Collocations with GET

«Get» is one of the verbs in English with most meanings and, because of that, there are countless collocations with get. In this post, you will find a comprehensive list of get collocations, in alphabetical order, and a downloadable PDF with all the collocations, so you can work with them offline, wherever and whenever you want. Do you have any questions? Let me know in the comments!

get a headache

I’ve got a splitting headache since this morning.

get a call

He got a call and left the room for a few minutes.

get a chance

I’ll give you a call if I get a chance.

get a clue

To get a clue, we need to look at what really happened during the fight.

get a cold

If you don’t wear a jacket, you’ll get a cold.

get a degree

He got a degree before leaving for the States.

get a grip

I better get a grip before I make a terrible mistake.

get a haircut

Oh my god, I need to get a haircut before the wedding.

get a job

Marie needs to get a job if she wants to keep the flat.

get a joke

His sense of humour is awful. He never gets my jokes.

get a letter

You got a letter yesterday. I left it on your desk.

get a life

Please, leave me alone and get a life of your own.

get a shock

Users will get quite a shock if prices increase so much.

get a tan

If you need me, I’ll be on the beach getting a tan.

get a ticket

Did you manage to get a ticket for the match?

get angry

My son will get angry if I don’t pick him up.

get away

I like to get away from London at the weekend.

get changed

We need to get changed before we go out tonight.

get dark

It’s getting dark. We should head home now.

get divorced/a divorce

They got a divorce after a few awful years of marriage.

get dressed/undressed

Come on! Get dressed and let’s go!

get drunk

Some teenagers get drunk even though they’re not allowed to purchase alcohol.

get excited

I’m not sure if the film is any good, so don’t get too excited.

get fired

If people find out about this, you’ll get fired.

get frightened

Many patients start to get frightened even before the examination.

get going

We need to get going if we want to make it on time.

get good/top/bad marks/grades

I used to get very good grades when I was in high school.

get home

What time did you get home last night?

get hot

In the summer, it gets too hot to go sightseeing.

get hungry

We might get hungry if we don’t have anything to eat now.

get into trouble

I’ll get into trouble if I take something home from the office.

get it right

I did my best trying to solve the problem, but I don’t think I got it right.

get lost

James got lost and couldn’t find his way home.

get married

My friends are getting married next year.

get nowhere

Some meetings go on forever and get us nowhere.

get off

What time do you get off work?

get old

He’s hilarious. His jokes never get old.

get out

We knew it was going to be difficult to get him out of the country.

get out of breath

You may get out of breath when you take a walk or climb stairs.

get over

We already got over our disagreements and we’re on good terms.

get permission

Students need to get permission from their parents to go on the trip.

get pregnant

She got pregnant at a very young age.

get ready for

Sue needs to get ready before we set off.

get sleep

I’m exhausted. I didn’t get any sleep last night.

get someone thinking

That conversation got me thinking and I finally made a decision.

get started

I need to get started on my essay or I won’t finish it before the deadline.

get stuck

The ring got stuck and I couldn’t take it off.

get the impression

John got the impression that his in-laws didn’t like him very much.

get the message

I told her secretary, but I’m not sure if she ever got the message.

get the sack

After the project was cancelled, many workers got the sack.

get tired

I got tired of arguing and left the room.

get to sleep

I couldn’t get to sleep last night with all the noise.

get together

Mark and Joanne got together a few months after meeting.

get upset

It’s normal to get upset after hearing some bad news.

get used to

I got used to waking up early after a few weeks.

get wet

All the clothes got wet during the storm.

get worried

After a few hours waiting, I started to get worried.

List of collocations with get

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