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English verb: get to

1. get to (motion) reach a goal, e.g.,

SamplesMake the first team.
We made it!.
She may not make the grade.

Synonymsmake, progress to, reach

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

2. get to (change) arrive at the point of

SamplesShe gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out

3. get to (emotion) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

SamplesMosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to get to Sue

Synonymsannoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displease

Narrower (hyponym)antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, eat into, fret, fret, get, get under one's skin, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle

Verb groupchafe

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