This page is about the collocation get old
collocation pattern: verb + adjective
to become an old or elderly person
- We'll have lots of free time when we get old.
- The trouble with getting old is that you still feel young inside.
The comparative form "get older" can refer to any age group, as in "I love watching my kids get older", but "get old" can only refer to old age, as in "Grandpa's getting really old".
At which age is someone starting to get old?
Contributor: Matt Errey