#53 – TO GET TOGETHER


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1. spend time together
2. organise people into a meeting
3. organise something that has many parts (like a report)
4. collect things that you need (e.g. money)
5. to control your life
6. get yourself under control
a get-together = an informal meeting

TRANSCRIPT
Hello everybody, This is Luke.
And here is your phrasal verb of the day. This one is “to get together”.
“To get together”. And there’s lots of different meanings for this, of course.
Loads of different meanings and sort of fixed phrases and things with “get together”. Let’s see.
First of all, it means “to spend time together”. Right. When people get together it means they meet in order to do something or spend time together. Okay?
So, “Yeah, you know, we all just got together and, you know, talked about old stories.” Okay.
For example, “Every Christmas the family gets together and we have a meal.” Right.
“The whole family gets together.”
“to get together with someone” as well.
For example, “Friday evenings I like just to get together with my friends, have a few drinks and trying make each other laugh.” For example. Okay?
Another meaning is “to arrange for people to meet in order to do something or to tell them something”. Alright?
For example, “We’ve got to get the lads together to discuss the surprise party.”
Okay, “to get everyone together”- in order to kind of meet, in order to plan something.
“Get the boys together and we’ll plan the bank job.” For example. Okay?
Another one would be to organise or produce something that has lots of separate parts. Right. “We’ve got to get this report together by tomorrow.” Okay? Alright.
So, sort of, “Get the plans together by tomorrow evening. We’re going to meet by the docks to discuss the bank job.” For example. Alright?
Another thing would be to find or collect things that you need so, they’re all in one place and ready to use. Okay? “So, “I got together a list of names.” For example.
“Can you get all the information together by this afternoon? Make sure you bring it with you to the meeting by the docks later on. We’re having a get together.” There’s another one, and noun.
“to have a get together” that means “to have a meeting, like a sort of informal meeting.”
Another one is “to obtain an amount of money that you need”. Alright?
“Let … we need to get some funds together in order to buy the necessary equipment. He promised that he’d get the money together by Friday.” For example.
Another one would be to kind of “start to be in control of your life” sort of you’re successful and you’re doing what you want to do.
“I realised that it was time to get my life together.” Okay.
“I need to get things together and plan this one last job that I’m going to do.” For example. Alright?
Another one would be to “just get it together”.
“get it together” or “get yourself together” that means become calm and get in control of your emotions.
“God damn it Jeff, get it together man.” For example. Alright?
There you go. That’s the end of this one.
There’ll be more of this tomorrow. But for now it’s goodbye.

  • Colin Mavlonov (LEPster)

    Good day Mr Thompson! I couldn’t win in the English Rubuplican Olympiads in Uzbekistan this morning because of these two questions. Could you possibly point to the right answers? Had I won the competition, I would have got a scholarship for any university in Uzbekistan.
    Choose the best answer given.
    1. Baseball was first developed in all states…children and amateur players.
    A) among
    B) between (my choice)
    2. This event helped balloonists from all over the world to … together.
    A) get
    B) come (my choice)
    Thanks a million!!!

  • Denis Paraschuk

    1. We’re going to get together with our friends tomorrow.
    2. We need to get the guys together to talk about something very important.
    3. We plan to get this scenario together by the end of this week.
    4. I’ll got together pens I have.
    5. I’m planning to have a get together.
    6. We need to get some dollars together in order to buy the toys.
    7. I decided to get my thoughts together.
    8. There will be important game tomorrow, so I need to get it together.

  • Kamil

    I’ve got to get together with my friends. I haven’t gone out with them in donkey’s years. We haven’t seen each other for ages. Get this essay together by tomorrow John, or you’re gonna be dropped off the school. My brother told me: ” I’ve got to get my life together; I don’t want to live unhappy.” I told him : ” get yourself together, you’re doing fine, you have everything you need, so don’t exaggerate like this.” Ok, high time to finish it. I’ve got to get together all the notes that are scattered accross the room.

  • María José

    All my friends and I are getting together tonight.
    Right, you get the girls together and I´ll get the boys.
    this is not working, I´ll get all the jobs together to make it clearer.
    Did you get together the money for Mónica´s presents?
    In case I need your help I´ll ask for it, but I need to get my life together by myself.
    Calm down! I´ll get it together!

  • Andrzej

    Too little Jeff’s time I think. He could really get himself together. I’m going to bring some biscuits for him tomorrow to make him more active and engaging.