Phrasal verbs beginning with G. Select a phrasal verb for more details.
If people gather around, they form a group or a small crowd around something or someone.
to communicate something or make something understood by others
If you get ahead, you make progress in your career.
If two people get along, they like each other and are friendly.
to move from place to place
to find a way of avoiding something
to mean or to imply something
to do something illegal or immoral and not get caught or punished
If you get something back, it is returned to you after you've lent it, lost it, or had it stolen.
to have just enough of something, like money, knowledge or skills, to do what you want to do
to move close to the ground, or to move from a higher position to a lower position
to quickly write something, often so as not to forget it
to manage to swallow something that isn't easy to swallow
to enter a place or a vehicle
If a train or plane gets in, it arrives at its destination.
to submit or send something like a document, a form or a report
If you get into something like a university, a team, a club, etc., you have succeeded in joining it.
to become interested in something or focussed on something
to leave a means of transport such as a bus or a train
to finish work, or have a break from work
to step onto a bus, train, ship, etc.
If two people get on, they have a good relationship and are friendly.
to move out of an enclosed space, such as a building or a car
If you get something out, you remove it from whatever it's in.
If you get out of doing something that you don't want to do, you find a way to avoid doing it, such as by making up an excuse.
to take off clothes because they're uncomfortable or inappropriate
to recover from something like an illness or a shock
If you get through something, you use or eat all of it.
to reach the person you want to talk to when making a telephone call
to meet and spend time together
to get out of bed after having been asleep
to stand up or to get to one's feet
If you give away something, you give it to someone without expecting anything in return.
If you give something back, you return it to whoever you got it from.
If somebody gives in, they stop trying to do something like win a game, a fight or an argument.
to produce something like a smell, a gas, heat or light
If you give something out, you distribute it to many people, usually by hand.
If you give up, you stop trying to do something because it's too hard or because it can't be done.
If you give up something, you stop doing it because it's bad for you.
to do something in a certain way, or to deal with something in a certain way
to chase and try to catch someone or something
to oppose, or disagree with, something or somebody
to start doing something, or to continue doing something, usually after being given permission or encouragement to do so
to agree with someone or to support something
to act or dress in a certain way
to be enough for everyone
to leave or go to another place
to stop existing, or to stop being noticeable
to return to a place, a person, a condition, etc.
to be more than, better than, more advanced than, etc.
to move past (in space), or pass (in time)
to be received in a certain way, or to create a certain reaction
When the sun or the moon goes down, it gets lower and lower in the sky until it disappears below the horizon.
to be remembered or recorded in some way
to try to get something or achieve something
to like a particular type of person, product, style, experience, etc.
to physically attack a person or an animal
to be sold for a certain amount of money
to talk about or discuss something in detail
If something goes off, it stops working because of a power cut.
If a bomb or a firework goes off, it explodes.
If foods or drinks go off, they go bad and aren't safe to eat or drink.
to keep happening as before, or to keep doing something
If something like a light or a heater goes on, it starts operating.
to talk for too long, or talk in such a way that it annoys or bores people
used when encouraging someone to do something
to leave your home and go somewhere for enjoyment or entertainment
to look carefully at something like a report, essay, document, etc. to check for mistakes or to make improvements
to review something, or look at it again, in order to learn or memorize it
to cause a reaction of some sort, especially from an audience
to look through a collection of things like documents, books, clothes, etc. to find something or to sort them out
to live through a bad time or a difficult situation
If two things go together, they look good together or they harmonize.
to happen together, or to often occur at the same time
If a company goes under, it goes out of business and closes down.
If something like a price or a rate goes up, it becomes higher.
If one thing goes with another, they look good together or seems to work well together.
to not have something that you used to have because conditions have changed and it's no longer available or affordable
If something grows on you, you gradually start to like it, even though you didn't like it much at first.
If you grow out of something, you become too big for it or too old for it.
to change from being a child to being an adult, or from being an immature adult to being a mature adult