get to

get to

  1. To reach, arrive at.
    I’ll call you when I get to the railway station.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
  2. To have an opportunity to or be allowed to (do something desirable or do something that is ironically implied to be desirable).
    How come he gets to be hall monitor? No fair!  On New Year’s Eve I got to stay up late to watch the ball drop on Times Square. I get to clean the toilets today.
  3. To affect adversely; to upset or annoy.
    This job’s really getting to me. I don’t know how much longer I’ll last.
  4. To track down and intimidate.
    He’s refusing to testify. I think the Mob got to him.
  • German: zu schaffen machen
  • Portuguese: aborrecer
  • Russian: достава́ть

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