Get – as a separate word get means to acquire or have something. When combined with several prepositions, the meaning doesn’t remain the same.
1. Get up – to wake up, or to move away from where you were sitting before.
a. I got up late today morning.
b. Get up from your seat and sit on the last bench.
(Idiom) Get up on the wrong side of the bed – to wake up in a bad mood. My mother got up on the wrong side of the bed today as she had a huge argument with dad.
2. Get up something – to be determined to achieved something
a. She got up all her strength to fight cancer – and she did!
3. Get up to – to do something (which may be not be acceptable to everyone), like a mischief.
a. Hey boys! What are you getting up to?
b. They got up to all weird things yesterday.
4. Get out of – move away from or avoid what you don’t want to do
a. I want to get out of this project before it gets too late.
b. Get out of my way or you will not be spared.
5. Get at someone/something –
a. Criticise a person all the time – The teacher gets at him all the time for no reason.
b. To arrive at a conclusion – Oh, I understand what you are getting at with this statement!
c. To reach something – It is not easy to get at the fans without the ladder.
6. Get to – to reach a point
a. It is not easy to get to Kailash Mana Sarovar.
b. How do you get to the train station?
(Idiom) Get to first base – to reach the first milestone or achievement. The metro project has had so many issues, I wonder when it can get to first base!
(Idiom) Get to the bottom of something – to research or dig deep about something. If you want to learn something fully, you have to get to the bottom of it.
7. Get together – a gathering, mostly a social or informal one.
a. Let us all get together and fight for the cause.
b. We have arranged a get together for close friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
8. Get over – come out of a difficult situation
a. Its been 9 months since his death. You have to get over the mourning.
b. I just got over from a bad cold.
9. Get away with – to escape a bad situation
a. Somehow, she got away with his wrath.
b. The Prime Minister ensures that the criminals don’t get away with their wrongdoings.
10. Get away from – to escape from a person
a. We got away from the crowd by reaching early.
b. We need to get away from each other for a few days to give some space.
11. Getaway – escape to some place
a. Let us plan for a nice weekend getaway.
12. Get through – manage to deal with a tough situation
a. If I somehow get through the interview process, I can prove my calibre to them.
b. She got through the selection process after 7 rounds.
c. Getting through this long queue is going to take the whole day!
d. I got through the line after trying 10 times.
13. Get through to – explain something clearly to someone
a. I am trying to get through to my parents since a long time.
b. I tried getting through to him and explain my stand on the issue, but in vain.
14. Get off – to get down from a train, bus, plane or car.
a. He got off the plane minutes before it took off.
b. I got off from the car because I wasn’t comfortable.
15. Get off something – to avoid a severe punishment
a. She got off with a small amount of fine because of her looks.
b. My friend got me off from getting scolded by the teacher.
16. Get rid of – to make yourself free from something or someone
a. I finally got rid of her tantrums by filing a court case.
b. Let us get rid of all the junk before we shift to the new apartment.
17. Get on with – to have a good relationship or get along well with someone.
a. The brothers get on with each other quite well.
b. I can’t get on with her how much ever I try!