Translation of "get" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɡet/ us /ɡet/ present participle getting, past tense and past participle got, past participle UK got, past participle US gotten

A1 to receive something

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

What time do you get home from work?

A2 to go somewhere and bring back someone or something

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

I saw her getting into his car.

B1 to become sick

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.

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

He never gets any of my jokes.

(Translation of “get” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ɡet/ (past tense got /ɡot/, past participle got, American gotten /ˈɡotn/)

to receive or obtain

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

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

The thieves made their getaway in a stolen car
(also adjective) a getaway car.
get-together noun

an informal meeting

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

The policeman told the crowd to get back.

to retrieve

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)

Get into your pyjamas.

to begin to be in a particular state or behave in a particular way

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

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

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)

Luckily she got through her history test.

to arrive, usually with some difficulty

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

We usually get together once a week.
get up phrasal verb

to (cause to) get out of bed

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)

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)

He’s always getting up to mischief.

(Translation of “get” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)