Expresiones con verbos claves - Verbo "to get"
Idioms with key verbs - Verb "to get"
|to get a break
||tener una oportunidad
|to get a grip on oneself
|to get a handle on/the hang of something
||encontrarle la mano/vuelta a algo
|to get a kick out of something
||encontrar placer en algo
|to get a life
||vivir (un poco) la vida
|to get a line on someone
||obtener información acerca de alguien
- I play the guitar at a pub on Thursdays but one day I hope I get my break.
- Mary, get a grip on yourself! You're hysterical!
- The new clerk got the hang of it really fast, he's good!
- At first I didn't like playing soccer but I soon learnt to get a kick out of it.
- You can't just stay home watching TV every Saturday night! You need to get a life!
- The yellow press always finds a way to get a line on celebrities.
|to get a load of something
||fijarse en algo
|to get a move on
|to get a raw deal
||sufrir un trato injusto
|to get a rise out of someone
||burlarse de alguien
|to get a word in edgewise
||meter un bocadillo
|to get better/well
- Oh dear! Get a load of that man! He looks just like Brad Pitt!
- Emily, get a move on! We're going to be late for the ceremony!
- What have I done to get such a raw deal? This isn't fair!
- Don't listen to Jen, she's just getting a rise out of you, that's all.
- My date was so boring! The guy kept talking, I couldn't get a word in edgewise!
- The doctor gave me an antibiotic so I hope I'll get better in a few days.
|to get blood out of a stone
||pedirle peras al olmo
|to get carried away
|to get caught in something
||quedar atrapado en algo
|to get caught up in something
||quedar involucrado en algo
|to get cold feet
|to get down to brass tacks/business
||ir al grano
- Asking my dad to lend me his car is like getting blood out of a stone.
- Paula and I got carried away and spent almost two hours talking over the phone.
- I'm sorry for being late. I got caught in the elevator for twenty minutes.
- Senator Hook got caught up in a scandal and had to resign.
- Don't worry, dear. It's very common for brides to get cold feet minutes before the wedding.
- Everyone at the office got down to business and started working on the project.
|to get even with someone
||ajustar cuentas con alguien
|to get fresh with someone
||propasarse con alguien
|to get going
||ponerse en marcha
|to get high
|to get hell
||aguantarse una bronca
|to get in on the ground floor
||estar involucrado desde el principio
- Bruce's parents were murdered and now he's sworn to get even with the murderer.
- Some drunk guy tried to get fresh with my girlfriend but I sent him away.
- Honey, we need to get going or we'll lose our plane.
- Peter got so high the other night that he almost had an overdose.
- No! I won't get hell from mom and dad again for something you did!
- The project wouldn't have been possible without Jane. She got in on the ground floor.
|to get in someone's hair
||molestar a alguien
|to get in on the act
||lograr tomar parte en el asunto
|to get into the swing of things
||agarrale la mano a algo
|to get into trouble
||meterse en problemas
|to get involved
|to get it/your act together
|to get laid
- I can't stand Roger! He's always getting in my hair! It's so annoying!
- We didn't want Jeff to be in the play but somehow he got in on the act.
- You may find it difficult at first but you'll soon get into the swing of things.
- How did such a nice boy like you get into so much trouble?
- After a long depression, Rob got it together and redid his life.
- Andy doesn't want to fall in love, he just wants to get laid.
|to get nowhere
||no llegar a ningún lado
|to get off one's back/case
||dejar a alguien en paz
|to get off one's tail
||dejar de holgazanear
|to get off the ground
|to get off to a good start
||empezar con el pie derecho
|to get on in years
||ya no ser tan joven
- This relationship is getting nowhere, can't you see?
- Brian, get off my back! Can't you see I'm busy here?
- Mark, get off your tail and help me with the cleaning, will you?
- Our business finally got off the ground thanks to Mr. Henderson.
- You'll need to have everything planned if you want to get off to a good start.
- Meg's depressed because she says she'getting on in years and she's still single.
|to get on someone's nerves
||crisparle los nervios a alguien
|to get one's bearing
|to get one's comeuppance
||recibir su merecido
|to get one's hopes up
|to get one's money's worth
||sacar partido a algo
|to get one's own way
||salirse con la suya
- I hate that song. every time I hear it, it gets on my nerves.
- It took us some time to get on our bearings and find the way to the cottage.
- The villain gets his comeuppance by the end of the movie.
- I've applied to go to Yale, I haven't had an answer yet, I don't want to get my hopes up.
- I bought this leather jacket three years ago but it still looks new. I really got my money's worth.
- Don't bother trying to stop Martha, she'll get her way anyway.
|to get one's wires crossed
||tener un malentendido
|to get religion
|to get rid of
|to get rolling
|to get sick
|to get someone wrong
||malinterpretar a alguien
- I thought Kim told me she would be at Tom's but it was at Tim's, I got my wires crossed.
- Grace never was a religious woman, now she got religion with Buddhism.
- When will you get rid of those hideous jeans?
- All right, people, let's get rolling, we've got lots of work to do!
- Dina got sick because she had eaten two hamburgers, one hot dog and two slices of pizza.
- Don't get me wrong, I'd love to stay but I'm really tired and I have a long way home.
|to get someone's back up/goat
||irritar a alguien
|to get the ax
|to get the better of someone
||vencer a alguien
|to get the feel of something
||acostumbrarse a algo
|to get the message/picture
||entender, darse cuenta
|to get the show on the road
||ponerse manos a la obra
- Kate has such a shrill voice that every time I hear her she gets my back up.
- The last secretary got the ax because she was a disaster.
- Phil's a great tennis player and he got the better of me on the court.
- At first she thought the bed wasn't very comfortable but she got the feel of it.
- Pat was winking at me and I didn't know why but when I saw my ex I got the message.
- It took us some time to get the show on the road but we finally did it.
|to get the word out
||hacer correr la voz
|to get the worst of something
||llevarse la peor parte
|to get the wrong end of the stick
||entender todo mal
|to get to the bottom/heart of something
||llegar al fondo de algo
|to get to the point
||llegar al extremo
|to get under someone's skin
||afectar, molestar a alguien
- We're playing at the Marquee next week, we have to get the word out.
- Liz and Pam were in a car crash, Pam's OK but Liz is in hospital, she got the worst part of it.
- No, you got the wrong end of the stick, Peter is my father and Charles is my uncle.
- Everybody's working hard to get to the bottom of this, we'll find the people responsible.
- Some people become so obsessed with a celebrity that they get to the point of killing them!
- Andrew is so annoying, I just look at him and he gets under my skin!
|to get up a good head of steam
|to get up on the wrong side of bed
||levantarse con el pie izquierdo
|to get wind of something
||enterarse de algo
|to get wise to someone's game
||enterarse del juego de alguien
- My career got a good head of steam after I met my current manager, Jack.
- Sam got up on the wrong side of the bed, he missed his bus, arrived late and his computer caught a virus.
- We've just got wind of Tina's dirty lilttle secret!
- Robert was trying to fool me but I got wise to his game.