In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo transitivogot, getting, gotten
1.1(to obtain)(money/information) conseguir(information/money) obtener(staff/job) conseguir(loan/authorization) conseguir(authorization/loan) obtener(idea) sacarwhere did you get that beautiful rug? — ¿dónde conseguiste / encontraste esa alfombra tan preciosa?
- where did they get that compère? — ¿de dónde sacaron a ese maestro de ceremonias?
- these pears are as good as you'll get, I'm afraid — estas peras son de lo mejorcito que hay
- the public can't get enough of her — el público no se cansa de ella
- to get sth from sb/sth
- we get our information from official sources — sacamos la información de fuentes oficiales
- you may get more up-to-date news from Ken — Ken te podrá dar noticias más frescas
- You get the feeling that he could go round again, he is such an out and out stayer.
- We're getting about 18 hours of sunshine each day.
- They always say it will be stopped, but when I get my pay slip it is there again.
- Their selfless gesture means that a two-year-old girl received a new heart and a baby of one got the liver he needed.
- He is getting a clearer idea of what will happen in terms of field of operations.
- You kind of get the sense that he could almost act the part better than you could.
- Yet when I ask the council to do something for me and my community what do I get - nothing.
- The lady who wrote this letter to the editor gets a free beer or cup of coffee on me if I ever meet her.
- Every year he trawls through the letters and gets visits from people who have fallen on hard circumstances.
- When you simply look at the list, you get the impression nobody is doing anything for anyone.
- Visit your local station and you will receive a warm reception and get the truth.
- I got the sense that you didn't feel you had received enough information from the doctors treating your wife.
- It first gets leads from letters and builds up an investigative news story, mostly critical.
- It is all about community effort and we are getting more and more community effort.
- All children occasionally get presents that they do not like and are instructed by their parents that they must seem delighted with them.
- But anyway, tell me, what did you get for your birthday?
- She gets a rock star reception in shopping malls, often being asked to stop for photographs or to sign autographs.
- Do you get compliments when you throw that purple scarf around your neck or do you look cool and sharp in black?
- Okay, I'm really panicking now, will she send back all my letters when she eventually gets the bracelet?
- While the Club appreciates the support it gets from the local community more funds will be needed if this success is to continue.
- So they've gotten a lot of impressions at a very good price - basically for free.
1.2(to buy)comprarwhat can I get Tom for Christmas? — ¿qué le puedo comprar a Tom para Navidad?
- you can get them much cheaper in town — los puedes comprar / conseguir más baratos en el centro
- go out and get yourself a new suit — ve y cómprate un traje nuevo
- to get sth from sb/sth
- I get my bread from the local baker — le compro el pan al panadero del barrio
- I got this bread from Harrods — este pan lo compré en Harrods
1.3(to achieve, to win)(grade/prize) sacar(grade/prize) obtener formal(majority) obtener formal(majority) conseguirhe gets results — consigue / logra lo que se propone
- I got an A in physics — saqué una A en física
- you're getting yourself quite a reputation — ¡te estás haciendo una fama … !
- a French company got the contract — le dieron / le adjudicaron el contrato a una compañía francesa
- he finally got the divorce — finalmente le dieron el divorcio
- If a touchdown is scored either the quarterback, running back or receiver gets the glory.
- It is understood he received a letter last week telling him he would be getting the OBE.
- But he had gotten a very clear look at the man's face, and a better estimate of his height and weight.
- Despite being in the same room as her for two or three hours I just didn't get a chance to bring the subject up with her.
- In Greece the Communist Party got 9 percent of the vote, holding on to its three MEPs.
- If a farmer had land on both sides of the road he had to get permission to bring them across that road.
- He said the board had money to put into it but sanction had not been received to get the equipment.
- Lewis believed that the students who wrote the letter could have gotten the same result had they just come and talked to her.
- Opening her car door and stepping out, Toni got a clearer glimpse of the woman.
- The winning team gets the next crime-fighting contract for the upcoming fiscal year.
- It's a bizarre and refreshing experience, but I can't see him ever getting an Arts Council grant.
- He looked like he didn't feel good, like he hadn't gotten much sleep the night before.
- Maybe if I get a better job and a decent night's sleep it'll bother me less.
- Do you use larger doses of drinking chocolate to get the same high you once experienced?
- She'd hardly got any sleep the night before.
- The Daycare Trust says only half a million children receive the credits to get them a nursery place.
- The Wasps' man of the match in each game receives three points, the second best player gets two points and the third best one point.
- The program usually gets a high rating and receives a large number of sponsors.
- By then she'd got herself a job and a house, but her doctor threw her off the methadone course and she ended up back on drugs.
- She recently got herself a good job and told me that she'd made a decision to get her own life back again.
1.4(by calculation)what did you get, Tim? — ¿a ti qué / cuánto te dio, Tim?
- divide 27 by 3 and you get 9 — si divides 27 por 3 te dará 9
- got it! — ¡ya sé!
- have you got 21 across yet? — ¿ya has sacado el 21 horizontal?
1.5(when telephoning)(number/person) lograr comunicarse conI got the wrong number — me dio equivocado
- She called him at home, but got his wife instead.
- Lost my cell phone, but you can still get me at my landline.
2.1(to receive)(letter/reward/reprimand/message) recibirI was getting signals from Jenny to be quiet — Jenny me estaba haciendo señas para que me callara
- I know what I'm getting for my birthday — ya sé lo que me van a regalar para mi cumpleaños
- do I get a kiss, then? — ¿entonces me das un beso?
- she got 12 years for armed robbery — le dieron 12 años por robo a mano armada
- to get sth from sb
- all I ever get from you is criticism — lo único que haces es criticarme
- she got a warm reception from the audience — el público le dio una cálida bienvenida
- he gets the musical talent from his dad — el talento musical lo ha heredado / le viene del padre
- I don't know where she gets it from, it certainly isn't from me — no sé por qué es así, desde luego no ha salido a mí
- I do all the work and she gets all the credit — yo hago todo el trabajo y ella se lleva la fama
- I seldom get the chance — rara vez se me presenta la oportunidad
- the west coast gets a lot of rain — en la costa oeste llueve mucho
- the kitchen doesn't get much sun — en la cocina no da mucho el sol
- If caught what punishment will they get, so many hours, be a good boy, don't do it again till next time?
- If he had an ounce of honour he would walk, and consider himself lucky that is all the punishment he gets.
- Anyone over the age of 10 dropping litter will get a fine.
- He got ten years for the lesser crime of conspiracy to murder.
- I can see that whatever this boy has done, it is worthy of the punishment he is getting.
- That was technically the punishment they should have gotten, expulsion for disobeying a direct order from a superior.
- If Smith succeeds in getting a severe sentence in this case, it will send a chilling message to others in the porn trade.
- Dad got fifteen months in prison, while his son got 240 hours' community service.
- However, down the street a further two if not three disabled parkers had also got fixed penalty tickets.
- I got the sack once for laughing at work - I was driving a hearse at the time.
2.2Televisión Radio(station) captar(station) recibir(station) coger España coloquial(station) agarrar Cono Sur coloquial
2.3(to be paid)(pay/salary) ganarhow much were you getting in your old job? — ¿cuánto ganabas en tu trabajo anterior?
- if I do overtime I get a bit more — si hago horas extras saco un poco más
- what / how much do you think I can get for the piano? — ¿cuánto crees que puedo sacar / que me pueden dar por el piano?
2.4(to experience)(surprise/shock) llevarseI got the impression that … — me dio la impresión de que …
- I get the feeling that … — tengo / me da la sensación de que …
- They've got a severe shortage of engineers, and it will take 18 months to work out that problem.
- I hope he gets a really bad dose of whatever his fix is and never wakes up again.
- I was screwing in a light switch cover and got a nasty shock.
- Recently I have been getting a serious pain on my left side.
- He's got enough problems of his own without having to worry about a girl who desperately just needs someone else to want her.
- I get a horrible stomach ache before every audition.
- I was getting a really bad sensation in my fingers and it felt like I was walking on gravel.
- I had gotten my life's fair dose of suffering.
- The students expect the cheating student to get her comeuppance but nothing happens.
- I was gradually waking up this morning when I moved my left leg and suddenly got a really bad cramp.
2.5(to suffer)how did you get that bump on your head/black eye? — ¿cómo te hiciste ese chichón en la cabeza/te pusiste el ojo morado?
- she got smoke in her eyes — le entró humo en los ojos
- she got a splinter in her finger — se clavó una astilla en el dedo
- he got the full force of the blast — recibió todo el impacto de la explosión
3coloquial(to find, to have)you don't get elephants in America — en América no hay elefantes
- you get better weather on the south coast — en la costa sur hace mejor tiempo
- we get mainly students in here — nuestros clientes (or visitantes etc.) son mayormente estudiantes
- I get all sorts of people coming to see me — viene a verme todo tipo de gente
- Tristan was still in the parking lot getting the last of the equipment out of the van.
- As Usual she walked into the kitchen, got a can of pop and a bag of salt and vinegar chips.
- I expounded this theory, and then, since it was a buffet lunch, went off to get some more food.
- Apparently, Ella and Brett got sick of our debate, and went to go get a hotdog together.
- Eddie, who was on the far bank, directed me to where he was and I went and got a lifebelt and threw it to him.
- She kicked out at him and he released her but went into the kitchen and got the 6in-bladed knife.
- Then she continued on to the kitchen to get herself a glass of water, as all that sat on the table was punch.
- He was getting something from his pocket and it took him some time to get his wallet.
- He walked into the kitchen and got himself a glass of water before he sat back down.
- It was understood that when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door.
- Someone from reception gets the resuscitation kit and calls the other two doctors consulting that evening.
- We got the ladder and brought it back around the front with intentions to leave it on the patio, which is enclosed.
4(to fetch)(scissors/hammer) traer(hammer/scissors) ir a buscar(plumber/doctor) llamargo and get your father — ve a llamar a tu padre
- get your coat — anda / vete a buscar tu abrigo
- can you come and get me in the car? — ¿puedes venir a buscarme con el coche?
- she got herself a cup of coffee — se sirvió (or se hizo etc.) una taza de café
- shall I get you a taxi? — ¿te llamo un taxi?
5.1(to reach)alcanzarit's too high up for me, can you get it? — está demasiado alto para mí ¿tú lo puedes alcanzar / tú alcanzas?
5.2(to take hold of)agarrarcoger Españato get sb by the arm/leg — agarrar a algn por el brazo/la pierna
- the pain gets me right here — me duele justo aquí
- It wasn't the dog that got him, it was a man, police said.
- Thomas managed to get Chris, who was still laughing, into a headlock.
- So it's a double blow for you: first that the bad people have gotten us, and second that I've failed you.
- Thank god security was tight and the cops got him before he could do anything.
- One assailant grabbed him and got him in a headlock while an accomplice pulled the wallet out of his trouser pocket.
- Trudy began to go down the path to the inn when Ed got her by the arm.
5.3(to catch, to trap)pillar coloquialagarrar América Latinacoger Españayou've got me there, I haven't a clue — ¡ahí sí que me pillaste! no tengo la menor idea coloquial
- What is an annuity? No, you got me there.
5.4informal (to assault, to kill)I swear I'll get you! — ¡te juro que me las vas a pagar! coloquial
- the sharks must have got him, poor devil — se lo deben de haber comido los tiburones al pobre
- if smoking doesn't get you, pollution will — si no te mata el tabaco, te liquida la contaminación
- I got him on the neck, but it was a lucky shot.
- Another guy came up at me and he took a swing and got me in the arm.
- We get our enemies and punish their crimes, but the crimes of our friends go unpunished.
- You little rat, I'll get you for that!
- Anna has troubles of her own - including a little brother who's out to get her.
- I had thought that she was just out to get me for a few wrong things I had done to her in the past.
- I was going to get him in the nose but when he saw my fist coming he moved.
6(to hit)(person/target) darle ato get sb on / in the arm/leg — darle a alguien en el brazo/la pierna
- you'll get yours — ¡ya las vas a pagar!
7(with illnesses)(cold/flu) agarrar(cold/flu) pescar coloquial(flu/cold) pillar coloquial(cold/flu) coger Españashe got chickenpox from her sister — la hermana le contagió la varicela
- It is like an injection, as when someone gets lumbago and receives a shot.
- I have to rest you but, if anyone asks, you've got the flu.
- Whenever my three-year-old son gets a cold, he suffers from a high temperature and is sick for 24 hours.
- He has fears about the risks of getting more serious asbestos disease.
- She felt like she was getting a thousand diseases just from their second-hand smoke.
- Antioxidants are believed to lessen one's risk of getting heart disease and high blood pressure.
- When scientists found out that people who smoked got lung cancer, the result was significant: it wasn't just a coincidence.
8(to catch)(train/bus) tomar(bus/train) coger Españashe got a bus to Kingston — fue en autobús hasta Kingston
- At the last minute, Keith decided not to get the train and instead got a later metro.
- Certainly, you're not getting a Circle Line train today, or for several weeks at least.
- I left the party at some time way after midnight, so got the very last tube into King's Cross last night.
- Further down Oxford Street we got a Victoria Line train from Bond Street to Euston.
- The transport system in Kingston isn't so bad that getting the bus or train is not an option.
9(to prepare)(breakfast/dinner) preparar(dinner/breakfast) hacer
- Making the fresh soda bread, getting the dinner, and doing her housework was her joy.
- She'd been getting the same lunch every day for nearly two years now, and she never tired of it.
- Only come out in the early morning when no one is up to get breakfast.
10.1informal (to irritate)fastidiarwhat gets me is the way he said it — lo que me fastidia / me da rabia es la forma en que lo dijo
- What really gets me is how insipid the parents are.
- How much has the fact that your game slipped over the past year been burning you inside? Deeply. It gets me.
10.2informal (to bring out emotions)it gets you right there — te conmueve
10.3informal (to puzzle)what gets me is how … — lo que no entiendo es cómo …
11.1informal (to understand)entenderI get it, you want me to tell them that … — ya entiendo, quieres que les diga que …
- oh, I get you — ah, ya (te) entiendo
- get it? — ¿coges la onda?
- She had obviously got it this time as she then asked me for my credit card limit.
- I don't think the old guy got it, and pretty soon he was shuffling back up the mountain.
- Gotta love them jokes thrown in there that a good half of the audience has no chance of getting.
- I appreciate that it will take time to filter through and for people to get the message.
- We even did a cover of Riders on the Storm as a joke and of course nobody got it.
- It's almost a revolution, get me?
- I don't have a family, you get it?
- Perhaps he got what I meant, perhaps he did not.
11.2(to hear, to take note of)oírI didn't quite get that: could you repeat it? — no oí / entendí bien ¿podrías repetir lo que dijiste?
- I didn't get your name — no entendí tu nombre
- did you get the number? — ¿tomaste nota del número?
- get this, Frank's a candidate — agárrate, Frank se presenta como candidato
12coloquial(to answer)(phone) contestar(phone) atender(phone) coger España(door) abrir
- Get the door for me will you, please?
- In the meantime, make a rule that if you will always take out the trash, she will always get the phone.
13(to have in one's possession)to have got → have
14(to bring, to move, to put)we'll get it there by two o'clock — lo tendremos allí antes de las dos
- don't worry, we'll get you to Rome somehow — no te preocupes, encontraremos la manera de que llegues a Roma
- just wait till I get you home! — ¡ya vas a ver cuando lleguemos a casa!
- to get sth downstairs/upstairs — bajar/subir algo
- when can you get the documents to us? — ¿cuándo nos puede hacer llegar los documentos?
- where will it get us? — ¿a dónde nos conduce?
- If one parent isn't home to supervise the kids, kids get into trouble.
- If you get into difficulty, you can also often contact the advisory branch of the same firm.
- If you get into financial difficulties or house prices fall, your home may be at risk.
- The slice slows the ball's speed down giving you the time to get into a better position.
- I waited for her to calm down and get into a good position before telling me her dream.
- She looked disappointed, and the group resolved to see what the situation was when they got there.
- And this is something that shouldn't have gotten to this situation.
- Women have fought long and hard to get into positions that men hold within the leadership of the church.
- And when kids get into trouble, whose fault is it?
- It came as a relief to his conscience as Jake moved, trying to get back on his feet.
- But suppose you just happen to get into a situation where you are dependent upon me?
- There've been very few good men who've gotten to these positions of power.
- There was a plastic Dalek that you get inside and move around, saying EX-TER-MIN-ATE!
- Dreams were destroyed when a person decided to get behind the wheel after drinking.
- We almost lost the school a few years ago and we do not want to get into that situation again.
- There isn't much room, and you have to wait for everyone to get into position before you hit.
- She agrees that the resort is unlikely to get back to the position it boasted in its heyday.
- He has gotten out of position, a rarity in past years, in an apparent effort to cover for other players or perhaps live up to his contract extension.
- You get into a situation, you have a bunch of ideas floating around, and you want to make a movie.
- Again this is an easy situation to get into because companies are evolving concerns.
- With the older child of course, one gets closer to the situation with an adult.
- Gabriel had gotten up from his position on the ground and was standing nose to nose with Michael.
- However, much weight is attached to their communal life when they got there.
15(to cause to be)he got the children ready — preparó a los niños
- I can't get the window open/shut — no puedo abrir/cerrar la ventana
- it's hard to get these pans clean — estas cacerolas son difíciles de limpiar
- they got him drunk — lo emborracharon
- let me get one thing clear — (receive clarification about it) a ver si entiendo bien esto
- they got their feet wet/dirty — se mojaron/se ensuciaron los pies
- So after a while, you sort of get used to all of the little things on the car.
- It's interesting that over the past few years my spelling has certainly got a lot worse than it used to be.
- He gets tired easily, needs help cutting up food and washing and needs constant care.
- If you're starting to get confused, just hang on because it gets deeper.
- But every waking hour the competition in the mobile communications market gets tougher.
- But I can assure you that I can get angry - very angry.
- The affect this is having on the quality of life for residents and the business community is acute and getting worse.
- We all eventually get sick, and then we all die.
- They did an excellent job of getting everything sorted out for this test.
- As the weather gets warmer the fatal disease myxomatosis spreads faster.
- I have got half a dozen great slow, huge songs, but I kind of get bored of playing them live.
- It's been a busy day to day so I haven't had time to cook dinner before getting ready for work.
- Other reports also indicate that the job market is not getting any better.
- We'll see a real resurgance of underground communications networks if this gets worse.
- She nodded and stormed out of the room to get her costume ready.
- We still went ahead getting the property ready for the season, training seasonal staff and volunteers.
- We had it in our minds that Daniel would get better, nothing prepared us for that.
- The older I get the more the issue of crime and punishment becomes a grey area.
- It's only slowly that tech and public interest communities are getting involved.
- Even as technology expands the way leaders can communicate, it's gotten tougher than ever to be heard.
- I lie on my bed, looking at the walls of the cell that is to be my home for the next two weeks and reflect on how things got this bad.
16to get sb/sth + past participle
16.1(showing an action carried out by the subject)I'm going to get the house tidied up — voy a ordenar la casa
- he says he'll get that shelf put up this afternoon — dice que va a colocar ese estante esta tarde
- we must get some work done — tenemos que trabajar un poco
- he got his arm broken — se rompió el brazo
- it's about time they got themselves organized — ya va siendo hora de que se organicen
16.2(showing an action carried out by somebody else)he got the house painted/the carpets cleaned — hizo pintar la casa/limpiar las alfombras
- get your hair cut! — ¡vete a cortar el pelo!
- I must get this watch fixed — tengo que llevar a arreglar este reloj
- you'll get me fired! — ¡vas a hacer que me echen!
- that won't get you promoted — con eso no vas a lograr que te asciendan
- I got that written into the contract — les hice poner eso en el contrato
17(to arrange, to persuade, to force)to get sb/sth to + infinitive
- I'll get him to help you — (order) le diré que te ayude
- she could never get him to understand — no podría hacérselo entender
- you'll never get them to agree to that — no vas a lograr que acepten eso
- can I get you to sign this, please? — ¿me firmaría esto, por favor?
- get them to line up at the door — que se pongan en fila en la puerta
- he's trying to get the radio to work — está tratando de hacer funcionar la radio
- So I got them to move me into a little hotel in Soho, the seedy area of New York.
- Hire some of the people involved and get them to bring their audience with them.
- Once that is established, the next move will be to get doctors to clean up their act.
- He immediately sent back his own colour picture of his son after getting Jonny to sign it first.
- At the end of the day, there is nothing like a good old British tragedy to get us to rally round and buy some papers.
- Henry had promised to try and get Father to agree to bring him along with them when they left.
- We could have pushed our luck and got the president to sign up for both the aid and the climate change deal.
- Maria had gone along in the hope that she could get her friend to pick something tasteful without a huge price tag.
- They had also never gotten the band to sign releases for their interviews, which took more than three years to conduct.
- And if you could get him to nip round with a feather duster, I would be most grateful.
- No wonder we have such difficulty in getting really good candidates to stand.
- It has all the marks of some Labour official drawing it up and then getting the MP to sign it.
- I DJ and if anyone buys me a drink I always get a member of staff to bring it over to me.
- Is getting a million people to come out and wave symbolic signs at a symbolic march a political act?
- The other thing of note is, if a couple of emails and a letter gets a blogger to close down his blog, what if you got a writ of summons?
- Andrew Corrigan got the winner to pull off the surprise result of the season.
- The latest scam is to get us to sign a contract agreeing to longer shifts to cover up for staff shortages.
- But I knew nothing then of getting people to sign a piece of paper forbidding them to speak to anyone else.
- I wish some publisher would get Dave to update it, and bring it back into print.
- So I would be grateful if you could publish this letter to get people to register!
18(to cause to start)to get sb/sth -ing
- it's the sort of record that gets everybody dancing — es el tipo de disco que hace bailar a todo el mundo / que hace que todo el mundo baile
- can you get the pump working? — ¿puedes hacer funcionar la bomba?
- her remark got me thinking — su comentario me hizo pensar
verbo intransitivogot, getting, gotten
1(to arrive)llegarI got here yesterday — llegué ayer
- she got to Boston at 4 o'clock — llegó a Boston a las cuatro
- can you get there by train? — ¿se puede ir en tren?
- how did that stain get there? — ¿esa mancha de dónde salió?
- can anyone remember where we'd got to? — ¿alguien se acuerda de dónde habíamos quedado?
- we got to / as far as page 21 — llegamos hasta la página 21
- I was just getting to that — a eso iba
- to get nowhere,not to get anywhere
- Some kids spent 7-8 hours getting home on the bus.
- The boy was hardly going to be able to get anywhere on foot.
- Blaine's mom was just getting home from work.
- She has had rheumatoid arthritis for seven months and has difficulty walking and getting about.
- Once you are outside of Moscow or Sofia you can encounter difficulties getting from one place to another.
- With the Scottish capital's new traffic regulations, a green light is no guarantee of getting anywhere in a hurry.
- At the moment you have to step over piles of stuff if you want to get anywhere.
- His knee eventually healed and he got back into pro football, not as a player but as a head coach for his old team.
- They spoke out before leaving late yesterday afternoon as legal moves to evict them got under way.
- Power was restored a quarter of an hour later and play eventually got under way at 6.22 pm.
- He got stuck on the Edgware Road, but eventually he got here and did the business.
- Now continuing along our route we will eventually get back to the start of the maze again.
- Once the tram gets there, the car is nowhere to be seen.
- I haven't really gotten anywhere yet, but maybe in a few weeks' time, I'll put a photo gallery up on the main site.
- I still haven't gotten anywhere with the guitar I bought at the beginning of the year… ah well.
- When I finally got into bed, I couldn't stop thinking about her.
- Eventually he gets near the beach, and jumps out into water that's just about shallow enough to stand in.
- When I got home after picking up my paper, there was a letter waiting for me, from my best friend Diana.
- When proceedings eventually got under way it was action and endeavour all the way.
- I have attempted to locate this item on several search engines and haven't gotten anywhere.
2.1(to become)to get married — casarse
- to get dressed — vestirse
- to get used to sth — acostumbrarse a algo
- to get lost — perderse
- your dinner's getting cold — se te está enfriando la cena
- he got very angry — se puso furioso
- they get tired easily — se cansan con facilidad
- he got that way after his wife died — se puso así cuando murió su mujer
- to get tough — ponerse duro
2.2informal (to be)she gets invited to lots of parties — la invitan a muchas fiestas
- one of their players got injured — uno de sus jugadores se lesionó
- the bike got stolen — se robaron la bicicleta
- you'll have to wait till I get paid — vas a tener que esperar hasta que cobre
- I can't remember if the cat got fed that morning.
- Are we surprised that the message from sensible speeches gets drowned out when appeals to the basest fears of a crowd always bring the loudest cheer?
- I try to have a passive awareness… but I'm getting sidetracked into a different topic.
- The president seems weirdly ignorant of how stuff gets done in DC.
- He got robbed at gunpoint in Mexico.
- All of those sorts of decisions get pushed to the U.N. Security Council.
- Bag after black plastic bag got filled with old, useless paper.
- You know you're in worse shape when the cat in the movie gets billed in the credits.
- Their vocals were getting drowned by their music even though they were virtually shouting.
- Val replies but it gets drowned out by a piano and distant chanting.
- Within half an hour the team had gotten registered and received their racing numbers.
- The emotional message of the film doesn't get drowned out if you watch it the other way round.
- The calm voice was always there but tended to get drowned out by the soundless scream of panic.
- It's not often that one gets invited to meet the Prince of Wales, especially in India.
- Tracy's bike got stolen in Vancouver.
- At times, her voice in medium range got drowned in the accompanying instruments.
- Typically, this is when the cat gets chased around the house and garden by a loony old poet brandishing a frying-pan.
- They sent an officer to meet me, and got invited to have a cup of tea with the station commander.
- A vet today urged motorists to slow down after a dramatic rise in the number of cats getting knocked down on a busy stretch in Wickford.
- Unfortunately most people seem to think that when a cat gets declawed it is only their claws that are removed.
3to get to + inf
3.1(to come to, to reach a state)(+ inf) llegar ahe never thought he'd get to be president — nunca pensó que llegaría a ser presidente
- you'll get to like it eventually — vas a ver como termina por gustarte
- I never really got to know him — nunca llegué a conocerlo de verdad
- It got so I couldn't come back from my trips empty-handed.
- His vision was blurred and his speech was getting so that hardly anyone could understand him.
3.2(to have the opportunity to)as a diplomat one gets to meet many interesting people — como diplomático uno tiene la oportunidad de conocer a mucha gente interesante
- when do we get to open the presents? — ¿cuándo podemos abrir los regalos?
4(to start)to get -ing — empezar a + inf
- she got talking to them — entabló conversación con ellos
- to get to -ing — ponerse a + inf
- then I got to thinking — entonces me puse a pensar
- Stupid get! O my God, how you stick yourself I'll never know!
- I can't stand that other smarmy get.
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