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get

verb   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense and past participle got, past participle UK got, past participle US gotten)
A1 to receive something recibir Did you get anything nice for your birthday? Ben still hasn’t got my email.
A1 to obtain or buy something conseguir, comprar Where did you get your shoes? I got you a ticket.
get a bus, train, taxi, etc.
A1 to travel somewhere in a bus, train, or other vehicle coger un autobús, tren, taxi, etc. Shall we get a taxi to the airport?
A1 to arrive somewhere llegar What time do you get home from work?
A2 to go somewhere and bring back someone or something recoger Wait here while I get the car.
get rich, sick, wet, etc.
B1 to become rich, sick, wet, etc. hacerse rico, ponerse malo, mojarse, etc. Hurry up – your breakfast is getting cold. It’s getting late – we should go.
B1 to move to a different place or into a different position ir I saw her getting into his car.
B1 to become sick coger I feel like I’m getting a cold. You can get malaria from mosquitoes.
get caught, bitten, etc.
B1 If you get caught, bitten, etc., someone or something catches you, bites you, etc. ser atrapado, ser mordido, etc. He got killed in the war.
get something done
B1 to arrange for someone to do something for you se usa con algunos participios para referirse a “hacer algo” o “que alguien haga algo por ti” Could you get the kids dressed? I need to get my hair cut.
B1 to deal with or answer a ringing phone, a knock on the door, etc. atender Could you get the phone?
get someone/something to do something
to make something happen, or make someone or something do something conseguir que alguien/algo haga algo I can’t get my computer to work! I got my dad to pick me up from the station.
get to do something
to have the chance to do something tener la oportunidad de hacer algo I never got to meet her.
to understand something entender He never gets any of my jokes.
→  Phrasal verbs be getting on , get out of something , get something across , get along , get around (something) , get around/round to something , get around to something , get at something , get away , get away with something; get away with it , get back , get something back , get in , get into something , get off (something) , get on , get on (something) , get out , get over something , get through something , get together , get (someone) up , get up
(Definition of get from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

get

verb /ɡet/ ( past tense got /ɡot/, past participle got, American gotten /ˈɡotn/)
to receive or obtain recibir I got a letter this morning.
to bring or buy traer, ir a buscar, procurar; comprar Please get me some food.
to (manage to) move, go, take, put etc ir, cruzar, atravesar; tomar He couldn’t get across the river I got the book down from the shelf.
to cause to be in a certain condition etc meter, arrastrar, poner You’ll get me into trouble.
to become hacerse (por ej. mayor), volverse, convertirse You’re getting old.
to persuade convencer, persuadir I’ll try to get him to go.
to arrive llegar When did they get home?
to succeed (in doing) or to happen (to do) something conseguir, llegar a, lograr I’ll soon get to know the neighbours/neighbors I got the book read last night.
to catch (a disease etc) coger, pillar, cazar, agarrar, contraer She got measles last week.
to catch (someone) atrapar, coger The police will soon get the thief.
to understand coger, pillar, comprender, entender I didn’t get the point of his story.
getaway noun
an escape fuga The thieves made their getaway in a stolen car (also adjective) a getaway car.
get-together noun
an informal meeting reunión He’s going to a get-together with some of his former workmates.
get-up noun
clothes, usually odd or unattractive atavío, atuendo She wore a very strange get-up at the party.
be getting on for
to be close to (a particular age, time etc) andar cerca de He must be getting on for sixty at least.
get about phrasal verb
(of stories, rumours/rumors etc) to become well known difundirse, propagarse 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 moverse, desplazarse She didn’t get about much after her operation.
get across phrasal verb
to be or make (something) understood hacer entender The lecturer was struggling to get his point across.
get after phrasal verb
to follow seguir, perseguir If you want to catch him, you had better get after him at once.
get ahead phrasal verb
to make progress; to be successful progresar, avanzar If you want to get ahead, you must work hard.
get along phrasal verb ( often with with)
to be friendly or on good terms (with someone) llevarse bien (con alguien) I get along very well with him The children just cannot get along together.
get around phrasal verb
(of stories, rumours/rumors etc) to become well known extenderse, difundirse, propagarse 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 moverse, ser activo He really gets around, doesn’t he!
get at phrasal verb
to reach (a place, thing etc) llegar a, acceder The farm is very difficult to get at because it is so remote.
to suggest or imply (something) querer decir, insinuar What are you getting at?
to point out (a person’s faults) or make fun of (a person) meterse con, atacar, tomar el pelo a He’s always getting at me.
get away phrasal verb
to (be able to) leave (poder) salir I usually get away (from the office) at four-thirty.
to escape escapar, darse a la fuga The thieves got away in a stolen car.
get away with phrasal verb
to do (something bad) without being punished for it salir impune, quedar sin castigo Murder is a serious crime and people rarely get away with it.
get back phrasal verb
to move away retroceder The policeman told the crowd to get back.
to retrieve recuperar She eventually got back the book she had lent him.
get by phrasal verb
to manage salir adelante, arreglárselas I can’t get by on such a small salary.
get down phrasal verb
to make (a person) sad deprimir, desanimar Working in this place really gets me down.
get down to phrasal verb
to begin to work (hard) at ponerse a I must get down to work tonight, as the exams start next week.
get in phrasal verb
to send for (a person) llamar, hacer venir The television is broken – we’ll need to get a man in to repair it.
get into phrasal verb
to put on (clothes etc) ponerse Get into your pyjamas.
to begin to be in a particular state or behave in a particular way ponerse He got into a temper.
to affect strangely pasar algo a alguien, (expresión) ¿qué mosca ha picado a alguien? I don’t know what has got into him
get nowhere
to make no progress no llegar a ninguna parte You’ll get nowhere if you follow his instructions.
get off phrasal verb
to take off or remove (clothes, marks etc) quitarse; quitar, sacar 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) cambiar de We’ve rather got off the subject.
get on phrasal verb
to make progress or be successful progresar, avanzar How are you getting on in your new job?
to work, live etc in a friendly way llevarse bien (con), avenirse, entenderse We get on very well together I get on well with him.
to grow old envejecer, hacerse viejo/mayor Our doctor is getting on a bit now.
to put (clothes etc) on ponerse Go and get your coat on.
to continue doing something continuar, seguir, proseguir I must get on, so please don’t interrupt me I must get on with my work.
get on at phrasal verb
to criticize (a person) continually or frequently criticar My wife is always getting on at me.
get out phrasal verb
to leave or escape salir, escaparse No-one knows how the lion got out.
(of information) to become known salir a la luz, hacerse público, llegar a saberse I’ve no idea how word got out that you were leaving.
get out of phrasal verb
to (help a person etc to) avoid doing something librarse, ahorrar(se), evitar, zafarse de I wonder how I can get out of washing the dishes How can I get him out of going to the party?
get over phrasal verb
to recover from (an illness, surprise, disappointment etc) recuperarse de, reponerse; superar, vencer I’ve got over my cold now I can’t get over her leaving so suddenly.
to manage to make (oneself or something) understood hacerse entender, hacer comprender We must get our message over to the general public.
(with with) to do (something one does not want to do) quitarse de encima, acabar con, hacer de una vez I’m not looking forward to this meeting, but let’s get it over (with).
get round phrasal verb
to persuade (a person etc) to do something to one’s own advantage engatusar, convencer She can always get round her grandfather by giving him a big smile.
to solve (a problem etc) salvar, resolver We can easily get round these few difficulties.
get round to phrasal verb ( get around to)
to manage to (do something) poder hacer, encontrar tiempo para hacer algo I don’t know when I’ll get round to (painting) the door.
get there
to succeed or make progress conseguir; avanzar There have been a lot of problems but we’re getting there.
get through phrasal verb
to finish (work etc) terminar, dejar listo We got through a lot of work today.
to pass (an examination) aprobar Luckily she got through her history test.
to arrive, usually with some difficulty llegar The food got through to the fort despite the enemy’s attempts to stop it.
to make oneself understood hacerse entender, lograr comunicar con I just can’t get through to her any more.
get together phrasal verb
to meet reunirse We usually get together once a week.
get up phrasal verb
to (cause to) get out of bed levantarse I got up at seven o’clock Get John up at seven o’clock.
to stand up ponerse de pie, levantarse Terry got up and walked over to the window.
to increase (usually speed) aumentar We soon got up to maximum speed.
to arrange, organize or prepare (something) organizar, preparar, arreglar We must get up some sort of celebration for him when he leaves.
get up to phrasal verb
to do (something bad) hacer He’s always getting up to mischief.
(Definition of get from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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