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get  something across/over:   communicate, make understandable. Ex: I tried to get my point across/over to the judge but she wouldn'...

English Vocabulary - Important Phrasal Verbs G to L

get something across/over: 
communicate, make understandable.
Ex: I tried to get my point across/over to the judge but she wouldn't listen.

get along/on: 
like each other.
Ex: I was surprised how well my new girlfriend and my sister got along/on.

get around: 
have mobility.
Ex: My grandmother can get around fine in his new wheelchair.

go on a vacation.
Ex: We worked so hard this month that we had to get away for a weekend.

get back:
Ex: We got back from our vacation last Thursday.

get something back: 
receive something you had before.
Ex: Sameera finally got her Science notes back from my classmate.

get back at someone: 
retaliate, take revenge.
Ex: My sister got back at me for stealing her shoes. She stole my favorite shirt.

get back into something: 
become interested in something again
Ex: I finally got back into my studies and finished an MBA.

get over something: 
recover from an illness, loss, difficulty
Ex: My brother just got over the flu and now my sister has it.

get over something:
overcome a problem.
Ex: The Company will have to close if it can't get over the new regulations.

get round to something:
finally, find time to do
Ex: I don't know when I am going to get round to writing the thank you cards.

get together: 
meet (usually for social reasons)
Ex: Let's get together for a BBQ this weekend.

get up: 
get out of bed
Ex: He got up early today to study for my GMAT CAT exam.

get up:
Ex: You should get up and give the pregnant woman your seat.

give someone away:
reveal hidden information about someone
Ex: His friend gave him away to the investigation team.

give someone away: 
take the bride to the altar
Ex: My father gave me away at my wedding.

give something away: 
ruin a secret
Ex: My girlfriend gave the surprise party away by accident.

give something away: 
give something to someone for free
Ex: The library was giving away old books on Sunday.

give something back: 
return a borrowed item
Ex: I have to give these GRE Verbal books back to Tripathi before his GRE exam.

give in: 
reluctantly stop fighting or arguing
Ex: Murthy didn't want to go to the ballet, but he finally gave in.

give something out: 
give to many people (usually at no cost)
Ex: They were giving out free medicine samples at the hospital.

give something up: 
quit a habit
Ex: I am giving up drinking alcohol as of January 1st.

give up: 
stop trying
Ex: My Quantitative aptitude homework was too difficult so I gave up.

go after someone: 
follow someone
Ex: My father tried to go after the thief in his car.

go after something:
try to achieve something
Ex: I went after my dream and now I am a successful blogger.

go against someone: 
compete, oppose
Ex: We are going against the best cricket team in the Kakinada city tonight.

go ahead: 
start, proceed
Ex: Please go ahead and complete the task.

go back: 
return to a place
Ex: I have to go back home and get my dinner.

go out: 
leave home to go on a social event
Ex: We all our family members are going out for dinner tonight.

go over something: 
Ex: Please go over your answers before you submit your GMAT test.

go over: 
visit someone nearby
Ex: I haven't seen Shastri for a long time. I think I'll go over for an hour or two.

go without something: 
lack or deprivation
Ex: When I was young, we went without winter clothing.

grow apart:
stop being friends over time
Ex: My best friend and I grew apart after she changed colleges.

grow back: 
Ex: My hair grew back after using capixyl lotion.

grow up: 
become an adult
Ex: When Ritwik  grows up he wants to be a civil servant.

grow out of something: 
get too big for
Ex: Sharma needs a new pair of shoes because she has grown out of her old ones.

grow into something: 
grow big enough to fit.
Ex: This bike is too big for him now, but he should grow into it by next year.

hand something down:
give something used to someone else.
Ex: I handed my old text books down to my  cousin.

hand something in:
Ex: I have to hand in my project by Saturday.

hand something out: 
to distribute to a group of people
Ex: We will hand out the invitations at the door.

hand something over: 
give (usually unwillingly)
Ex: The policemen asked Rajesh to hand over his wallet and his weapons.

hang in: 
stay positive (N.Amer., informal)
Ex: Hang in there. I'm sure you'll find a good job very soon.

hang on: 
wait a short time (informal)
Ex: Hang on while I grab my belongings!

hang out:
spend time relaxing (informal)
Ex: Instead of going to the night party we are just going to hang out at my place.

hang up: 
end a phone call
Ex: She didn't say goodbye before she hung up.

hold someone/something back:
prevent from doing/going
Ex: Radha had to hold her dog back because there was a cat in the park.

hold something back:
hide an emotion
Ex: Sudha held back her tears at his grandmother's funeral.

hold on: 
wait a short time
Ex: Please hold on while I transfer you to the Marketing Department.

hold onto someone/something:
hold firmly using your hands or arms
Ex: Hold onto your hat because it's very windy outside.

Hold someone/something up:
Ex: A man in a green mask held the bank up this morning.

keep on doing something: 
continue doing
Ex: Keep on stirring until the liquid comes to a boil.

keep something from someone: 
not tell
Ex: They kept their live in relationship from their parents for three years.

keep someone/something out:
stop from entering
Ex: Try to keep the wet dog out of the bed room.

keep something up: 
continue at the same rate
Ex: If she keeps those results up she will get into a good college.

let someone down: 
fail to support or help, disappoint
Ex: He needs you to be on time. Don't let him down this time.

look after someone/something: 
take care of
Ex: She has to look after her sick grandfather.

look down on someone: 
think less of, consider inferior
Ex: Ever since we stole that pen,our teacher has looked down on me.

look for someone/something: 
try to find
Ex: Mary is  looking for a white dress for the wedding.

look forward to something: 
be excited about the future
Ex: Sameera looking forward to the birthday break.

look into something: 
Ex: Government is going to look into the price of oils today.

look out: 
be careful, vigilant, and take notice
Ex: Look out! That trains is  going to hit you!