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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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