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Definition 1: arrive at the point of - [verb of change]

Samples where get to or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long

(get to is a kind of ...) take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

"We began working at dawn" "Who will start?" "Get working as soon as the sun rises!" "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia" "He began early in the day" "Let's get down to work now"

Definition 2: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations - [verb of emotion]

Samples where get to or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Synonyms for get to in the sense of this definition

(get to is a kind of ...) give displeasure to

(... is a kind of get to ) irritate

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

(... is a kind of get to ) gnaw into; make resentful or angry

"The injustice rankled her" "his resentment festered"

(... is a kind of get to ) cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

(... is a kind of get to ) trouble or vex

"ruffle somebody's composure"

(... is a kind of get to ) cause annoyance in

(... is a kind of get to ) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of get to ) provoke the hostility of

"Don't antagonize your boss"

(get to has a similar meaning as ...) feel extreme irritation or anger

"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

Definition 3: reach a goal - [verb of motion]

Samples where get to or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • make the first team
  • We made it!
  • She may not make the grade

Synonyms for get to in the sense of this definition

(get to is a kind of ...) to gain with effort

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

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