Phrasal Verbs Practice – 115

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Phrasal Verbs Practice – 115

get something off
: to remove a piece of clothing
?Why don’t you get those wet clothes off
: if someone gets off, they are not punished for doing something wrong, or they receive only a small punishment
.In the end he got off because there wasn’t enough evidence against him
.The police felt he had got off very lightly

get off with
.If you’re lucky, you’ll get off with a fine

get somebody off
: to help someone avoid being punished for a crime
.Her lawyers were confident that they could get her off

get (somebody) off
: to go to sleep, or to help a child go to sleep
.I went to bed but couldn’t get off to sleep
.It took us ages to get the baby off

get off to a good/bad etc
: start to start in a particular way
.The day had got off to a bad start
.Right, I’ll get onto it straight away

get off something
: to stop talking about a subject
?Can we get off the subject of death, please

(get off (something/somebody
: to tell someone to stop touching something or someone
!Get off me
.Get off those cakes, or there’ll be trouble
!(Get off (=stop touching me

tell somebody where to get off
: to tell someone that they are asking you for too much or are behaving in a way you will not accept
.He wanted £۵۰, but I told him where to get off

get off
: to leave a place, or to help someone to leave a place
.We’ll try and get off straight after lunch

get off something
!Get off my land

get somebody off
.I’ll phone you as soon as I’ve got the children off to school

(get off (something
: to finish work and leave the place where you work at the end of the day
.I usually get off at six o’clock
?What time do you get off work

get something off
: to send a letter or package by post
.I’ll have to get this letter off by tonight

get something off to
.I’ll get the forms off to you to

get something in
: to buy a supply of something
.I must remember to get some food in for the weekend

get something in
: to gather a crop and bring it to a sheltered place
.The whole village was involved with getting the harvest in

get somebody in
: to ask someone to come to your home to do a job, especially to repair something
.We’ll have to get a plumber in
.get something in to day
: send something to a particular place or give it to a particular person
?Please can you get your essays in by Thursday
.It’s best to get your insurance claim in as quickly as possible

get something in
: to manage to do something even though you do not have much time
.We’re hoping to get in a game of golf over the weekend

get in
: to enter a place, especially when this is difficult
.We managed to get in through a window
.The theatre was already fell, and we couldn’t get in
: if a train, plane etc gets in at a particular time, it arrives at that time
?What time does the bus get in

get in to
.We get in to Heathrow at ten o’clock
: to arrive home
.We didn’t get in until late
?What time do the boys get in from school
: to be elected to a position of political power
.The Conservatives have promised to increase spending on health and education if they get in
: to be allowed to be a student at a university, college etc

get down to something
: to start doing something that is difficult or needs a lot of time or energy
.It’s time we got down to work
.We need to get down to some serious talking

get down to doing something
.I always find it hard to get down to revising

 

: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

(Get someone or something off (3) / get down to something / get in (4

.N1. I always find it hard to ……………………… revising
.N2. We didn’t ……………………… until late
.N3. We managed to ……………………… through a window
?N4. Please can you ……………………… your essays ……………………… by Thursday
.N5. I must remember to ……………………… some food ……………………… for the weekend
.N6. I’ll phone you as soon as I’ve ……………………… the children ……………………… to school
. ……………………… N7. Her lawyers were confident that they could ……………………… her
? ……………………… N8. Why don’t you ……………………… those wet clothes

 

:Answers

get down to / get in / get in / get – in / get – in / got – Off / get – off / get – off

 

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