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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
Please get me some food.
to (manage to) move, go, take, put etc
(faire) parvenir
He couldn’t get across the river I got the book down from the shelf.
to cause to be in a certain condition etc
(se) placer
You’ll get me into trouble.
to become
You’re getting old.
to persuade
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
arriver à
I’ll soon get to know the neighbours I got the book read last night.
to catch (a disease etc)
She got measles last week.
to catch (someone)
The police will soon get the thief.
to understand
I didn’t get the point of his story.
getaway noun an escape
(de) fuite
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
She wore a very strange get-up at the party.
be getting on for to be close to (a particular age, time etc)
avoir/être près de
He must be getting on for sixty at least.
get about (of stories, rumours etc) to become well known
se répandre
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
se déplacer
She didn’t get about much after her operation.
get across to be or make (something) understood
(se) faire comprendre
The lecturer was struggling to get his point across.
get after to follow
If you want to catch him, you had better get after him at once.
get ahead to make progress; to be successful
avancer, faire des progrès
If you want to get ahead, you must work hard.
get along ( often with with) to be friendly or on good terms (with someone)
s’entendre (avec)
I get along very well with him The children just cannot get along together.
get around (of stories, rumours etc) to become well known
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
être actif
He really gets around, doesn’t he!
get at to reach (a place, thing etc)
The farm is very difficult to get at because it is so remote.
to suggest or imply (something)
What are you getting at?
to point out (a person’s faults) or make fun of (a person)
s’en prendre à
He’s always getting at me.
get away to (be able to) leave
(être libre de) partir
I usually get away (from the office) at four-thirty.
to escape
The thieves got away in a stolen car.
get away with to do (something bad) without being punished for it
s’en tirer (sans ennuis)
Murder is a serious crime and people rarely get away with it.
get back 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 to manage
se débrouiller
I can’t get by on such a small salary.
get down to make (a person) sad
Working in this place really gets me down.
get down to to begin to work (hard) at
se mettre à
I must get down to work tonight, as the exams start next week.
get in to send for (a person)
faire venir
The television is broken – we’ll need to get a man in to repair it.
get into to put on (clothes etc)
Get into your pyjamas.
to begin to be in a particular state or behave in a particular way
se mettre (en colère)
He got into a temper.
to affect strangely
I don’t know what has got into him
get nowhere to make no progress
n’arriver à rien
You’ll get nowhere if you follow his instructions.
get off to take off or remove (clothes, marks etc)
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)
s’éloigner (de)
We’ve rather got off the subject.
get on to make progress or be successful
How are you getting on in your new job?
to work, live etc in a friendly way
(bien) s’entendre (avec)
We get on very well together I get on well with him.
to grow old
se faire vieux
Our doctor is getting on a bit now.
to put (clothes etc) on
Go and get your coat on.
to continue doing something
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
être toujours après (qqn)
My wife is always getting on at me.
get out to leave or escape
sortir, s’échapper
No-one knows how the lion got out.
(of information) to become known
se répandre
I’ve no idea how word got out that you were leaving.
get out of to (help a person etc to) avoid doing something
(se) soustraire à
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)
se remettre
I’ve got over my cold now I can’t get over her leaving so suddenly.
to manage to make (oneself or something) understood
(se) faire comprendre
We must get our message over to the general public.
(with with) to do (something one does not want to do)
en finir avec
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
She can always get round her grandfather by giving him a big smile.
to solve (a problem etc)
We can easily get round these few difficulties.
get (a)round to to manage to (do something)
arriver à
I don’t know when I’ll get round to (painting) the door.
get there to succeed or make progress
There have been a lot of problems but we’re getting there.
get through to finish (work etc)
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
se faire comprendre
I just can’t get through to her any more.
get together to meet
se réunir
We usually get together once a week.
get up to (cause to) get out of bed
se/faire lever
I got up at seven o’clock Get John up at seven o’clock.
to stand up.
(se) lever
Terry got up and walked over to the window.
to increase (usually speed).
prendre (de la vitesse)
We soon got up to maximum speed.
to arrange, organize or prepare (something)
We must get up some sort of celebration for him when he leaves.
get up to to do (something bad)
faire (des bêtises)
He’s always getting up to mischief.
(Definition of get from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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