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Phrasal Verbs Part 3

What is a phrasal verb?

A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb alone.

  • Today’s verb: Get
  • Today’s phrasal verbs: Get round, get on, get through, get over, get off and get down.

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 3: Get

Get Round

Meaning: To escape by tricking someone.

Get = to cause to go.
Round = to make round.

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 3 - Get Round

Memory tip: You might have seen in movies people escaping goons by circling a tree.

Usage: While camping last week, Mohan got round a ferocious bear by posing dead!

 

Get On

Meaning: To progress with something.

Get = to cause to be
On = with continued action

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 3 - Get On

Memory tip: Doing something continuously can lead to progress. (Learning is a continuous process‼!)

Usage: Get on with your work!

 

Get Through

Meaning: To finish by overcoming obstacles.

Get = to be able to manage
Through = from beginning to end

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 3 - Get Through

Memory tip: To get through to the winning point of a hurdle race.

Usage: He got through the exam.

 

Get Over

Meaning: To overcome.

Get = to cause to be
Over = to a position higher than

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 3 - Get Over

Memory Tip: To rise (over) and shine!

Usage: How did she get over the tragedy?

 

Get Off

Meaning: To escape a punishment.

Get = to cause to be
Off = away

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 3 - Get Off

Memory Tip: If you are stuck on a crashing plane, you don’t land. You jump off using a parachute instead!

Usage: Although the neighbours saw her steal from them, she was able to get off with a warning.

 

Get Down

Meaning: To start, involve.

Get = to cause to be
Down = a lower position that you can take

Phrasal Verbs Made Easy Capsule 3 - Get Down

Memory tip: Generally when we work, we first sit down.

Usage: Let’s get down to work.

We hope you find Phrasal Verbs Made Easy PDF Capsule 3, helpful. 

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