Phrasal verbs with " G "

 Gad about: Visit a lot of different places for pleasure. 

Example: I spent the afternoon GADDING ABOUT in the West End.

 

Gad around: Visit different places for pleasure. 

Example: I spent the afternoon GADDING AROUND looking for some books.

 

Gag for: Want something a lot. 

Example: I'm GAGGING FOR a drink.

 

Gang upForm a group against something or someone.

Example: They GANGED UP to try to stop the new system.

 

Gang up against: Harass, bully (in a group).

Example: They GANGED UP AGAINST me because I wouldn't accept their ideas.

 

Gang up on: Harass, bully.

Example: They GANGED UP ON him because of the way he spoke.

 

Gear to: Organise or arrange something for a particular purpose, audience, etc. (Often passive).

Example: It's not GEARED TO non-specialists.

 

Gear towards:  Organise or arrange something for a particular purpose, audience, etc.

Example: The project is GEARED TOWARDS older people.

 

Gear up: Get ready for a busy period.

Example: The shops are GEARING UP for the New Year sales.

 

Geek out: Talk at length about computing.

Example: Henry always GEEKS OUT at parties and bores all the people who don't know much about computers.

 

Get about: Visit many places.

Example: I GET ABOUT a lot with my job- last years I visited eleven countries.

 

Get about: Become known.

Example: It didn't take long for the news to GET ABOUT- everyone's talking about it.

 

Get about: Walk or visit places.

Example: She can't GET ABOUT much, but she is in her eighties.

 

Get about: Have personal or sexual relationships with many people.

Example: She GETS ABOUT a bit; she's always with some new guy.

 

Get above: Behave as if you are better or more important than others.

Example: She's been GETTING ABOVE HERSELF since she got promoted.(This is normally used in progressive forms and

followed by a reflexive pronoun, though 'get above your station' is also used.)

 

Get across: Communicate successfully.

Example: I just couldn't GET my message ACROSS at the meeting.

 

Get across: Go from one side to the other.

Example: It's impossible to GET ACROSS the road with all this traffic.

 

Get across: Move something from one side to the other.

Example: How are we going to GET these bags ACROSS the river?

 

Get across to: Be convincing or make a good impression.

Example: How can I GET ACROSS TO my audience?

 

Get after: Nag or exhort someone.

Example: You should GET AFTER them to finish the work.

 

Get after: Chase.

Example: GET AFTER her and give her the message before she leaves the building.

 

Get ahead: Progress.

Example: Nowadays, you need IT skills if you want to GET AHEAD.

 

Get ahead of: Move in front of.

Example: I work at home in the evening to GET AHEAD OF schedule.

 

Get along: Have a good relationship.

Example: Why don't you two GET ALONG? You're always arguing.

 

Get along: Leave.

Example: It's late; we must be GETTING ALONG.

 

Get along: Progess.

Example: How's the homework GETTING ALONG?

 

Get along in: Progress.

Example: How are you GETTING ALONG IN the company.

 

Get along with: Have a good relationship with someone.

Example: I don't GET ALONG WITH my sister- we have nothing in common.

 

Get along with: Deal with, handle.

Example: How are you GETTING ALONG WITH the training course?

 

Get around: Become known.

Example: It didn't take long for the news to GET AROUND once it got into the newspapers.

 

Get around: Visit many different places.

Example: He GETS AROUND a lot- he's always flying somewhere different.

 

Get around: Walk or go to places.

Example: He's finding it hard to GET AROUND since the operation and spends most of his time at home.

 

Get around: Avoid a problem.

Example: It'll be tricky, but we will find a way to GET AROUND the regulations.

 

Get around: Persuade, convince.

Example: She didn't want to accept my application because it was late, but I managed to GET AROUND her.

 

Get around: Have personal or sexual relationships wit many people.

Example: He GETS AROUND a bit; he's always with some new girlfriend.

 

Get around to: Finally manage to do something, make the effort to do something.

Example: It always takes me ages to GET AROUND to replying to letters.

 

Get at: Criticise.

Example: His boss is always GETTING AT him for arriving late.

 

Get at: Mean.

Example: What do you think she's GETTING AT? I've no idea what she wants.

 

Get at: Be able to reach, find, access.

Example: It's on the top shelf and I can't GET AT it.

 

Get at: Use threats, payments, bribes, etc, to affect someone's testimony or decision.

Example: The gangsters GOT AT the jury, who found them not guilty of all charges despite the evidence presented in court.

 

Get away: Escape.

Example: The robbers GOT AWAY in a stolen car, which the police later found abandoned.

 

Get away: Go on holiday or for a short break.

Example: We love to GET AWAY from everything and relax in the country.

 

Get away: Move, leave somewhere.

Example: He didn't come because he was stuck at work and couldn't GET AWAY.

 

Get away from: Go somewhere different or do something different.

Example: Work's getting on top of me; I need to GET AWAY FROM it.

 

Get away from: Start to talk about something that is not relevant to the discussion.

Example: I think we're GETTING AWAY FROM the point here- we need to concentrate on the main ideas.

 

Get away with: Not get caught, criticised or punished for doing something wrong.

Example: Thieves GOT AWAY WITH two Picassos, which were never found.

 

Get away with: Achieve something, despite not doing it correctly or properly.

Example: Do you think we could GET AWAY WITH using the cheaper product?

 

Get away!: An expression of disbelief.

Example:  "I passed." "GET AWAY! You couldn't have passed."

 

Get back: Return.

Example: The train was held up so we didn't GET BACK home until midnight.

 

Get back: Return something.

Example: Don't lend him any money; you'll never GET it BACK.

 

Get back: Revenge.

Example: He was rude and embarrassed me, but I'll GET him BACK.

 

Get back: Move away.

Example: The police told the crowd to GET BACK to allow the ambulance through.

 

Get back at: Take revenge.

Example: I'll GET BACK AT her for landing me in trouble.

 

Get back into: Start doing something after stopping for some time.

Example: I am GETTING BACK INTO my Khmer lessons after the summer break.

 

Get back into: Find a new enthusiasm for something.

Example: I lost interest for a while, but I'm GETTING BACK INTO it.

 

Get back to: Respond to a contact.

Example: I'll GET BACK TO you as soon as I hear any news.

 

Get back to: Respond when you know the answer.

Example: I don't know at the moment, but I will GET BACK TO you as soon as I have the information.

 

Get back to: Start doing something again after an interruption.

Example: It took me ages to GET BACK TO sleep after the phone rang.

 

Get back together: Restart a relationship.

Example: We split up a few months ago but GOT BACK TOGETHER last week.

 

Get behind: Support.

Example: All the students GOT BEHIND the teacher.

 

Get behind with: Be late paying instalments for something.

Example: If you GET BEHIND WITH mortgage payments, you might lose your home.

 

Get by: Have just enough money to live on.

Example: They're finding it increasingly difficult to GET BY since their daughter was born.

 

Get by: Not be noticed (problems, errors, etc).

Example: I had checked it, but there still were a few mistakes that didn't GET BY the editor.

 

Get by on: Manage on a certain amount of money.

Example: It's hard to GET BY ON my salary.

 

Get by with: Have enough of something to do the job.

Example: We should be able to GET BY WITH three PCs, but four would be better.

 

Get down: Make someone depressed, unhappy, exhausted, etc.

Example: The miserable weather in winter really GETS me DOWN.

 

Get down: Write, record.

Example: I couldn't GET DOWN everything he aid.

 

Get down: Manage to swallow.

Example: The medicine tasted horrible and it was difficult to GET it DOWN.

 

Get down: Descend, leave a vehicle.

Example: The trained pulled in and we GOT DOWN.

 

Get down: Leave the table after eating.

Example: When they had finished dinner, the children asked if they could GET DOWN.

 

Get down: Reduce.

Example: The doctor says I my GET my cholesterol levels DOWN.

 

Get down: Have an affair or sexual relations.

Example: They GOT DOWN at the party last week.

 

Get down on: Criticise.

Example: My mother used to GET DOWN ON us for not doing enough homework.

 

Get down to: Start working seriously.

Example: I find it extremely difficult to GET DOWN TO doing any revision for examinations.

 

Get down to: Enjoy something a lot.

Example: People were GETTING DOWN TO the concert.

 

Get in: Arrange for someone to do a job in your home, workplace, etc.

Example: The air conditioning has broken down; we'll have to GET a technician IN to fix it.

 

Get in: Arrive (train, plane, etc.).

Example: Her plane GETS IN at 2am our time.

 

Get in: Arrive home.

Example: She didn't GET IN till well after twelve o'clock because she'd been out for a few drinks with her mates.

 

Get in: Enter a car or taxi.

Example: The taxi pulled up and we GOT IN.

 

Get in: Buy or obtain supplies, like food.

Example: We need to GET some coffee IN; we're completely out.

 

Get in: Arrive at work, school, home.

Example: I GOT IN late today because the train broke down.

 

Get in: Enter a building or place.

Example: I borrowed her pass to GET IN.

 

Get in: Be elected.

Example: The government GOT IN with a very small majority.

 

Get in: Manage to say or do.

Example: I couldn't GET a word IN throughout the meeting.

 

Get in: Be admitted to a university, club, etc.

Example: He did badly in the entrance exam and didn't GET IN.

 

Get in: Bring inside a place.

Example: It's raining; I'd better GET the washing IN.

 

Get in: Submit, apply.

Example: We have to GET the forms IN by the end of this week.

 

Get in: Pay for drinks.

Example: He GOT the drinks IN.

 

Get in on: Become involved.

Example: The company tried to GET IN ON our market.

 

Get in with: Become friendly with, ingratiate with.

Example: I tried to GET IN WITH them as I thought it would help me at work.

 

Get into: Become involved or interested.

Example: She's been GETTING INTO dance music recently.

 

Get into: Become involved in something bad or criminal.

Example: He GOT INTO drugs when he was at university.

 

Get into: Be accepted or admitted.

Example: She did well and GOT INTO Cambridge University.

 

Get into: Become or be accepted as a member.

Example: He GOT INTO the first team for football.

 

Get into: Start a habit or way of acting or behaving.

Example: It took me ages to GET INTO driving on the left.

 

Get into: Be small enough to wear something.

Example: I couldn't GET INTO the boots; they were too tight.

 

Get into: Criticise.

Example: He GOT INTO me for doing it badly.

 

Get it: Be punished or scolded.

Example: If you don't stop that right now, you'll really GET IT!

 

Get it off: Have sex.

Example: They GOT IT OFF at the party. Get it off with Have sex with. She GOT IT OFF WITH her friend's husband.

 

Get it on: Become interested or excited.

Example: The talk was dull and nobody GOT IT ON.

 

Get it on: Have sex.

Example: Did you two GET IT ON?

 

Get it on with: Have sex with.

Example: Did you GET IT ON WITH him?

 

Get it together: Control things in your life to achieve your aims.

Example: If I don't GET IT TOGETHER, I will never reach my targets.

 

Get it together: Begin a relationship.

Example: They only GET IT TOGETHER at the very end of the film.

 

Get it up: Become aroused (of a man).

Example: He couldn't GET IT UP and felt very embarrassed.

 

Get off: Escape punishment.

Example: He GOT OFF on a technicality and left the court a free man.

 

Get off: Leave a bus, train, etc.

Example: We GOT OFF the bus and walked to my house.

 

Get off: Finish, leave work.

Example: I like to GET OFF early on Fridays.

 

Get off: Start a journey.

Example: We need to GET OFF early to avoid the rush hour traffic.

 

Get off: Help a baby or child sleep.

Example: I can't GET the kids OFF because of the noise from next door.

 

Get off: Orgasm, have sex.

Example: We GOT OFF last night.

 

Get off: Manage to fire a gun.

Example: She GOT OFF a few shots before she was arrested.

 

Get off: Stop talking on the phone.

Example: Let me know when he GETS OFF the phone as I need to make a call.

 

Get off: Write or send letters, messages, etc.

Example: I GOT three emails OFF before the meeting.

 

Get off: Say or write something funny.

Example: She GOT OFF some jokes at the start of her presentation.

 

Get off it: A way of expressing disbelief, or telling someone that they're wrong or have an incorrect opinion.

Example: I knew he was lying so I told him to GET OFF IT.

 

Get off on: Enjoy a drug.

Example: He GETS OFF ON crystal meth every night.

 

Get off on: Become excited by.

Example: She GETS OFF ON her power over us.

 

Get off with: Have casual sex with.

Example: He GOT OFF WITH her at the party.

 

Get off!: Don't touch, leave alone.

Example: If he bothers you, just tell him where to GET OFF.

 

Get on: Continue doing something.

Example: The teacher asked the pupils to GET ON with some work quietly as she had to leave the classroom.

 

Get on: Enter a bus, train, plane, etc.

Example: We GOT ON the train at Plymouth and went up to London.

 

Get on: Make progress, deal with something with a reasonable degree of success.

Example: How are you GETTING ON with your Spanish lessons?

 

Get on: Have a good relationship.

Example: We have always GOT ON well.

 

Get on: Become old, age.

Example: He's GETTING ON now and doesn't work so hard.

 

Get on: Be late or near an arranged time.

Example: I must get home now; it's GETTING ON.

 

Get on: Wear, fit.

Example: I have put so much weight on that I couldn't GET my old suits ON.

 

Get on: Leave.

Example: I must be GETTING ON; I have other things to do this evening.

 

Get on at: Criticise unfairly.

Example: He's always GETTING ON AT me when I haven't done anything wrong.

 

Get on for: Be near a time.

Example: It's GETTING ON FOR midnight.

 

Get on to: Start to suspect.

Example: It took the authorities a long time to GET ON TO the gang.

 

Get on with: Have a good relationship.

Example: Fortunately, I GET ON WITH my boss.

 

Get on with: Continue or start doing something.

Example: She told us to GET ON WITH our work.

 

Get onto: Start discussing a topic.

Example: We didn't GET ONTO the third item on the agenda.

 

Get onto: Be elected, appointed.

Example: He didn't GET ONTO the committee.

 

Get onto: Appear on the radio or TV.

Example: He GOT ONTO every major channel after the accident.

 

Get onto: Contact someone because you need or want them to do something.

Example: We'd better GET ONTO someone to fix this.

 

Get onto: Enter a plane, train, etc.

Example: She GOT ONTO the plane just before it took off.

 

Get out: Leave the house to visit place and socialise.

Example: She doesn't GET OUT much now she has her baby.

 

Get out: Become known when people want it to remain secret.

Example: The truth GOT OUT despite the injunction on reporting the case.

 

Get out: Leave a place, escape.

Example: The dog GOT OUT because I left the door open.

 

Get out: Remove something from where it is stored to use it.

Example: I GOT the car OUT so that we could load up the suitcases.

 

Get out: Remove dirt or something unwanted.

Example: I spilled some red wine on my carpet and can't GET the stains OUT.

 

Get out: Publish, make available for the public to see or buy.

Example: We have to GET the report OUT by the end of the month.

 

Get out: Say what you want when it is difficult.

Example: He was so upset he couldn't GET the words OUT.

 

Get out of: Avoid doing something you dislike.

Example: I said I wasn't feeling well and GOT OUT OF the extra work.

 

Get out of: Leave a car, van, etc.

Example: We GOT OUT OF the taxi and paid the driver.

 

Get out of: Stop a regular activity or habit.

Example: If you GET OUT OF a routine, it can be hard to start again.

 

Get out of: Make someone confess or tell the truth.

Example: The police couldn't GET any information OUT OF him.

 

Get out of: Make someone give something to you.

Example: Did you GET a refund OUT OF the travel agency?

 

Get out of: Derive pleasure or benefit from something.

Example: She's GETTING a lot OUT OF her university course.

 

Get out of: Help someone avoid doing something.

Example: I GOT him OUT OF having to work at the weekend.

 

Get out! Expression of disbelief.

Example: 'I got 100% on the test.''Get out!'

 

Get over: Recover from something, feel better.

Example: It took me ages to GET OVER the bout of flu.

 

Get over : Solve, find a solution.

Example: It took us a long time to GET OVER the problems with the computer system.

 

Get over: Communicate, make people understand.

Example: He makes jokes to help GET his message OVER.

 

Get over: Be shocked or surprised that something if real or true.

Example: I couldn't GET OVER how much weight he had put on.

 

Get over: Get to the other side.

Example: We couldn't GET OVER the river because of the floods.

 

Get over: Come somewhere.

Example: He said he needed help and ask me to GET OVER as soon as I could.

 

Get over with: Do something unpleasant that has to be done rather than delaying it any more.

Example: I GOT the test OVER WITH rather than have to worry about it any longer.

 

Get round: Become known.

Example: I don't want this to GET ROUND, so please keep it to yourself.

 

Get round: Find a solution.

Example: We're nearly ready, but there are few little problems we have to GET ROUND before we finish.

 

Get round (around) to: Finally manage to do something.

Example: It always takes me ages to GET ROUND to writing letters. (In American English 'around' is used)

 

Get round (or around): Persuade someone.

Example: She didn't want to let me do it, but I succeeded in GETTING ROUND her. (In American English 'around' is used)

 

Get through: Contact.

Example: I tried calling her mobile phone, but I couldn't GET THROUGH.

 

Get through: Consume.

Example: He GETS THROUGH two bottles of wine a day.

 

Get through: Finish.

Example: I'm going to take some work home because I haven't managed to GET THROUGH it all today.

 

Get through: Succeed in an exam or test.

Example: My car didn't GET THROUGH its inspection.

 

Get through: Help someone or something succeed or pass a test or exam.

Example: My teacher GOT me THROUGH the exam.

 

Get through: Endure or deal with a difficult experience.

Example: We will have to be careful with our money to GET THROUGH the month.

 

Get through: Be accepted or passed (laws, proposals, etc).

Example: If the proposal GETS THROUGH, it'll make things much better for us.

 

Get through: Manage to pass.

Example: The water GOT THROUGH the roof and damaged the carpets.

 

Get through: Arrive.

Example: The message didn't GET THROUGH.

 

Get through to: Make someone understand.

Example: I explained it carefully, but I just couldn't GET THROUGH TO him.

 

Get through to: Contact, especially by phone.

Example: I rang but couldn't GET THROUGH TO her.

 

Get through to: Reach a stage in a competition.

Example: If they win, they'll GET THROUGH TO the quarter finals.

 

Get to: Annoy, irritate.

Example: Don't let her GET TO you; she's just in a bad mood.

 

Get to: Arrive.

Example: When I GET TO it, I'll look at the matter carefully.

 

Get to: Start discussing a topic.

Example: We asked him to GET TO the point, but he just waffled away.

 

Get to: Have the opportunity to do something.

Example: Last June I GOT TO visit Stonehenge.

 

Get together: Meet socially.

Example: We GOT TOGETHER in the pub for a drink.

 

Get up: Get out of bed.

Example: I GET UP at seven o'clock on weekdays, but lie in till noon at the weekend.

 

Get up: Organise.

Example: They GOT UP a list of two hundred people who were opposed to the local council's plans.

 

Get up to: Do something wrong or naughty.

Example: The children are always GETTING UP TO some trouble or other.

 

Ghost away: Remove someone secretly of discreetly.

Example: They GHOSTED him AWAY to a secret location before he could be arrested.

 

Gin up: Boost, increase or exaggerate.

Example: The candidates tried to GIN UP support at the straw poll by transporting their supporters for free.

 

Ginger up: Make more lively.

Example: They tried to GINGER UP the party to stop people leaving.

 

Give away: Entrust your daughter to her husband through the marriage ceremony.

Example: He GAVE his daughter AWAY and told the groom to look after her.

 

Give away: Tell a secret, often unintentionally.

Example: She didn't GIVE anything AWAY about the party so it came as a complete surprise to me.

 

Give away: Distribute something for free.

Example: In this issue of the magazine, they are giving away a free DVD.

 

Give away: Give without asking for or expecting payment.

Example: He decided to GIVE his new album AWAY in a magazine.

 

Give away: Give an advantage to your opponent in a sport by making a mistake, playing badly, etc.

Example: They GAVE AWAY two goals in the first half.

 

Give away: Give an unwanted baby to people to bring up.

Example: She had to GIVE her baby AWAY as she couldn't afford to bring it up.

 

Give away: Betray, report to authorities.

Example: The gang GAVE him AWAY to the police.

 

Give away: Give a weight advantage to an opponent in boxing.

Example: He is GIVING AWAY thirty pounds to the challenger.

 

Give back: Return something you've borrowed.

Example: I GAVE the money BACK that she'd lent to me.

 

Give back: Return something that someone has lost.

Example: Nothing could GIVE me BACK the way I felt before the scandal.

 

Give in: Stop doing something because it's too hard or requires too much energy.

Example: I couldn't finish the crossword puzzle and had to GIVE IN and look at the answers.

 

Give in: Submit homework, etc.

Example: The projects have to be GIVEN IN three weeks before we break up for the end of term.

 

Give in: Surrender, accept defeat.

Example: They GAVE IN when the police surrounded the building.

 

Give in: Offer or submit for judgement, approval.

Example: They GAVE IN their complaint to the court.

 

Give in to: Agree to something you don't like.

Example: The government says it will not GIVE IN TO terrorists.

 

Give in to: Allow a feeling or desire to control you.

Example: Eventually, I GAVE IN TO my anger and screamed at them.

 

Give it to: Criticise harshly or punish someone for something.

Example: They really GAVE IT TO me for forgetting to turn up.

 

Give it up for: Applaud.

Example: Please GIVE IT UP FOR our next guest.

 

Give it up to: Applaud.

Example: Please GIVE IT UP TO our next guest.

 

Give of: Contribute without expecting anything in return, usually time or money.

Example: He GIVE OF his free time to help the club.

 

Give off: Emit pollution or something else unpleasant.

Example: The police stopped the van because it was GIVING OFF a lot of black smoke.

 

Give off: Behave in a way that makes people think of you in a certain way.

Example: She GIVES OFF an air of nobility.

 

Give off: Expand.

Example: The company is GIVING OFF all over the country.

 

Give off: Follow or take one of 2 or more branches (instructions, in machine code) in writing a computer program (using system software for a programming language). 

Example: A particular application of a processing code can be GIVEN OFF while requiring minimal run-time support.

 

Give onto: Open into a place, for a door or window.

Example: The French windows GIVE ONTO the lawn.

 

Give out: Distribute.

Example: Somebody was GIVING leaflets OUT in front of the underground station.

 

Give out: Stop working, through age or overuse.

Example: I'd been having trouble with my laptop and it finally GAVE OUT at the weekend.

 

Give out: Have no more of a supply.

Example: The water GAVE OUT after a week in the desert.

 

Give out: Make public.

Example: They GAVE the names of the winners OUT last night.

 

Give out: Emit.

Example: The factory GIVES OUT a lot of fumes.

 

Give out: End or finish somewhere.

Example: The path GIVES OUT halfway around the lake.

 

Give out: Make a sound or noise.

Example: She GAVE OUT a moan.

 

Give out: Read the wordings of a hymn or psalm aloud for congregational singing.

Example: He GAVE OUT the psalm.

 

Give over: Stop doing something bad or annoying.

Example: They were making a lot of noise so I told them to GIVE OVER.

 

Give over: Entrust, pass on responsibility.

Example: We've GIVEN the premises OVER to the new company.

 

Give over: Stop an activity.

Example: The police told the rioters to GIVE OVER.

 

Give over to: Dedicate, devote.

Example: He GAVE himself OVER TO finding his son.

 

Give over to: Transfer responsibility.

Example: After her death, they GAVE control of the estate OVER TO her niece.

 

Give over!: An expression of disbelief.

Example: They've doubled your salary- GIVE OVER!

 

Give up: Stop doing something that has been a habit.

Example: I GAVE UP taking sugar in tea and coffee to lose weight.

 

Give up: Stop being friendly, end relationships.

Example: She GAVE UP all her school friends when she went to university.

 

Give up: Stop doing something.

Example: I have GIVEN UP trying to help them.

 

Give up: Surrender, stop trying.

Example: I can't think of the answer; I GIVE UP.

 

Give up: Sacrifice or dedicate time, etc, to something.

Example: I GAVE UP all my free time to the project.

 

Give up: Allow someone to sit in your chair, take your place, etc.

Example: I GAVE UP my seat to a pregnant woman.

 

Give up: Allow or give away a run while pitching (baseball).

Example: He has GIVEN UP 14 earned runs in 14 innings.

 

Give up on: Lose faith in or stop believing in something or someone.

Example: I GAVE UP ON them when I heard what they were saying about me behind my back.

 

Give up on: Stop feeling hope.

Example: I have GIVEN UP ON them; they never do what they promise.

 

Give up to: Denounce, report to authorities.

Example: He GAVE his accomplices UP TO the police.

 

Give way: Stop to allow vehicles to pass.

Example: You must GIVE WAY at this junction.

 

Give way: Collapse, break.

Example: The dam GAVE WAY when the floods rose.

 

Give way toYield, surrender, retreat.

Example: Don't GIVE WAY TO your worst fears about this.

 

Give way to: Relinquish position or ascendancy.

Example: Night GIVES WAY TO day.

 

Give way to: Be replaced by something better, cheaper, more modern, etc.

Example: Cottage industries GAVE WAY TO the big companies.

 

Give way to: Allow a vehicle to pass in front.

Example: You must GIVE WAY TO oncoming traffic.

 

Give way to: Surrender to strong emotions.

Example: He GAVE WAY TO his anger and started screaming at them.

 

Give yourself up: Surrender to the police or authorities.

Example: The gang GAVE THEMSELVES UP last night.

 

Give yourself up to: Dedicate time, energy, etc, to something.

Example: He GAVE himself UP TO his job.

 

Gloss over: Try to minimise the importance of something.

Example: The Minister tried to GLOSS OVER the report that was critical of her department.

 

Gnaw at: Trouble, worry or annoy someone.

Example: I know it was wrong and guilt has GNAWED AT me ever since I did it.

 

Gnaw at: Harm gradually.

Example: The government's dishonesty has GNAWED AT people's trust in politicians.

 

Gnaw away at: Harm gradually.

Example: Their behaviour GNAWED AWAY AT our trust in them.

 

Go about: Deal with something.

Example: How should I GO ABOUT telling her the bad news?

 

Go about: Circulate.

Example: A rumour is GOING ABOUT involving the Attorney General.

 

Go across: Move to another side or place.

Example: He WENT ACROSS to the opposition.

 

Go after: Chase, try to get.

Example: The cat WENT AFTER the pigeon, but it flew away.

 

Go against: Lose a decision or a verdict of a court.

Example: If the decision GOES AGAINST me, I'll go bankrupt.

 

Go ahead: Proceed.

Example: The construction of the bypass WENT AHEAD despite the protests from environmentalists.

 

Go ahead with: Proceed.

Example: We now intend to GO AHEAD WITH the final stage of the project.

 

Go along with: Accept a decision or suggestion.

Example: I didn't really agree, but I WENT ALONG WITH the decision because I was in the minority.

 

Go along with: Accompany.

Example: I plan to GO ALONG WITH them as far as Los Angeles.

 

Go around: Circulate.

Example: A rumour is GOING AROUND about the Attorney General.

 

Go around: Be or have enough of something.

Example: There aren't enough jobs to GO AROUND for the numbers of people graduating nowadays.

 

Go around: Visit.

Example: I WENT AROUND for dinner at their house.

 

Go at: Attack or approach something with vigour.

Example: She WENT AT her dinner like she hadn't eaten for days.

 

Go away: Leave a place or disappear.

Example: This drug should make the pain GO AWAY.

 

Go back: Have a long history.

Example: He and I GO BACK a long way- we were at school together.

 

Go back: Return to, start doing something again.

Example: We WENT BACK to work after the break.

 

Go back on: Break a promise.

Example: The government have GONE BACK ON their promise not to raise taxes.

 

Go before: Precede.

Example: We canґt ignore what has GONE BEFORE and pretend that everything has been OK.

 

Go below: Leave the top deck of a ship.

Example: The captain told the passengers to GO BELOW when the storm started.

 

Go by: The passing of time.

Example: Ten years WENT BY before we saw each other again.

 

Go by: Trust or depend on for correct information.

Example: Don't GO BY my watch; it's usually a bit slow.

 

Go by: Pay a short visit, call.

Example: Nobody was at home when I WENT BY yesterday.

 

Go down: Decrease, get smaller.

Example: The price of scanners has GONE DOWN recently.

 

Go down: Sink.

Example: The Titanic WENT DOWN after it hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

 

Go down: Sunset.

Example: The sun WENT DOWN at seven o'clock.

 

Go down: Be sent to to prison.

Example: He WENT DOWN for ten years for armed robbery.

 

Go down: Become recorded as or known as.

Example: It WENT DOWN as the worst day in the history of the company.

 

Go down: Be eaten or swallowed.

Example: The medicine WENT DOWN easily.

 

Go down: Fall to the ground.

Example: The boxer WENT DOWN in the second round.

 

Go down: Happen, take place.

Example: The police thought that a big crime was GOING DOWN that night.

 

Go down: Stop working, especially computers.

Example: The computer system WENT DOWN for an hour last night.

 

Go down: Become dimmer.

Example: The lights WENT DOWN and the audience stopped talking.

 

Go down: Be received by people, in terms of their reaction.

Example: My joke WENT DOWN very badly.

 

Go down on: Perform oral sex.

Example: He WENT DOWN ON her.

 

Go down to: Be defeated.

Example: Chelsea WENT DOWN TO Arsenal in a thrilling game.

 

Go down with: Fall ill.

Example: She WENT DOWN WITH a virus.

 

Go down with: Find acceptance.

Example: Do you think the scheme will GO DOWN WITH the farmers in the area?

 

Go for: Attack.

Example: The neighbour's dog WENT FOR the postman and bit him.

 

Go for: Be attracted to.

Example: She tends to GO FOR guys like him.

 

Go for: Choose, select.

Example: I'll GO FOR the soup of the day, followed by the duck.

 

Go for: Try to get.

Example: The player WENT FOR the ball but missed.

 

Go for: Have something favourable.

Example: The play didn't have much GOING FOR IT and we left halfway through.

 

Go for: Pass for or serve as.

Example: It's a couch that also GOES FOR a bed.

 

Go for it: Be assertive and ready to initiate action. (Related to the meaning 'attack').

Example: He was not always successful, but whatever he tried to do he would always GO FOR IT.

 

Go forth: Leave a place.

Example: He WENT FORTH and found a wife in another city.

 

Go forth: Travel abroad, leave a place.

Example: They WENT FORTH to spread the word of the new religion.

 

Go forward: Move clocks ahead.

Example: The clocks MOVE FORWARD an hour on Sunday.

 

Go forward: Progress.

Example: The top three teams GO FORWARD to the next round.

 

Go in: Go to hospital for treatment, surgery, etc.

Example: He WENT IN for a triple bypass operation two days ago.

 

Go in: Fit.

Example: The cable GOES IN here.

 

Go in: Disappear, become obscured by a cloud.

Example: The sun has GONE IN.

 

Go in: Attack.

Example: The troops WENT IN at dawn.

 

Go in for: Enter a competition or sit an exam.

Example: He WENT IN FOR the photography prize, but didn't win.

 

Go in for: Support, advocate.

Example: I don't GO IN FOR the claims being made about blogging.

 

Go in for: Like, have an interest in.

Example: He GOES IN FOR classical music.

 

Go in for: Make a career choice.

Example: Have you thought about GOING IN FOR teaching?

 

Go in with: Form a union or alliance.

Example: They're going to GO IN WITH the Social Democrats.

 

Go in with: Join, enter.

Example: Ask the other to GO IN WITH them on the plan.

 

Go into: Discuss in some detail.

Example: They refused to GO INTO exactly what was wrong.

 

Go into: Enter a profession, hospital, trade, market.

Example: She WENT INTO banking after she'd finished university.

 

Go into: Begin a speech or description.

Example: He WENT INTO a long attack on them way press had handled the issue.

 

Go into: Be dedicated or devoted.

Example: A lot of time and effort WENT INTO this book.

 

Go into: Be contained in a larger number.

Example: Five GOES INTO sixty 12 times 

 

Go it: Behave in a reckless way.

Example: Shouting at the boss like that is GOING IT.

 

Go it: Move or drive very fast.

Example: After the traffic jam, he really WENT IT to make up time.

 

Go it alone: Do something without help.

Example: He prefers to GO IT ALONE rather then working with the team.

 

Go off: Explode (bomb), start ringing (alarm).

Example: The fire alarm WENT OFF because someone was smoking in the toilets.

 

Go off: Go bad.

Example: The milk WENT OFF because I forgot to put it in the fridge.

 

Go off: Start to dislike.

Example: I WENT OFF her when she lied to me.

 

Go off: Leave a place.

Example: Please don't GO OFF until we have sorted this out.

 

Go off: Take place, follow a plan or pattern.

Example: The party WENT OFF well.

 

Go off: Stop working (electric/electronic equipment).

Example: The lights GO OFF automatically when the office is empty.

 

Go off with: Elope, run away with someone.

Example: She WENT OFF WITH her friend's husband.

 

Go off with: Steal.

Example: He WENT OFF WITH my credit cards.

 

Go on: Continue.

Example: He WENT ON and ON talking and I was so bored.

 

Go on: Happen.

Example: There are loads of people out in the street; what's GOING ON?

 

Go on: Start doing or taking something.

Example: She WENT ON the pill when she met him.

 

Go on: Be guided.

Example: The investigators have no clues to GO ON.

 

Go onBe nearly a certain period of time.

Example: It's GOING ON ten years since we met.

 

Go on: Progress.

Example: They asked me how the project was GOING ON.

 

Go on: Spend money.

Example: Most of my salary GOES ON my mortgage repayments.

 

Go on: Start working (electric/electronic equipment).

Example: The alarm GOES ON when you close the front door.

 

Go on about: Talk too much.

Example: He's always GOING ON ABOUT his kids.

 

Go on at: Pester, try to make someone do something by repeatedly asking or suggesting.

Example: He WENT ON AT his parents until they bought him the game.

 

Go on to: Proceed.

Example: We had dinner and WENT ON TO a few bars.

 

Go on with: Continue doing.

Example: Please GO ON WITH your work.

 

Go one: A way of encouraging someone.

Example: GO ON, apply for the job.

 

Go out: Stop burning, be extinguished.

Example: The candle WENT OUT and left us in darkness.

 

Go out: Leave a place.

Example: He WENT OUT last night.

 

Go out: Go on strike.

Example: The workers WENT OUT for more money.

 

Go out: Become infashionable.

Example: That sort of tie WENT OUT last year.

 

Go out: Move backwards, of a tide.

Example: The tide GOES OUT in the evening.

 

Go out: Be eliminated in a competition.

Example: England WENT OUT in the second round.

 

Go out: Be transmitted.

Example: The item WENT OUT on the news yesterday.

 

Go out: Be sent.

Example: The newsletter WENT OUT last night.

 

Go out: Intend.

Example: I didn't GO OUT to offend them.

 

Go out for: Become a candidate, apply for something.

Example: She WENT OUT FOR a place on the team.

 

Go out to: Feel sympathy with someone.

Example: Our condolences GO OUT TO all the families who have lost people in this tragic accident.

 

Go out with: Have a relationship with.

Example: He's been GOING OUT WITH his girlfriend for around six months now.

 

Go over: Look at something, revise.

Example: We WENT OVER our notes before the exam.

 

Go over: Visit.

Example: I hadn't seen her for a while, so I WENT OVER on Friday night.

 

Go over: Be approved or accepted.

Example: My plans WENT OVER well.

 

Go over: Repeat or explain.

Example: Could you GO OVER that point again, please?

 

Go over: Clean.

Example: I WENT OVER the living room with the vacuum cleaner before they arrived.

 

Go over to: Go on a journey.

Example: I'm GOING OVER TO Hong Kong next month.

 

Go over to: Become converted.

Example: She WENT OVER TO Islam when she was living in the Middle East.

 

Go over to: Change to something different.

Example: I used to drink beer but I have GONE OVER TO wine.

 

Go past: Pass without stopping.

Example: She WENT PAST me without saying hello.

 

Go round: Be or have enough of something.

Example: There aren't enough jobs to GO ROUND for the numbers of people graduating nowadays.

 

Go round: Circulate.

Example: There's a nasty rumour GOING ROUND about them.

 

Go round: Visit.

Example: I WENT ROUND last night to see them.

 

Go through: Experience.

Example: You wouldn't believe what I WENT THROUGH when I was ill!

 

Go through: Read again.

Example: I WENT THROUGH my notes before the exam.

 

Go through: Examine, search.

Example: I WENT THROUGH my desk looking for the letter.

 

Go through: Do something in a certain way or following certain procedures.

Example: You must GO THROUGH the proper channels to get the approval.

 

Go through: Explain.

Example: He WENT THROUGH his ideas twice but I couldn't really understand them.

 

Go through: Be approved formally or sanctioned.

Example: My divorce WENT THROUGH last week.

 

Go through: Enter.

Example: They said I could GO THROUGH the exam room.

 

Go through: Consume or spend.

Example: We WENT THROUGH a fortune on our holiday.

 

Go through: Perform or carry something out.

Example: I WENT THROUGH my work in a daze after I heard the news.

 

Go through with: Do or complete something you've agreed to.

Example: He did promise, but I doubt that he'll GO THROUGH WITH it.

 

Go to: Allocate money.

Example: About half of my income GOES TO pay the mortgage.

 

Go together: Harmonize or be compatible.

Example: Drinking and driving don't GO TOGETHER.

 

Go towards: Contibute.

Example: The money WENT TOWARDS my university fees.

 

Go under: Go bankrupt.

Example: Many small shops are GOING UNDER because they cannot compete with the supermarkets.

 

Go under: Lose consciousness.

Example: She WENT UNDER a few minutes after they administered the anaesthetic.

 

Go under: Sink.

Example: The ship WENT UNDER in a heavy storm.

 

Go up: Rise or climb.

Example: The price of petrol has GONE UP sharply because of the increase in duty in the Government's budget.

 

Go up: Approach.

Example: We WENT UP and asked them for some information about the courses.

 

Go up: Be built.

Example: Skyscrapers are GOING UP everywhere in the city centre.

 

Go up: Be heard.

Example: A huge cheer WENT UP when the president arrived.

 

Go up: Be promoted.

Example: The top three teams GO UP at the end of the season.

 

Go up to: Approach.

Example: She WENT UP TO him and asked him if he wanted a drink.

 

Go up to: Attend a university.

Example: She WENT UP TO Cambridge after she finished secondary school.

 

Go up to: Reach.

Example: The book only GOES UP TO the start of the Second World War.

 

Go with: Combine nicely.

Example: Does this tie GO WITH my shirt?

 

Go with: Accompany.

Example: A lot of benefits GO WITH the job.

 

Go with: Accept, agree to.

Example: We're GOING WITH our original plan in the end.

 

Go with: Date, have a relationship with.

Example: She's been GOING WITH him since she was at university.

 

Go without: Not have.

Example: I had to GO WITHOUT lunch today because I didn't have any time.

 

Go without: Cope without having something.

Example: They're not coming, so we'll have to GO WITHOUT their help.

 

Goof around: Fool around, not be serious.

Example: We spent the weekend GOOFING AROUND.

 

Goof off: Avoid or leave work.

Example: We GOOFED OFF for the afternoon to watch the match.

 

Goof up: Mess, spoil.

Example: They GOOFED UP our plans.

 

Grasp at: Try to take hold of something quickly.

Example: He GRASPED AT the rail when he fell.

 

Grasp at: Take an opportunity without hesitation.

Example: They GRASPED AT the chance to speak to her.

 

Grass on: Report someone to a person in authority.

Example: He GRASSED ON us and got us into a lot of trouble.

 

Grass up: Report someone to a person in authority.

Example: She didn't to GRASS them UP, even though they'd been bullying her badly.

 

Grey out: Disable a function in a computer program, leaving it visible but not working.

Example: They GREYED OUT the print button to stop people using it.(In American English, 'gray' would be used.)

 

Grind away: Keep working at something.

Example: Although I hated it, I GROUND AWAY until I had finished.

 

Grind down: Reduce or destroy someone's enthusiasm.

Example: Their negativity GRINDS me DOWN

 

Grind into: Press or twist something hard into something else.

Example: She GROUND her cigarette INTO the ashtray.

 

Grind on: Proceed relentlessly.

Example: The war GROUND ON for years.

 

Grind on: Talk endlessly.

Example: He was still GRINDING ON about football when we left.

 

Grind out: Produce something with great difficulty.

Example: I find it very hard to GRIND OUT an original essay every week.

 

Grind up: Reduce to small pieces.

Example: She GROUND the beans UP and made some coffee.

 

Grow apart: Become distant, stop having a close relationship because time, distance, interests, etc, have changed.

Example: We used to be good friends at school but have since GROWN APART.

 

Grow away from: Become less friendly with.

Example: I have GROWN AWAY FROM many of the people I grew up with.

 

Grow back: Grow again.

Example: Nails GROW BACK quickly after you cut them.

 

Grow from: Result from a process.

Example: A lot GREW FROM the peace talks.

 

Grow into: Grow to fit large clothes.

Example: The jacket's a bit big, but she'll GROW INTO it.

 

Grow into: Mature or change into.

Example: She's has GROWN INTO a lovely person.

 

Grow into: Develop or change over time to fit something.

Example: It may seem difficult at first, but you will GROW INTO the job.

 

Grow on: Like something that you didn't like at first.

Example: The painting has GROWN ON me; I used to ate it.

 

Grow on: Have a greater influence or degree of acceptance.

Example: The plans sounded strange at first, but they have GROWN ON me.

 

Grow on: Become gradually more evident.

Example: A feeling of distrust of them GREW ON me.

 

Grow out: Let hair, etc, with dyes, perms grow to get rid of the style.

Example: I'm letting the perm GROW OUT.

 

Grow out of: Grow too large for clothes.

Example: He GREW OUT OF those shoes in no time at all.

 

Grow out of: Lose interest as you grow older or become more mature.

Example: He was obsessed with computer games but the he GREW OUT OF them.

 

Grow out of: Result or develop from.

Example: The idea for the film GREW OUT OF an accident that happened to the director.

 

Grow to: Eventually do something.

Example: We GREW TO like the neighbourhood.

 

Grow together: Gradually become attached, united or close.

Example: We GREW TOGETHER while we were working on the same project.

 

Grow up: Mature, become adult.

Example: He GREW UP in the West Country.

 

Grow up: Arise, emerge.

Example: The industry GREW UP very quickly.

 

Grow up: Develop in a place or for a reason (city, town, etc).

Example: The town GREW UP as a trading post.

 

Grow up on: Do or have something when you are a child.

Example: We GREW UP ON cartoons.

 

Grow upon: Like something that you didn't like at first.

Example: The book started slowly and was a bit dull, but it has GROWN UPON me.

 

Grow upon: Have a greater influence or degree of acceptance.

Example: As we got nearer the date of the meeting, their idea GREW UPON me.

 

Grow upon: Become gradually more evident.

Example: A feeling of distrust of them GREW UPON me.

 

Gun for: Try to destroy an opponent.

Example: He's GUNNING FOR his rivals at work.

 

Gussy up: Dress smartly or improve the appearance of something.

Example: They spent a fortune GUSSYING UP the house.

 

Last modified on Четверг, 09 Февраль 2017 09:01

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