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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget out
he/she/itgets out
present participlegetting out
past tensegot out
past participlegot out
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] used for telling someone to leave

    The teacher screamed at him to get out.

    get out of:

    Get out of my house!

    1. a.
      [transitive]get someone out to make another person leave

      Get that man out of my bedroom!

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to go to different places and spend time enjoying yourself

    We don’t get out much, as we have a young baby.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to remove something that is inside or mixed with something else

    I washed the shirt twice, but I couldn’t get the stain out.

    get something out of something:

    Mike got a splinter of glass out of Jenny’s toe.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] if something secret gets out, a lot of people find out about it

    There was a huge public outcry when the news got out.

    get out that:

    It quickly got out that Marie was leaving Danny.

  5. 5
    [transitive]get someone out to remove someone from their job, especially from a position of political power

    They were confident they could get the Conservatives out.

  6. 6
    [transitive] to manage to say something

    He tried to protest, but couldn’t get the words out.

  7. 7
    [transitive] to make something such as a new book available for people to buy

    There was the usual rush to get the dictionary out on time.

  8. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    you get out what you put in the outcome of anything that you undertake to do depends on the amount of time and energy you are willing to spend on it

    When it comes to exercise, you get out what you put in.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 07/10/2014
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