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Phrasal Verbs

get off (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb get off (1)

Meaning: to leave a means of transport such as a bus or a train

Synonym: alight (formal)

For example:

  • get off sth We got off the train as soon as it stopped.

  • get off sth You'll have to get off the bus at the railway station and then get the train.

Nouns often used as objects with get off (1): bicycle, motorbike, horse, cart, bus, train, plane, boat, rollercoaster, ride

Quick Quiz:

People were getting off the plane

a. as soon as it took off

b. when it got to 30,000 feet

c. soon after it landed

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