The many meanings of get (3)

The verb get can also be used with the following meanings:


= become or start to be:

Since she started going to the gym, she has got much fitter.

My mum got really angry when I told her I had scratched her car.


= can be used instead of “be” in the passive

They got married last year.

I got shouted at by my boss because I had made a mistake in the report. 


= make something happen

This morning he came to work by train as he couldn’t get his car to start.

I’ve been trying to get my computer to work for the last hour,


= persuade someone to do something

Do you think you can get your parents to let us have the party at your house?

She couldn’t get her son to study.