get translation English to German: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "get" - English-German dictionary


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
kommen, holen
He couldn’t get across the river I got the book down from the shelf.
to cause to be in a certain condition etc
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
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
die Flucht, Flucht-…
The thieves made their getaway in a stolen car (also adjective) a getaway car.
get-together noun an informal meeting.
zwangloses Beisammensein
He’s going to a get-together with some of his former workmates.
get-up noun clothes, usually odd or unattractive
die Aufmachung
She wore a very strange get-up at the party.
be getting on for to be close to (a particular age, time etc)
zugehen auf
He must be getting on for sixty at least.
get about (of stories, rumours etc) to become well known
sich verbreiten
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
wieder auf den Beinen sein
She didn’t get about much after her operation.
get across to be or make (something) understood
Wirkung zeigen
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
If you want to get ahead, you must work hard.
get along ( often with with) to be friendly or on good terms (with someone)
I get along very well with him The children just cannot get along together.
get around (of stories, rumours etc) to become well known
sich verbreiten
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
He really gets around, doesn’t he!
get at to reach (a place, thing etc)
herankommen an
The farm is very difficult to get at because it is so remote.
to suggest or imply (something)
abzielen auf
What are you getting at?
to point out (a person’s faults) or make fun of (a person)
jemanden hochnehmen
He’s always getting at me.
get away to (be able to) leave
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
ungestraft davonkommen
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
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
sich daranmachen
I must get down to work tonight, as the exams start next week.
get in to send for (a person)
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
geraten in
He got into a temper.
to affect strangely
geraten in
I don’t know what has got into him
get nowhere to make no progress
zu nichts kommen
You’ll get nowhere if you follow his instructions.
get off to take off or remove (clothes, marks etc)
losmachen, -werden
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)
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
gut auskommen mit
We get on very well together I get on well with him.
to grow old
älter werden
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
etwas auszusetzen haben an
My wife is always getting on at me.
get out to leave or escape
No-one knows how the lion got out.
(of information) to become known
I’ve no idea how word got out that you were leaving.
get out of to (help a person etc to) avoid doing something
sich befreien von, abhalten
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)
I’ve got over my cold now I can’t get over her leaving so suddenly.
to manage to make (oneself or something) understood
We must get our message over to the general public.
(with with) to do (something one does not want to do)
hinter sich bringen
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)
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
I just can’t get through to her any more.
get together to meet
We usually get together once a week.
get up to (cause to) get out of bed
I got up at seven o’clock Get John up at seven o’clock.
to stand up.
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)
etwas auf die Beine stellen
We must get up some sort of celebration for him when he leaves.
get up to to do (something bad)
etwas anstellen
He’s always getting up to mischief.
(Definition of get from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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