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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 participlegot together
  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 Christmas.

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

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

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