HEADWORD: get (across/ after/ along/ around/ at/ away from/ away with/ back to/ behind/ between/ by/ down to/ for/ in/ into/ in with/ off with/ on for/ on with/ out from under/ out of/ over/ over with/ past/ round/ round to/ through/ to/ up/ up against/ up to/ within) v.
NOUNS: analysis, approach, armchair, authority, baby, balance, blame, bed, benefits, best grip, bicycle, bit, blisters, boat, cancer, centre, certain age, certificate, cheating, chop, cleaners, clue, clutches, computer, contact, contact lenses, control, correct angle, counter-measures, country, damages, defection, disclosure, dissolution, divorce, estate, estimate, even keel, exploitation, facts, fags, false eyelashes, family, feeling, fights, free hand, frog, furniture, future, game, goal, good people, habit, handle, hands, help, high score, hold, horse, idea, ideal size, impression, injunction, insight, jail sentence, job, knives, knowledge, last word, law, lot, main argument, meal, measure, meat, miracle, mirror, money, nature(s), niece, normal hours of work, oneŽs drink/ nose/ shoes/ way/ work, order, overall balance, partner, people, permit, permission, person, phase, pleasure, pneumonia, point, props, provisions, pus, quantities, range, redress, relief, remark, rest, results, ride, sentence, set of rights, shock, shop(s), sight, sleep, s.o.Žs head, specialization, sponsor, sport, supply, state, tape, tea, teeth, top, touch, train, training, truth, view, visa, vitamins, vote, way, weight, work, wrong idea;
ADJECTIVES/ADVERBS: acquainted, almost certainly, barged, better, bloody, bored, breathless, broken, chaotic, cross, directly, divorced, exposed, fat, going, hooked, inside, interested, involved, just, loose, lost, married, mystical, never, older, quickly, well;
EXAMPLES: they got past the guards; we could not get the piano through the window; she got on with the everyday business; get out the knives; they devoured everything they could get their hands on; she could well get out of control; many people get it into their minds that ...; I just canŽt get it; we got to the theatre late; the tides get later each day; they had decided to get married; they got to the president himself; each partner gets more out than he puts in; if you get to know her, youŽll like her; my father got me a decent horse; he finally got going; athletics is getting more expensive; I hope that they will get on with it; he finally got the TV to work; we got our tools ready; she finally got home; I will probably be anxious to get ...; she got in touch with the headmaster; in neither case must we get mystical about it; IŽve got to go; weŽll get on far quicker; the dictator was not able to get out from under the responsibility; they get on very well together; let us see how we get on; donŽt get out of bed; I will never quite get over the shock; Germans get particularly noisy; she had got permission to go outside; get rid of the Christmas over-indulgence; he did not get right; it is also essential never to get so hungry that you lose control; weŽll get someone to help; theyŽre what the rates get spent on; only get the training in; whereŽd you get the money from?; we must get the balance right; they get the last word; weŽve got to get them swimming; IŽll go and get them!; you even get to think of ...; well, to get to my concept of ...; but he is all right when you get to know him; donŽt get too excited; we get up early in the day; nobody will get us away again from this place; you get used to it; you donŽt want to get wet, do you?; it is the only way to get your work seen; it is funny, Alvirita, how petulant we get with one another; sheŽll get up to no good; he was going to get a rest; perhaps you could get a doctorŽs certificate; I hope you will get a free hand to ...; sometimes we can get a clue from behavioural data; the only way you will get any results at all, is for me to ...; I have to get a message to him; she got a newspaper for me; we cannot get at the truth itself; you could get away with it; she got me a computer magazine; let us get back to the main argument; the general finally got his troops across the bridge; you will get breathless easily; youŽll have to get after them; chemists get by perfectly well on the basis of everyday experience; we cannot get around the regulations; the usual routine starts to get chaotic; what are you getting at?; many individuals would not get enough to eat; they did not get extremely hungry; the children cannot get at the medicine; things get even better in May; your enemies cannot get you here; to get at the truth; we must get behind their campaign; we could get for Cologne; just get good people to work for you; she can get him moving; never get between fighting dogs; heŽs got to get his head down to buck; she got interested in the male sex; she got into trouble; he got himself into debt; we tend to get hooked into behaviour patterns; get in quick!; what got into him?; she got on/ off the train; youŽve to get in their end and take it; I finally got my whole class on the train; we got onto his schemes; we shanŽt have to get involved with all that; you canŽt get it private; get lost!; when did he get out of prison?; in neither case must we get mystical about it; youŽll have to get over your fear of speaking in public; has she got/ gotten over the shock?; each partner can get more out than he puts in; you had better get yourself a good lawyer; she gets a lot of money;
SYNONYMS: acquire, obtain, come by, be given, pick up, procure; purchase, buy, hire, rent, lease; earn, receive, make, clear, be paid; catch, contract, come down with, become infected with; become, fall; turn, grow; seize, capture, arrest, grab; manage, arrange, succeed; manipulate, fix, manoeuvre, contrive; travel by, take, catch; get in touch with, communicate with, get through to; listen to, tune in on; persuade, influence, talk into, cause; put place, wiggle; affect, move arouse, stimulate, excite, make an impression on, leave a mark on; annoy, irritate, vex, anger, provoke, bother; confuse, puzzle, bewilder, confound; see, understand, apprehend, follow, take in; hear, catch, learn, absorb; revenge oneself on, even with, pay back, get back at; strike, hit, shoot; spread, become known, circulate; be socially active, socialize; get over, get through, make clear; succeed, be successful, do well, make good, rise up in the world; be friendly with, associate with, be agreeable; shift, fare, make both ends meet, survive, make do; get older age, advance; suggest, intend, have in mind, contemplate, insinuate; tease, criticize, find fault with , pick on; corrupt, bribe; escape, break out, flee, break free; return, come back; support promote, fund; write down, not down, make a note of; swallow, eat; enter, entrain, get aboard; put on, dress in; discuss, go into, become involved in, detail; enjoy, become enthusiastic about; alight, get down from, debus, detrain, deplane; remove, take off; cause to be set free/ liberated/ acquitted; gain, profit; avoid, sidestep; cross, surmount, traverse; recover from, recuperate from; circumvent, evade, outwit; flatter, cajole, coax, win over; find time for, arrive at finally; complete, succeed; accumulate, collect, assemble; arise, wake up; dress (up), clothe;
GERMAN: bekommen, kriegen, abbekommen, abkriegen, zuziehen, kommen zu, haben (von), besorgen, beschaffen, finden, kaufen, sich anschaffen/ zulegen, holen, packen, erwischen, absehen (auf), erreichen, machen, bringen, verstehen, kapieren, mitbekommen, mitkriegen, notieren, lassen, kommen, gehen, werden, sich machen, bewegen, ankommen, sich verständlich machen, klar werden, voran kommen, auskommen, herankommen, hinkommen, herausbekommen, hinauswollen, wegkommen, loskommen, wegschaffen, entkommen mit, zurückkommen, hinunter bringen, essen, mitmachen, bekommen, kriegen, abbekommen, abkriegen, zuziehen, kommen zu, haben (von), besorgen, beschaffen, finden, kaufen, sich anschaffen/ zulegen, holen, packen, erwischen, absehen (auf), erreichen, machen, bringen, verstehen, kapieren, mitbekommen, mitkriegen, notieren, lassen, kommen, gehen, werden, sich machen, bewegen, ankommen, sich verständlich machen, klar werden, voran kommen, auskommen, herankommen, hinkommen, herausbekommen, hinauswollen, wegkommen, loskommen, wegschaffen, entkommen mit, zurückkommen, hinunter bringen, essen, mitmachen,