English version

get back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget back phrasal verb1 RETURNreturn to return to a place I’ll talk to you when I get back. to He got back to the office just before lunchtime.2 CONTINUE/START AGAINdo something again to start doing something again or talking about something again to Let’s get back to the main point of the discussion. Well, I must get back to work. into Have you ever thought about getting back into teaching?3 be in a state again to change to a previous state or condition again to Life was beginning to get back to normal. I couldn’t get back to sleep. together Do you think they’ll get back together (=start having a relationship again)?4 GIVEget something again get something ↔ back to get something again after you have lost it or someone else has taken it Did you get your books back?5 punish somebody get somebody back informalREVENGE to do something to hurt or harm someone who has hurt or harmed youget somebody back for I’ll get you back for this! get→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
get backBesides, Frank and Charlie will get back.But just once - it was to be the last time - we did get back.So she spends a good part of the movie getting back at everyone for ostracizing her.He got back in the car against the advice of friends, family and doctors.He pulls away, past me, like a shark impatient to get back into the swim of things.But she would be relieved to get back to her own bright flat again, going about her normal Saturday chores.Thanks for getting back to me.It was a short-term solution to try to get back to winning things.get toWe have to really get back to dealing with each other as partners.The author just got back to her adopted city of Tucson after a three-month book tour.Now, all he wanted was to get back to his typewriter and put them on paper before they faded.She's promised to get back to me as soon as she hears any more news from the hospital.I was told they would look into my case and get back to me.He got back to normal in no time.You never got back to running, huh, Bern?But now he's awake and he can't get back to sleep.When we got back to the boardinghouse, Frank seemed to assume that we would both sleep in his room.Tell you what, let me talk it over with the guys and I'll get back to you.get toWe have to really get back to dealing with each other as partners.The author just got back to her adopted city of Tucson after a three-month book tour.Now, all he wanted was to get back to his typewriter and put them on paper before they faded.I was told they would look into my case and get back to me.He got back to normal in no time.You never got back to running, huh, Bern?But now he's awake and he can't get back to sleep.When we got back to the boardinghouse, Frank seemed to assume that we would both sleep in his room.get toWe have to really get back to dealing with each other as partners.The author just got back to her adopted city of Tucson after a three-month book tour.Now, all he wanted was to get back to his typewriter and put them on paper before they faded.I was told they would look into my case and get back to me.He got back to normal in no time.You never got back to running, huh, Bern?But now he's awake and he can't get back to sleep.When we got back to the boardinghouse, Frank seemed to assume that we would both sleep in his room.get forJerry's just trying to get back at her for leaving him.
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Verb table
get
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyget
he, she, itgets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygot
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave got
he, she, ithas got
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad got
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill get
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have got
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam getting
he, she, itis getting
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you, we, theyare getting
Past
I, he, she, itwas getting
you, we, theywere getting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been getting
he, she, ithas been getting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been getting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be getting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been getting
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