- get get [get] verb got PASTTENSE [gɒt ǁ gɑːt] got PASTPART gotten PASTPART [ˈgɒtn ǁ ˈgɑːtn] getting PRESPART1. [transitive] to receive a particular amount of money:
• Uganda continues to get about $100 million a year in foreign aid.
• The company still gets a good return on its investments.2. to be given or obtain a job or work:
• After university, Jonathan tried to get a job in journalism.
• They should be getting a lot of work through the Channel Tunnel project.get something → across phrasal verb [transitive]to succeed in making people understand what you are telling them:
• To get its message across, Reebok will boost its advertising budget this year to $220 million.get ahead phrasal verb [intransitive]to be more successful than other people or companies who are doing similar work:
• Working overseas is important to getting ahead in many companies.get ahead of
• The merger should allow the new company to get ahead of the competition.get around something also get round phrasal verb [transitive]to find a way of dealing with a problem, especially by avoiding it altogether:
• Gasoline was smuggled across the border to get around an international trade embargo.
• The US banks searched for ways to get round these restrictions.get back to somebody phrasal verb [transitive]to talk or write to someone about something you had discussed together earlier:
• I left my name and number so they could get back to me.get by phrasal verb [intransitive]to manage to deal with a difficult situation, using whatever money, equipment etc you have; = manage:get by on/with
• The Fed made several changes designed to make it easier for banks to get by on fewer reserves.
• In Microsoft Windows, you can get by with just 2 megabytes of memory.get down to something phrasal verb [transitive]to finally start doing something that needs a lot of time or energy:
• Conflicts in meetings disappear rapidly once you get down to the details.get into something phrasal verb [transitive]to start working or trading in a particular product or service:
• Many young people want to get into advertising or public relations.get on with something phrasal verb [transitive]to make progress with a particular activity, plan etc:
• The board leaves the management teams to get on with the day-to-day running of each business.get out phrasal verb1. [intransitive] to stop investing in or making a particular product or performing a particular activity, usually because it is no longer making a profit:
• Investors can get out early if trouble arises.get out of
• Most banks are now getting out of development finance.2. [intransitive] to avoid meeting the terms of a contract, agreement etc:get out of
• The company hopes the move will let it get out of costly gas supply contracts.3. [transitive] get something out to succeed in producing something and making it available:
• We must get those letters out on time.
• IBM wanted to get out a system that the novice could use.get out ahead phrasal verb [intransitive] COMMERCEto have an advantage over the people you are competing against:
• The way to deal with the pressure is to get out ahead.get round something phrasal verb [transitive]another name for getget through phrasal verb1. [intransitive] to succeed in making someone understand something, especially when this is difficult:
• Including a joke gives your message impact and more chance of getting through.get through to
• The party seems unable to get through to young voters.2. [intransitive] to succeed in having a plan, law etc approved by an official group:
• His deficit reduction plan eventually got through Congress.3. [intransitive] to succeed in reaching someone by telephone:
• The brokers received so many phone calls that many investors couldn't get through.get through to
• It could take a client up to half an hour to get through to his dealer.4. [transitive] get through something to deal with a large number of things in a particular order:
• We never seem to get through all the items on the agenda.5. [transitive] get through something to manage to come to the end of a difficult situation or experience:
• The company got through a major restructuring without making any redundancies.6. [transitive] get through something to use a lot of something or spend a lot of money:
• He got through at least $500 every weekend.7. [transitive] get through something FINANCE if the price of something gets through a particular level on a financial market, it rises above that level:
• The failure of the dollar to get through 79.15 yen prompted the sudden sell-off.
* * *get UK US /get/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)► [T] to obtain, buy, or earn something: »
I think she gets about $40,000 a year.get sth for sth »
How much did he get for his business when he sold it?► [T] to receive or be given something: get sth from sb/sth »
The results we got from our market research team indicate that potential customers seem to like the new ad campaign.► [I, usually + adv/prep] to reach a particular stage, condition, or time: get to sth »
Your earnings increase hugely if you get to the top in the legal profession.► [T] INFORMAL to pay for something: »
I'll get the bill.
Financial and business terms. 2012.