Synonyms of get in English:

get


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verb

1‘I got the impression he didn't like me’

SYNONYMS

acquire, obtain, come by, come to have, come into possession of, receive, gain, earn, win, come into, come in for, take possession of, take receipt of, be given

buy, purchase, procure, possess oneself of, secure

gather, collect, pick up, appropriate, amass, build up, hook, net, land

achieve, attain

informal get one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, grab, bag, score, swing, nab, collar, cop

ANTONYMS

give

2‘I was glad to get your letter’

SYNONYMS

receive, be sent, be in receipt of, accept delivery of, be given

ANTONYMS

send

3‘your tea's getting cold’

SYNONYMS

become, grow, turn, go, come to be, get to be

literary wax

4‘I'll get the children from school’

SYNONYMS

fetch, collect, go for, call for, pick up, bring, carry, deliver, convey, ferry, transport

escort, conduct, lead, usher

ANTONYMS

take, leave

5‘the chairman gets £650,000 a year’

SYNONYMS

earn, be paid, receive a salary of, take home, take home earnings of, bring in, make, receive, collect, clear, gross

informal pocket, bank, rake in, pull in, haul in, net, bag

6‘have the police got their man?’

SYNONYMS

apprehend, catch, arrest, capture, seize, take

take prisoner, take captive, take into custody, detain, put in jail, throw in jail, put behind bars, imprison, incarcerate

informal collar, grab, nab, nail, run in, pinch, bust, pick up, pull in, haul in, do, feel someone's collar

British informal nick

7‘I got a taxi in the end’

SYNONYMS

travel by, travel in, travel on, journey by, journey in, journey on

take, catch, use, make use of, utilize

8‘one winter she got flu’

SYNONYMS

succumb to, develop, come down with, go down with, sicken for, fall victim to, be struck down with, be stricken with, be afflicted by, be afflicted with, be smitten by, be smitten with

become infected by, become infected with, catch, contract, become ill with, become sick with, fall ill with, fall sick with, be taken ill with, show symptoms of

British go down with

informal take ill with

North American informal take sick with

9‘I got a sharp pain in my right arm’

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experience, suffer, be afflicted with, undergo, sustain, feel, have

10‘I could get him on the radio and ask’

SYNONYMS

contact, get in touch with, communicate with, make contact with, reach, be in communication with

phone, call, ring up, radio, speak to, talk to

British get on to

informal get hold of

11‘I didn't get what he said’

SYNONYMS

hear, recognize, discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, perceive, follow, keep up with, take in

12‘sorry, I don't get the joke’

SYNONYMS

understand, comprehend, grasp, see, take in, fathom, follow, puzzle out, work out, perceive, apprehend, get to the bottom of, unravel, decipher

informal get the drift of, catch on to, latch on to, make head or tail of, figure out, get the picture, get the message

British informal twig, suss out, suss

13‘we got there early’

SYNONYMS

arrive, reach, come, make it, turn up, appear, put in an appearance, make an appearance, come on the scene, come up, approach, enter, present oneself, be along, come along, materialize

informal show up, show, roll in, roll up, blow in, show one's face

14‘we got her to go’

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persuade, induce, prevail on, influence, talk round

wheedle into, talk into, cajole into, inveigle into

win over, bring around, sway

15‘I'd like to get to meet him sometime’

SYNONYMS

contrive, arrange, find a way, engineer a way, manage

succeed in, organize

informal work it, fix it

archaic compass

16‘I'll get supper if you wash up afterwards’

SYNONYMS

prepare, get ready, cook, make, put together, assemble, muster, dish up, concoct

informal fix, rustle up

British informal knock up

17‘I'll get him for that’

SYNONYMS

take revenge on, be revenged on, exact revenge on, wreak revenge on, get one's revenge on, avenge oneself on, take vengeance on, get even with, settle a score with, settle the score with, pay back, pay out, retaliate against, retaliate on, get back at, take reprisals against, exact retribution on, give someone their just deserts, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine

give like for like, return like for like, give tit for tat, take an eye for an eye, take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

give someone their comeuppance

British get one's own back on

18‘He scratched his head. ‘You've got me there.’’

SYNONYMS

baffle, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, bewilder, mystify, bemuse, confuse, confound, disconcert, throw, set someone thinking

informal flummox, discombobulate, faze, stump, beat, fox, make someone scratch their head, floor, fog

archaic wilder, gravel, maze, cause to be at a stand, pose

19‘what gets me is how neurotic she is’

SYNONYMS

annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, inflame, put out, nettle, needle, provoke, incense, infuriate, madden, rub up the wrong way, try someone's patience, make someone's blood boil, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, get someone's hackles up, rattle someone's cage

informal aggravate, peeve, miff, rile, get to, hack off, get someone's back up, get on someone's nerves, get up someone's nose, get under someone's skin, get someone's goat, give someone the hump, get someone's dander up, get in someone's hair, be a thorn in someone's flesh, drive mad, drive crazy, drive nuts, make someone see red

British informal wind up, nark, get across, get someone's wick

North American informal tee off, tick off, eat, burn up

vulgar slang piss off

British vulgar slang get on someone's tits


Phrases

    get about

      ‘he has to rely on a wheelchair to get about’

      SYNONYMS

      move about, move around, travel

    get something across

      ‘a photo will help to get the message across’

      SYNONYMS

      communicate, get over, put over, impart, convey, transmit, make understood, make clear, express

    get ahead

      ‘people with ideas and the desire to get ahead’

      SYNONYMS

      prosper, flourish, thrive, do well, get on well

      succeed, be successful, make it, do all right for oneself, progress, make progress, make headway, advance, get on in the world, rise in the world, go up in the world, fly high, make one's mark, make good, become rich, strike gold, strike oil, be in clover

      informal

      go places, get somewhere, go great guns, make the big time

    get along

      1‘does he get along with his family?’

      SYNONYMS

      be friendly, be on friendly terms, be in harmony, be compatible, get on, feel a rapport

      agree, see eye to eye, concur, be in agreement, be in accord, be in sympathy

      be of the same mind, be of the same opinion, be of the same mind as, be of the same opinion as

      informal

      hit it off, be on the same wavelength, be on the same wavelength as

      2‘he was getting along well at school’

      SYNONYMS

      fare, manage, progress, advance, get on, do, cope, survive, muddle along, muddle through

      succeed, prosper, flourish

      informal

      get by, make out

    get around

      1‘she certainly gets around’

      SYNONYMS

      travel, circulate, socialize, make the rounds

    get at

      1‘it's difficult to get at the timbers once you have insulated’

      SYNONYMS

      access, gain access to, get to, reach, touch

      2‘he had been got at by government officials’

      SYNONYMS

      corrupt, suborn, influence, bribe, buy off, pay off

      informal

      give someone a backhander, give someone a sweetener, grease someone's palm, fix, square

      British informal

      nobble

      3‘what are you getting at?’

      SYNONYMS

      imply, suggest, intimate, insinuate, hint, mean, intend, lead up to, drive at, allude to

      4‘I don't like being got at’

      SYNONYMS

      criticize, pick on, find fault with, carp at, nag

      bully, victimize, attack, tyrannize, torment, persecute, punish repeatedly and unfairly, discriminate against

      have it in for, have a down on, be down on

      be on at

    get away

      ‘the prisoners got away’

      SYNONYMS

      escape, run away, run off, get out, break out, break free, get free, break loose, make a break for it, bolt, flee, fly, take flight, make off, take off, decamp, abscond, take to one's heels, make a escape, make one's escape, make good one's escape, make a getaway, make one's getaway, beat a hasty retreat, show a clean pair of heels, run for it, make a run for it

      disappear, vanish, slip away, steal away, sneak away

      get out of someone's clutches

      informal

      do a bunk, do a moonlight flit, cut and run, skedaddle, skip, head for the hills, do a disappearing act, do a vanishing act, fly the coop, take French leave, scarper, vamoose, hightail it, leg it

      British informal

      do a runner, hook it

      North American informal

      take a powder, go on the lam

    get away with

      ‘it's not our policy to let kidnappers get away with their crimes’

      SYNONYMS

      escape blame for, escape punishment for

    get back

      ‘they should get back at dawn’

      SYNONYMS

      return, come home, come back, arrive home, arrive back, come again

      ANTONYMS

      set out

    get something back

      ‘she got her gloves back from the lost property office’

      SYNONYMS

      retrieve, regain, regain possession of, win back, recover, take back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, retake, redeem

      find, find again, track down, trace

      claw back

      replevin, replevy

      ANTONYMS

      lose

    get back at

      ‘she made the story up to get back at the teacher for punishing her’

      SYNONYMS

      take revenge on, be revenged on, exact revenge on, wreak revenge on, get one's revenge on, avenge oneself on, take vengeance on, get even with, settle a score with, settle the score with, pay back, pay out, retaliate against, retaliate on, take reprisals against, exact retribution on, let someone see how it feels, give someone their just deserts, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine, give as good as one gets

      give like for like, return like for like, give tit for tat, take an eye for an eye, take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

      informal

      get, give someone their comeuppance

      British informal

      get one's own back on

      ANTONYMS

      forgive

    get back to

      ‘please get back to me and let me know how things work out’

      SYNONYMS

      come back to

      answer, reply to, respond to, give a response to

    get by

      ‘he had just enough money to get by’

      SYNONYMS

      manage, cope, survive, exist, subsist, muddle along, muddle through, scrape along, scrape by, scrape through, make ends meet, get on, get along, make do, barely have enough to live on, scarcely have enough to live on, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, scrimp, scrape a living

      informal

      make out

    get someone down

      ‘sometimes I can laugh it off but inside it gets me down’

      SYNONYMS

      depress, make sad, sadden, make unhappy, cast down, make gloomy, make despondent, dispirit

      break someone's spirit, dampen someone's spirit, dash someone's hopes, dishearten, demoralize, discourage, daunt, crush, shake, desolate, weigh down, weigh heavily on, hang over, oppress

      upset, distress, grieve, haunt, harrow, cause suffering to, break someone's heart, make one's heart bleed, bring tears to one's eyes

      informal

      give someone the blues, make someone fed up, knock the stuffing out of, knock for six, knock sideways

      ANTONYMS

      cheer someone up

    get down to

      ‘he once again got down to work’

      SYNONYMS

      begin, start, make a start on, go about, set about, set to, get to work on, get going on, embark on, tackle, attack, address oneself to, buckle down to, undertake

      formal

      commence

    get off

      1‘Sally got off the bus outside her house’

      SYNONYMS

      alight, alight from, step off, climb off, dismount, dismount from, get down, get down from, descend, descend from, disembark, disembark from, leave, exit

      formal

      deplane, deplane from, detrain, detrain from, debus

      ANTONYMS

      get on

      2‘he was charged with fraud but got off’

      SYNONYMS

      escape punishment, be acquitted, be absolved, be cleared, be exonerated, be exculpated, be declared innocent, be found innocent, be vindicated

    get on

      1‘we got on the train at Kinshasa’

      SYNONYMS

      board, enter, go on board, go aboard, step aboard, climb on, mount, ascend, embark, catch

      informal

      hop on, jump on

      formal

      emplane, entrain, embus

      ANTONYMS

      get off

      2‘how are you getting on?’

      SYNONYMS

      fare, manage, progress, advance, get along, do, cope, survive, muddle along, muddle through

      succeed, prosper, flourish

      informal

      get by, make out

      3‘he just got on with his job’

      SYNONYMS

      continue, proceed, go ahead, carry on, go on, keep on, press on, push on, press ahead, persist, persevere

      keep at

      informal

      stick at, stick with, soldier on with

      ANTONYMS

      give up

      4‘my father and I don't get on’

      SYNONYMS

      be friendly, be on friendly terms, be in harmony, be compatible, get along, feel a rapport

      agree, see eye to eye, concur, be in agreement, be in accord, be in sympathy, sympathize, be united, be as one man, accord

      be of the same mind, be of the same opinion, be of the same mind as, be of the same opinion as

      informal

      hit it off, be on the same wavelength, be on the same wavelength as

    get out

      1‘several prisoners had got out’

      SYNONYMS

      escape, break out, break free, get free, break loose, make a break for it, bolt, clear out, run away, run off, get away, flee, fly, take flight, make off, take off, decamp, abscond, take to one's heels, make a escape, make one's escape, make good one's escape, make a getaway, make one's getaway, beat a hasty retreat, show a clean pair of heels, run for it, make a run for it

      disappear, vanish, slip away, steal away, sneak away

      get out of someone's clutches

      informal

      bust, do a bunk, do a moonlight flit, cut and run, skedaddle, skip, head for the hills, do a disappearing act, do a vanishing act, fly the coop, take French leave, scarper, vamoose, hightail it, leg it

      British informal

      do a runner, hook it

      North American informal

      take a powder, go on the lam

      2‘the news has got out’

      SYNONYMS

      become known, become common knowledge, become apparent, come to light, emerge, transpire, materialize, prove to be the case

      come out, be discovered, be uncovered, be made public, be revealed, be divulged, be disclosed, be reported, be publicized, be released, leak out

      literary

      be noised about, be noised abroad

    get out of

      ‘he tried to get out of paying the survivors any compensation’

      SYNONYMS

      evade, dodge, shirk, slide out of, avoid, escape, sidestep

      informal

      duck, duck out of, wriggle out of, cop out of

      British informal

      skive off, funk

      North American informal

      cut

      NZ Australian informal

      duck-shove

      archaic

      decline

      ANTONYMS

      agree to

    get over

      1‘I have only just got over flu’

      SYNONYMS

      recover from, recuperate from, get better after, pull through, shrug off, survive, come round from

      ANTONYMS

      sicken for

      2‘to get over this problem the architect angled the exit into the piazza slightly’

    get something over

      ‘that should get the point over to the manufacturers’

      SYNONYMS

      communicate, get across, put over, impart, convey, transmit, make understood, make clear, express

    get round

      1‘he got round his mother and she bought it for him’

      SYNONYMS

      cajole, persuade, wheedle, coax, manoeuvre, prevail on, win someone over, bring someone round, sway, beguile, blarney, flatter, seduce, lure, entice, charm, tempt, inveigle, induce, influence, woo

      talk into

      informal

      sweet-talk, soft-soap, butter up, twist someone's arm

      archaic

      blandish

      2‘we can get round these difficulties’

      SYNONYMS

      overcome, surmount, prevail over, triumph over, get the better of, master

      get over, circumvent, find an answer to, find the answer to, find a solution to, find the solution to

      sort out, take care of, resolve, solve, crack

      deal with, cope with

      informal

      lick

    get through

      1‘I managed to get through the audition and land the job’

      SYNONYMS

      pass, be successful in, succeed in, gain a pass in, come through, meet the requirements of, pass muster in

      informal

      come up to scratch in, come up to snuff in, sail through, scrape through

      ANTONYMS

      fail

      2‘how did we get through a pack of twelve so fast?’

      SYNONYMS

      consume, go through, use, exhaust, deplete, expend, spend, waste, fritter away, squander, dissipate

      3‘I never really got the chance to get through to her’

      SYNONYMS

      communicate with, get one's message across to, explain oneself to

      4‘I think the message got through’

      SYNONYMS

      register, make an impression, sink in, fall into place, penetrate, have an effect, dawn, strike home, be understood

    get to

      ‘what really got to me was the lack of respect’

      SYNONYMS

      irritate, annoy, anger, vex, irk, nettle, pique, exasperate, infuriate, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, ruffle someone's feathers, try someone's patience

      goad, provoke, bait, taunt, pester, harass, prick, prod, sting

      aggravate, rile, niggle, hassle, bug, miff, peeve, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, hack off

      British

      wind up, get at, nark, get across

      North American

      ride

      vulgar slang

      piss off

      rare

      exacerbate, hump, rasp

    get together

      1‘your job is to get together the best bunch of writers you can find’

      SYNONYMS

      collect, gather, assemble, bring together, call together, rally, muster, marshal, line up, congregate, convene, amass, scrape together

      formal

      convoke

      ANTONYMS

      disperse

      2‘we must get together soon’

      SYNONYMS

      meet, meet up, have a meeting, rendezvous, see each other, socialize

    get up

      ‘Rose used to get up very early’

      SYNONYMS

      get out of bed, rise, stir, rouse oneself, bestir oneself, get going

      informal

      surface, show signs of life

      formal

      arise

      ANTONYMS

      go to bed

    get someone up

      ‘he was got up in his finery’

      See dress