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"get to" in British English

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get to

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
B2 UK 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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(Definition of get to from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"get to" in American English

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get toauxiliary verb

  • get to auxiliary verb (HAVE CHANCE)

(present participle getting, past tense and past participle got  /ɡɑt/ , past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got) to have an ​opportunity to do something: I never get to ​see her now that she’s moved to California. I’d like to get to ​know you ​better – could we have ​dinnersometime?
  • get to auxiliary verb (BEGIN)

to ​begin to do or be: You’re getting to be just like ​yourmother.
(Definition of get to from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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