notes: phrasal verb list G
get something across
to make people understand
The advertising campaign should get it across to
people that our product is the best.
The company is in financial trouble, and this meeting has been called to get that
get down to something
I'll just introduce everyone, and
then we'll get down to business.
We've been chatting far too long. It's time we got
down to some work.
get on (with
get on (with
to have a good relationship
I must get
on now or I'll never finish this report before the deadline.
You started a new job last month, didn't you? How are you getting
How are you getting on with
that report? Nearly finished?
I wish my old boss hadn't retired. My new boss and I don't
The old manager was very easy to
get on with.
It's difficult to get on well with
the new manager.
get through (to
to contact by phone
At last! I've been ringing all
morning. It's taken me ages to get through.
I was ringing you all day yesterday, but I couldn't get
I finally got through to
the department I wanted, but they said it would be best to go to the
office in person.
give something away
to give without receiving payment
When we renewed our computer system
we gave all the old equipment away to
the local secondary school.
It's such a terrible product you couldn't give it away.
give something out
We'll be giving
out copies of the chairman's speech at
the end of the morning.
You need to give these feedback
forms out before the end of the session. And make sure you
collect them back in again.
go ahead (with
You're the expert. Go
ahead and do whatever you think best.
I've spoken to the client and he says we can go ahead with
the advertising campaign.
Have you got the go-ahead for
the plans yet?
We have to wait for the director to give us the go-ahead.
go along with something
to agree to
OK, I'll go
along with that idea.
He never has any suggestions to make. He just goes
along with what everyone else says.
go down (well/badly
to be received
The ideas we had for the future didn't
go down well at the meeting.
How did your suggestion go
So you told your boss that he didn't know how to manage people. I can imagine how that went
go into something
to talk about in detail
"What about the plans for
the new building?"
" We can go into that later,
after this meeting."
You don't need to go into all
the details. Just tell me yes or no.
go on (with
go on (doing
Sorry I'm late. Please go
OK, go on. I'm ready.
While everyone else was looking out of the window at what was happening in
the street, he just went on with
She went on working until
the day before she had the baby.
What's going on? Why isn't anyone working?
to be completed successfully
go through something
If we get the buyer's signature
this afternoon, the deal can go through by
the end of the week.
My application to join the club went through last
Go through your notes before
the presentation to make sure you haven't forgotten anything.
Don't mention taxes! We don't want to go through that again.
I don't want to go through a
journey like that again. It took nine hours to get here from Madrid.
to go bankrupt
We'll have to cut the number of
staff, otherwise the company will go under.
Some of our smaller competitors have gone under because
they got into too much debt.
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Phrasal verbs A-B: account for --> brush
Phrasal verbs C: call for --> cut
Phrasal verbs D-F: deal with --> fit
Phrasal verbs H-L: hand out --> look
Phrasal verbs M-P: make out --> put
Phrasal verbs R-S: reckon on --> sum
Phrasal verbs T-Z: take down --> work
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