Meaning 1: Duck or take cover, usually to avoid harm
- When the storm approached, they quickly got down to avoid being hit by the flying debris.
- The soldiers got down behind the barricades for protection during the gunfire.
Meaning 2: Leave the table after dining
- After finishing their meal, they got down and left the restaurant.
- Once they were done eating, the guests politely got down and thanked the host.
Meaning 3: Record in writing
- She quickly grabbed a pen and notebook to get down all the important details.
- The secretary diligently got down the minutes of the meeting.
Get down on
- He got down on his employees for their lack of productivity.
- The coach got down on the team for their poor performance.
Get down to
Start working seriously
- After wasting time, he finally got down to studying for the exam.
- They needed to get down to business and focus on completing the project.
Meaning 1: Get into or inside something, literally or figuratively
- She got in the car and started the engine.
- He managed to get in a few words during the heated debate.
Meaning 2: Enter a place; to gain access
- They got in through the back entrance of the building.
- He forgot his key and had to find another way to get in the house.
Meaning 3: Secure membership at a selective school
- She was thrilled to get in to her dream university.
- He worked hard to get in to the prestigious club.
Meaning 4: Be elected to some office
- He campaigned tirelessly to get in as the class president.
- She was surprised to get in as the new board member.
Get in with
Become involved or associated with
- He managed to get in with the influential group.
- She hoped to get in with the right people to advance her career.
Meaning 1: Move into an object, such that one ends up inside it
- She got into the car and buckled her seatbelt.
- He struggled to get into the tight jeans.
Meaning 2: Reach into an object
- He got into his pocket and pulled out his wallet.
- She opened the drawer and got into the documents.
Meaning 3: Become involved in a discussion, issue, or activity
- They got into a heated argument about politics.
- She didn't want to get into the details of her personal life.
Meaning 4: Enter an unfavorable state
- His life started to get into a downward spiral after losing his job.
- She didn't want to get into financial troubles by taking unnecessary risks.
Meaning 5: Make behave uncharacteristically
- The party atmosphere got into him, and he started dancing on the table.
- She felt the excitement of the crowd getting into her, and she sang with passion.
Be punished or scolded
- He made a mistake and knew he would get it from his boss.
- She was caught lying and expected to get it from her parents.
Get it on
Meaning 1: Have sex
- They were attracted to each other and decided to get it on.
- He invited her to his place, hoping they would get it on that night.
Meaning 2: Engage in a fight
- The two rivals exchanged heated words and eventually got it on.
- He didn't back down and was ready to get it on if necessary.
Meaning 3: Hurry up; to get a move on
- We're running late. Get it on or we'll miss our flight!
- They urged him to get it on so they could leave on time.
Get it together
To be well-organized and prepared
- She needed to get it together before the important meeting.
- He struggled with time management but eventually learned to get it together.
- He just wanted to get it over with and complete the tedious task.
- She couldn't wait to get it over with and move on to more enjoyable activities.
- He was embarrassed when he couldn't get it up in the intimate moment.
- Some men may experience difficulty in getting it up due to various factors.
- The cat got off the table when it heard a loud noise.
- He got off the bike and walked the rest of the way.
Get it over with
Do or finish, especially said of something unpleasant
Get it up
Achieve a penile erection
Move from being on top of (something) to not being on top of it