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Spanish translation of “get”

get

verb /ɡet/ (past tense got /ɡot/, past participle got, American gotten /ˈɡotn/)
to receive or obtain
recibir
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
llegar
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
fuga
The thieves made their getaway in a stolen car (also adjective) a getaway car.
get-together noun an informal meeting
reunión
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
retroceder
The policeman told the crowd to get back.
to retrieve
recuperar
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)
ponerse
Get into your pyjamas.
to begin to be in a particular state or behave in a particular way
ponerse
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
ponerse
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
criticar
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)
aprobar
Luckily she got through her history test.
to arrive, usually with some difficulty
llegar
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
reunirse
We usually get together once a week.
get up phrasal verb to (cause to) get out of bed
levantarse
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)
aumentar
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)
hacer
He’s always getting up to mischief.
(Definition of get from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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