Basic English Usage
Phrasal verbs combine verbs with other words to create unique meanings. There are many that use the word get:
get along = be amiable
Everyone in our department got along pretty well.
He had trouble getting along, so he left.
get back = to return; to respond
We got back last night.
I'll get back to you with an answer.
get by = to manage without something
How did you get by without your credit cards?
My phone battery died, but I'll get by somehow.
get to X = to attend to X
We will get to the report later on.
The email? I think I'll get to that tomorrow.
get rid of X = to eliminate X
I will get rid of that stain as soon as I get home.
If only we could get rid of that responsibility.
Lesson: Phrasal Verbs 3
Course: Basic English Usage