Phrasal Verbs with Get: Part III

Get off

Move (something) from being on top of (something else) to not being on top of it

  • She got off the books from the table to create more space.
  • He accidentally got off the lid of the jar, causing the contents to spill.

Get off

Disembark, especially from mass transportation

  • The passengers eagerly got off the train at their destination.
  • After a long flight, they finally got off the airplane.

Get off

Stop (doing something), to desist from (doing something)

  • She realized it was time to get off social media and focus on her work.
  • He decided to get off smoking and improve his health.

Get off

Stop using a piece of equipment, such as a telephone or computer

  • Please remember to get off the computer when you're finished.
  • He politely asked her to get off the phone so he could make a call.

Get off

Complete a shift or a day's work

  • They were relieved when they finally got off after a long day at the office.
  • She couldn't wait to get off and relax at home.

Get off

Stop touching or interfering with something or someone

  • The children were asked to get off the fragile decorations.
  • He told them to get off him and give him some space.

Get off

Excite or arouse, especially in a sexual manner

  • The provocative movie scene got him off and left him feeling aroused.
  • She enjoyed teasing him to get him off before engaging in intimate moments.

Get off

Experience an orgasm or other sexual pleasure

  • She had never felt so satisfied as when she got off with her partner.
  • He wanted to make sure she got off before focusing on his own pleasure.

Get off

Kiss; to smooch

  • They couldn't resist stealing a quick get off during the romantic movie.
  • He leaned in and planted a passionate get off on her lips.

Get off

Escape (with usually only mild consequences)

  • He managed to get off with just a warning from the police officer.
  • She was lucky to get off with only a small fine for the traffic violation.

Get off

Fall asleep

  • After a long day, she finally got off and drifted into a peaceful sleep.
  • He struggled to get off and stayed awake for hours.

Get off

Behave in a presumptuous, rude, or intrusive manner

  • He would always get off at parties, thinking he was the center of attention.
  • She couldn't stand his arrogant attitude and how he would constantly get off in conversations.

Get off on

Be excited or aroused by; to derive pleasure from

  • Some people get off on extreme sports and the adrenaline rush they provide.
  • He admitted to getting off on power and control in his relationships.

Get off on

Have a sexual encounter with

  • They were both consenting adults who decided to get off on without any commitments.
  • She enjoyed the occasional casual hook-up, but she never got off on with someone she didn't trust.

Get on

Board or mount (something), especially a vehicle

  • They got on the bus and found a seat near the back.
  • She hurried to get on the train before it departed.

Get on

Be successful

  • He worked hard to get on in his career and eventually became a manager.
  • She was determined to get on in the music industry and pursued her dreams relentlessly.

Get on

Progress (with)

  • They needed to get on with the project and meet the deadline.
  • He encouraged the team to get on with their tasks and not procrastinate.

Get on

Become late

  • The meeting was scheduled for 9 am, but it got on due to technical difficulties.
  • She realized she was getting on for her appointment and rushed to the location.
  • We need to hurry, or we'll get on for our dinner reservation.

Get on

Become old

  • As time passed, she got on and embraced the wisdom that comes with age.
  • He couldn't believe how quickly he got on and reached his 50s.

Get on

Have a good relationship with

  • They get on very well and enjoy each other's company.
  • She's always been able to get on with her coworkers and create a positive work environment.

Get on

Commence

  • Let's get on with the meeting and discuss the agenda points.
  • He urged them to get on with the project and start taking action.

Get on to

Contact (someone) in order to raise or discuss a certain matter

  • Please get on to the supplier and inquire about the delivery status.
  • He needs to get on to his manager and address the concerns raised.

Get on to

Progress to; to start working on

  • Once you finish this task, you can get on to the next one.
  • She needs to get on to the next phase of the project and meet the deadline.

Get on for

Be near a time

  • It's getting on for midnight, and we should probably head home soon.
  • He realized it was getting on for lunchtime, so he decided to take a break.

Get on with

Proceed with; to begin or continue, especially after an interruption

  • Let's get on with the meeting and not waste any more time.
  • She managed to get on with her work despite the distractions.

Get on with

Have a good relationship with

  • He was able to get on with his neighbors and live in harmony.
  • She's always been able to get on with people from different backgrounds.

Get onto

Move onto an object, especially one on which it is possible to stand

  • He got onto the ladder and started climbing up to the roof.
  • She carefully got onto the balance beam and prepared for her routine.

Get onto

Contact a person or organization about a particular matter

  • Please get onto the IT department and report the issue with your computer.
  • He needs to get onto his supervisor and discuss the project changes.

Get onto

Connect, especially to the Internet or a network

  • Make sure you get onto the Wi-Fi network before accessing the online content.
  • He couldn't get onto the server because of a network connectivity issue.

Get onto

Scold someone

  • His teacher got onto him for not completing his homework.
  • She got onto her children for not cleaning up their rooms.

Get onto

Introduce someone to something

  • He wanted to get onto his friends to a new TV show he discovered.
  • She got onto her colleagues to a new technique she learned.

Get out

Leave or escape

  • They quickly got out of the burning building before it collapsed.
  • She couldn't wait to get out of the office and enjoy her weekend.

Get out

Come out of a situation; to escape a fate

  • He was determined to get out of poverty and build a better life for himself.
  • She wanted to get out of the toxic relationship and find happiness elsewhere.

Get out

Help someone leave

  • He offered to get her out of the crowded party and take her home.
  • She was grateful to her friend for getting her out of the uncomfortable situation.

Get out

Leave a vehicle such as a car

  • They got out of the car and started exploring the beautiful surroundings.
  • She parked the car and got out to stretch her legs.

Get out

Become known

  • The news of the scandal got out and caused a public uproar.
  • She didn't want her secret to get out and tried to keep it hidden.

Get out

Spend free time out of the house

  • They enjoyed getting out and exploring nature during their weekends.
  • She needed to get out and have some fun after a long week of work.

Get out

Publish something or make a product available

  • The newspaper plans to get out a special edition tomorrow.
  • He's been working hard to get out his new book to the market.
  • Get out

    Say something with difficulty

    • She struggled to get out the words, but finally managed to express her feelings.
    • He hesitated before getting out his apology, knowing it would be difficult to say.
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