«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?
My son will get angry if I don’t pick him up.
I like to get away from London at the weekend.
We need to get changed before we go out tonight.
It’s getting dark. We should head home now.
get divorced/a divorce
They got a divorce after a few awful years of marriage.
Come on! Get dressed and let’s go!
Some teenagers get drunk even though they’re not allowed to purchase alcohol.
I’m not sure if the film is any good, so don’t get too excited.
If people find out about this, you’ll get fired.
Many patients start to get frightened even before the examination.
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.
What time did you get home last night?
In the summer, it gets too hot to go sightseeing.
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.
James got lost and couldn’t find his way home.
My friends are getting married next year.
Some meetings go on forever and get us nowhere.
What time do you get off work?
He’s hilarious. His jokes never get old.
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.
We already got over our disagreements and we’re on good terms.
Students need to get permission from their parents to go on the trip.
She got pregnant at a very young age.
get ready for
Sue needs to get ready before we set off.
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.
I need to get started on my essay or I won’t finish it before the deadline.
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.
I got tired of arguing and left the room.
get to sleep
I couldn’t get to sleep last night with all the noise.
Mark and Joanne got together a few months after meeting.
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.
All the clothes got wet during the storm.
After a few hours waiting, I started to get worried.
List of collocations with get
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