Collocations are definitely a very important part of English studies. They are natural expressions of a language. The verb GET forms many expressions such as collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs. Let’s look at the most commonly used 50 collocations with GET in context.
Get a call
I’ve got a call from Phil today. He invited me to his graduation party.
Get a cold
Are you sure you got a cold in this hot weather?
Now when the days are shorter, it’s getting dark earlier.
Get a tan
Mary got a lovely tan on her holiday in Greece.
Get out of breath
If you run for a long time, you may get out of breath.
All the employees are present. Let’s get started with the meeting.
AlthoughI had a big sandwich for lunch, I’m getting hungry.
Vincent suggested that we get together on Saturday for dinner at his house.
Get the chance
People don’t get the chance to enrol on a prestigious college so often.
Get a degree
As soon as I get a degree, I’m going to apply for a job in that company.
And now get ready to see the most beautiful city in the world.
Get a haircut
I was at the hairdresser’s today and got a haircut.
When I heard how many people died in that earthquake, I got upset.
I’ve been working all day. Luckily, I’ve finished and I’m going home to get some rest.
Get into trouble
From now on you’re on your own. Try not to get into trouble.
Get the impression
All of a sudden, Shirley got the impression that she’d already been there before.
Don’t go near that pond! You’ll get wet.
When we were in Viena last summer, Tom and I got lost.
Sorry, I’ll be late for dinner. Unfortunately, I got stuck in traffic.
Ivone and Garry are getting married on Saturday, so they invited us.
After five years of an unhappy marriage, they got divorced.
Celia got pregnant soon after they got married.
Laura got permission to use her father’s car when she goes clubbing on Saturdays.
Get a job
Do you remember when I went for an interview? Well, I got the job.
Get a joke
Did you get that joke? It’s very funny.
Hold on a moment. I’m coming as soon as I get dressed.
I can’t believe you got drunk after two pints of beer!
Simon’s got sacked. That’s the reason why he has to find a new job.
What time was it when you got home?
We are not getting any younger; unfortunately, we’re all getting old.
Robin accepted the proposal while Vinnie got along with the idea.
Get to know someone/something
Despite their parents’ protests, they were trying to get to know each other by spending time together.
I’m afraid you’ll get shocked when you hear the news.
In my opinion, the teacher will not let you get away with this.
Children always get excited about birthday parties.
I think we should get going before it gets too late.
You should get on that bus to get to Queens Road. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait for another one.
Unless you have permission, you’ll have to get off my property!
It’s been months since they broke up but he hasn’t got over her yet.
Despite all your efforts, doing things that way will get you nowhere.
Get a life
You can’t play video games all day long. Don’t you think you should get a life?
Get the message
After our conversation, I’m beginning to get the message that you don’t love me anymore.
Get used to
We need to get used to living in a foreign country as soon as we can.
Get the point
I’m a bit confused by your decision to leave, but I get the point.
Get rid of
You don’t need these things. You should get rid of them.
The burglars got into the house through the window while we were sleeping.
You should get out in the fresh air because you look as if you’ve seen a ghost.
Is it far? I’m getting tired.
Get to sleep
You should stop worrying and try to get to sleep.
Let’s get moving because we have to be ready in half an hour.
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