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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget together
he/she/itgets together
present participlegetting together
past tensegot together
past participlegotten together
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if people get together, they meet in order to do something or to spend time together

    The whole family usually gets together at least once a year.

    get together with:

    He got together with some friends to plan a party for her.

    1. a.
      [transitive]get someone together to ask or make people come together in one place

      Lou got the girls together and told them about Anna’s accident.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to reach an agreement on an issue that people have had different opinions about
    get together on:

    I hope the committee can get together on this issue.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to organize or produce something that has many separate parts

    We’ve got to get this report together by tomorrow.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to find or bring things that you need, so that they are in one place and ready to use

    I got together a list of all their names and phone numbers.

    1. a.
      to obtain an amount of money that you need

      I managed to get the deposit together.

  5. 5
    [intransitive] informal if two people get together, they start a romantic or sexual relationship
  6. 6
    get it together
    1. a.
      to be in control of your life, so that you are successful and are doing what you want to do
  7. 7
    get yourself together to become calm and in control of your emotions
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