Phrasal Verb ‘Get Out’ in English

The Phrasal Verb ‘Get Out’ has many meanings in English. Usually phrasal verbs have one or two different meanings but ‘get out’ has many meanings.

Below you will find a list of different ways that you can use the phrasal verb ‘get out’ in English. There are also example sentences to help you further understand how to use this phrasal verb.

Phrasal Verb: ‘Get out’

1. Leave your house and socialize, hangout or spend free time with other people
• Mary never gets out. She is always taking care of her kids.
• I would love to get out and try the new restaurant downtown.
• I haven’t got out in a long time.

2. Leave a vehicle, like a car
• I got out at the end of the driveway.
• We got out near downtown and walked to dance club.
• Please stop the taxi! I need to get out right here.

3. Remove or take out an object from where it is
• She got out her suitcase in preparation for her trip to India.
• I got out the boxes of old clothes that were in the basement.
• My father got out the lawnmower and put gas in it.

4. Remove dirt or something unwanted (like a stain)
• I have to get out this spaghetti stain before it sets.
• Mary can’t get the stain out of her new shirt.
• I have the get out the dirt from my pants before it leaves a mark.

5. Leave or escape a place
• They got out before the fire destroyed their home.
• She got out from the car unharmed by the horrible accident.
• The dog got out from his kennel while I was at work.

6. When a secret or information comes out when people want to keep it information
• Somehow the secret about his affair got out.
• The information got out about what happened in the secret meeting.

7. Make available to the public or publish
• I have to get this project out before I leave today.
• The marketing department has to get out six advertising campaigns for the new clients.
• I have to get out the new volunteer calendar this week.

8. Say something when it is difficult
• Mary was so exhausted that she couldn’t even get out her words.
• The little girl was crying so hard that she could barely get out her words.

You should now have a better understanding of how the phrasal verb ‘get out’ can be used in English.

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