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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword Get.
In the following sentences the idioms are colored blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.
• His friends expected that he could get off with a fine. (Escape)
• It is hard to get on with a suspicious man. (Live socially with)
• The thief got away. (Escaped)
• I can’t get out this strain. (Remove)
• The revolt of the tribal chiefs has been got under. (Subdued)
• The dog tried to get at me. (Attack)
• He has got through his examinations (Passed)
• They soon got the fire under by pouring water over it. (Under control)
• You were lucky to get out of his clutches. (Escape from)