struggling to get his point across .
get after to follow
(ver)folgen
If you want to catch him, you had better get after him at once .
get ahead to make progress ; to be successful
vorankommen
If you want to get ahead , you must work hard.
get along (often with with) to be friendly or on good terms (with someone)
auskommen
I get along very well with him The children just cannot get along together.
get around (of stories , rumours etc) to become well known
sich verbreiten
I don’t know how the story got around that she was leaving her job .
(of people ) to be active or involved in many activities
herumkommen
He really gets around, doesn’t he!
get at to reach (a place , thing etc)
herankommen an
The farm is very difficult to get at because it is so remote .
to suggest or imply (something)
abzielen auf
What are you getting at?
to point out (a person’s faults ) or make fun of (a person )
jemanden hochnehmen
He’s always getting at me.
get away to (be able to) leave
loskommen
I usually get away (from the office ) at four-thirty.
to escape
entwischen
The thieves got away in a stolen car .
get away with to do (something bad ) without being punished for it
ungestraft davonkommen
Murder is a serious crime and people rarely get away with it.
get back to move away
zurücktreten
The policeman told the crowd to get back.
to retrieve
zurückbekommen
She eventually got back the book she had lent him.
get by to manage
durchkommen
I can’t get by on such a small salary .
get down to make (a person ) sad
fertigmachen
Working in this place really gets me down.
get down to to begin to work (hard) at
sich daranmachen
I must get down to work tonight , as the exams start next week .
get in to send for (a person )
herholen
The television is broken – we’ll need to get a man in to repair it.
get into to put on ( clothes etc)
anziehen
Get into your pyjamas .
to begin to be in a particular state or behave in a particular way
geraten in
He got into a temper .
to affect strangely
geraten in
I don’t know what has got into him
get nowhere to make no progress
zu nichts kommen
You’ll get nowhere if you follow his instructions .
get off to take off or remove ( clothes , marks etc)
losmachen , -werden
I can’t get my boots off I’ll never get these stains off (my dress ).
to change (the subject which one is talking , writing etc about)
abkommen
We’ve rather got off the subject .
get on to make progress or be successful
vorankommen
How are you getting on in your new job ?
to work , live etc in a friendly way
gut auskommen mit
We get on very well together I get on well with him.
to grow old
älter werden
Our doctor is getting on a bit now.
to put ( clothes etc) on
anziehen
Go and get your coat on.
to continue doing something
vorankommen
I must get on, so please don’t interrupt me I must get on with my work .
get on at to criticize (a person ) continually or frequently
etwas auszusetzen haben an
My wife is always getting on at me.
get out to leave or escape
herauskommen
No-one knows how the lion got out.
(of information ) to become known
herauskommen
I’ve no idea how word got out that you were leaving .
get out of to ( help a person etc to) avoid doing something
sich befreien von, abhalten
I wonder how I can get out of washing the dishes How can I get him out of going to the party ?
get over to recover from (an illness , surprise , disappointment etc)
hinwegkommen
I’ve got over my cold now I can’t get over her leaving so suddenly .
to manage to make (oneself or something) understood
herüberbringen
We must get our message over to the general public .
(with with) to do (something one does not want to do)
hinter sich bringen
I’m not looking forward to this meeting , but let’s get it over (with).
get round to persuade (a person etc) to do something to one’s own advantage
herumkriegen
She can always get round her grandfather by giving him a big smile .
to solve (a problem etc)
bewältigen
We can easily get round these few difficulties .
get (a)round to to manage to (do something)
dazukommen
I don’t know when I’ll get round to ( painting ) the door .
get there to succeed or make progress
bewältigen
There have been a lot of problems but we’re getting there.
get through to finish ( work etc)
bewältigen
We got through a lot of work today.
to pass (an examination ).
durchkommen
Luckily she got through her history test .
to arrive , usually with some difficulty
durchkommen
The food got through to the fort despite the enemy’s attempts to stop it.
to make oneself understood
durchkommen
I just can’t get through to her any more.
get together to meet
zusammenkommen
We usually get together once a week .
get up to ( cause to) get out of bed
aufstehen
I got up at seven o’clock Get John up at seven o’clock.
to stand up.
aufstehen
Terry got up and walked over to the window .
to increase (usually speed ).
steigern
We soon got up to maximum speed .
to arrange , organize or prepare (something)
etwas auf die Beine stellen
We must get up some sort of celebration for him when he leaves .
get up to to do (something bad )
etwas anstellen
He’s always getting up to mischief .
(Definition of get from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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