get along with = to have a good relationship with others.

Jeff gets along well with his coworkers.



 get back to = 1. return; 2. to return a phone call or email.

Jeff got back to his boss as soon as he listened to his voicemail.

man with phone

 get into = 1. enter; 2. develop an interest, to like something

1. I had trouble this morning getting into my car.  

2. This cat really gets into hip hop. right arrow

cat with radio

 get out of = 1. leave; 2. to avoid responsibility.

1. She got out of work early today and went into the country. right arrow

2. Roger had a meeting this afternoon, but he was able to get out of it.


 get rid of = to throw away; to put into the garbage; to give to someone else.

He has a lot of junk to get rid of.


man with junk

 get through = to finish

After I got through the examination with the doctor, she told me I was okay.


 give up = quit; stop doing something.

Even though he’s past the age of 75, he hasn’t given up playing tennis.


 give back = 1. return; 2. to volunteer, to help people

He gives back to his community by volunteering as a fire fighter. right arrow


 go ahead = go; go forward; go before another person.

Ashton was very polite and told the man that he could go ahead of him.

Ashton and Demi

 go by = pass by; sometimes this means to stop at a place quickly.

The bus went by before he could catch it. right arrow

I have to go by the grocery store and get some milk.


 go for = try to obtain; work hard to get. (often used in the expression, "go for it.")

Bert wasn’t sure if Niki would go out with him, but I told him to go for it.


 go in on = to share the cost of something.

My classmates and I went in on a pizza yesterday after class.


 go on = 1. to continue; 2. to talk a long time–too long!

1. The baseball game went on for several hours. right arrow

2. The announcer kept going on and on about how great the game was.


baseball player

 go over = to look at important information; to review.

They had a lot of important documents to go over at the meeting.


 go with = 1. to choose; to decide on one thing over another. 2. to form a long-term, romantic relationship. 3. match color and texture.

He decided to go with a nice new blue shirt for the party. (go with = make a decision to wear)


 go out = 1. to leave the house and eat at a restaurant or go to a party. 2. to have a long term romantic relationship.

They’ve been going out for two years. He might marry her.


How did it go? = Was the experience good or bad?

This is a very popular question in the United States when asking about the outcome of something that you do. Watch this video and I’ll explain this idiomatic use of the word "go."


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