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"get to" in British English

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get to

phrasal verb with get uk   /ɡet/  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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"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 dinner sometime?
  • get to auxiliary verb (BEGIN)

to begin to do or be: You’re getting to be just like your mother.
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