Verb-Particle Combinations Begin with G (75)

On this page are 75 Verb-Particle Combinations starting with the letter "G".

Base Past Verb Past Participle Present Participle Definitions Example
Gad about Gadded about Gadded about Gadding about 1. To move about aimlessly or go from place to place in a leisurely or social manner.

2. To engage in social activities or go out for entertainment and fun.
1. They love to gad about the city on weekends, exploring new cafes and shops.

2. She enjoys gadding about with her friends, attending parties and events.
Gad around Gadded around Gadded around Gadding around 1. To move about aimlessly or go from place to place in a leisurely or social manner.

2. To engage in social activities or go out for entertainment and fun.
1. They love to gad around the city on weekends, exploring new cafes and shops.

2. She enjoys gadding around with her friends, attending parties and events.
Gang for Ganged for Ganged for Ganging for To join a group or gang, often for the purpose of committing illegal activities or causing trouble. She decided to gang for with some troublemakers from her neighborhood.
Gear up Geared up Geared up Gearing up To prepare or get ready for a particular task, event, or situation. Before the big game, the team needed to gear up and focus on their strategy.
Geek out Geeked out Geeked out Geeking out To become extremely enthusiastic or obsessed with a specific topic or interest, typically related to technology, science fiction, or other niche subjects. When they started discussing their favorite video games, they would geek out for hours.
Get about Got about Gotten about Getting about 1. To move from one place to another; to travel around.

2. To manage or cope with a situation or task.

3. To become known or spread, especially information or news.
1. We need to get about and explore this new city.

2. She's quite resourceful and can get about in any challenging situation.

3. The rumors about the incident got about quickly.
Get above Got above Gotten above Getting above 1. To surpass or exceed a certain level or standard.

2. To rise or climb to a higher position or location.

3. To gain a better understanding of something.

4. To overcome or move beyond a difficult or challenging situation.
1. Her grades in math always manage to get above the class average.

2. The hikers struggled to get above the tree line.

3. It took me a while to get above the complexities of the issue.

4. Despite the setbacks, they were determined to get above the obstacles in their path.
Get across Got across Gotten across Getting across 1. To successfully communicate or convey a message, idea, or information so that others understand it.

2. To physically move from one side or place to another, typically by crossing a barrier or obstacle.
1. The teacher used various examples to get her point across to the students.

2. They needed to get across the river, so they built a makeshift bridge.
Get after Got after Gotten after Getting after 1. To pursue or chase something or someone with the intention of catching or reaching them.

2. To scold, reprimand, or criticize someone for their behavior or actions.
1. The police officer got after the suspect and apprehended him.

2. The teacher had to get after the students for not completing their assignments.
Get ahead Got ahead Gotten ahead Getting ahead 1. To make progress or advance in one's career, life, or goals.

2. To gain an advantage or move forward in a competitive situation or context.
1. She worked hard to get ahead in her career and was promoted to a higher position.

2. The team's innovative approach helped them get ahead of their competitors in the market.
Get along Got along Gotten along Getting along 1. To have a friendly or harmonious relationship with someone.

2. To manage or fare well in a particular situation or environment.
1. Despite their differences, they generally get along and are good friends.

2. I'm sure you'll get along just fine in your new job.
Get around to Got around to Gotten around to Getting around to To finally find the time or opportunity to do something that one has been intending or meaning to do for a while. I've been so busy with work that I haven't had a chance to call my parents, but I'll try to get around to it this weekend.
Get at Got at Gotten at Getting at 1. To imply or suggest something indirectly.

2. To reach or access something, often with difficulty.
1. She was getting at the idea that we should all contribute more to the project without directly saying it.

2. The documents are in a locked drawer, and I can't seem to get at them.
Get away Got away Gotten away Getting away 1. To escape or leave a particular place, often quickly or secretly.

2. To take a vacation or short trip to relax and have a break from routine.
1. The thieves managed to get away before the police arrived.

2. We need to get away for a weekend to unwind and recharge.
Get back Got back Gotten back Getting back 1. To return to a previous location or state.

2. To recover or retrieve something that was lost or taken.

3. To take revenge or retaliate against someone.
1. I'll get back to you on that after I've checked my schedule.

2. I need to get back my book that I lent to my friend.

3. He wanted to get back at the bullies who had harassed him.
Get back at Got back at Gotten back at Getting back at To take revenge or retaliate against someone for a perceived wrongdoing or harm. He was determined to get back at the person who had ruined his reputation.
Get back to Got back to Gotten back to Getting back to 1. To return to a previous point, location, or condition.

2. To contact someone in response to a previous communication or request.
1. Let's get back to the main topic of our discussion.

2. I'll get back to you with the information you requested as soon as possible.
Get behind Got behind Gotten behind Getting behind 1. To support or endorse someone or something.

2. To fall in arrears or fail to keep up with a schedule or task.
1. I'll always get behind you in your efforts to make a positive change in the community.

2. If you don't start studying soon, you'll get behind in your coursework.
Get by Got by Gotten by Getting by 1. To manage or survive in a situation with the resources or abilities one has.

2. To pass or go unnoticed, especially in a casual or inconspicuous manner.
1. Even with a low income, they somehow manage to get by.

2. He tried to get by the security guards without being seen.
Get down Got down Gotten down Getting down 1. To descend or move from a higher position to a lower one.

2. To start or begin something, especially a task or work.

3. To express one's thoughts or feelings in writing or speech.

4. To feel sad or depressed.

5. To dance energetically or enthusiastically.
1. He carefully got down from the ladder.

2. Let's get down to work and finish this project.

3. I need to get down my ideas before I forget them.

4. She's been feeling down since her pet passed away.

5. The DJ played some great music, and everyone got down on the dance floor.
Get in Got in Gotten in Getting in 1. To enter or board a vehicle, building, or place.

2. To become involved in a particular situation or activity.

3. To arrive at a destination, especially after traveling.

4. To be accepted or admitted, often into a group or organization.
1. Please get in the car; we're running late.

2. I'd like to get in on the new project at work.

3. They got in last night after a long flight.

4. She was thrilled to get in the prestigious university.
Get off Got off Gotten off Getting off 1. To physically leave or disembark from a vehicle, such as a bus, train, or bicycle.

2. To stop riding or sitting on something, typically a piece of furniture or a horse.

3. To stop using or being addicted to a substance or behavior.

4. To avoid punishment or a negative outcome.

5. To start a journey or task, especially energetically.

6. To become sexually aroused and engage in sexual activity.

7. To irritate or annoy someone.

8. To criticize or reprimand someone for their behavior or actions.
1. She got off the bus at the next stop.

2. Get off that chair; it's not a toy.

3. He struggled to get off drugs and turn his life around.

4. Lucky for him, he managed to get off with just a warning.

5. Let's get off to a good start with this project.

6. They couldn't wait to get off with each other.

7. Quit trying to get off on making fun of others.

8. The boss will get off on our case if we're late again.
Get off on Got off on Gotten off on Getting off on To experience pleasure or excitement from a particular activity or thing, especially when it is unconventional or taboo. He gets off on watching horror movies late at night.
Get on Got on Gotten on Getting on 1. To enter a vehicle, typically a train, bus, or airplane.

2. To have a good relationship or rapport with someone.

3. To continue or make progress with a task or activity.

4. To board or mount a horse, bicycle, or similar mode of transportation.
1. We need to get on the train before it leaves the station.

2. I really get on with my co-workers; we have a great team.

3. Let's get on with the project and finish it by the deadline.

4. She loves to get on her bike and go for a ride in the park.
Get out Got out Gotten out Getting out 1. To exit or leave a place, often quickly or urgently.

2. To become free or liberated from a difficult or undesirable situation.

3. To remove or extract something from a container or enclosure.

4. To be revealed or discovered, typically a secret or hidden information.
1. We should get out of here before it starts raining.

2. She managed to get out of her contract without any penalties.

3. Can you help me get this jar open? I can't get the lid out.

4. The truth will eventually get out, so it's best to be honest from the beginning.
Get over Got over Gotten over Getting over 1. To recover from an illness, setback, or emotional distress.

2. To overcome or move past a difficult or challenging situation.

3. To no longer be affected or bothered by something.

4. To accept and reconcile with a loss or disappointment.
1. It took her a few weeks to get over the flu.

2. He worked hard to get over his fear of public speaking.

3. Time will help you get over the pain of the breakup.

4. It's time to get over the fact that you didn't get the job.
Get over with Got over with Gotten over with Getting over with To complete or finish something, often something unpleasant or challenging, so it no longer needs to be dealt with or worried about. Let's just get this meeting over with so we can move on to more important tasks.
Get through Got through Gotten through Getting through 1. To successfully complete or finish a task, challenge, or difficult situation.

2. To make contact with someone by phone or other means of communication.

3. To consume or use up a supply of something, such as food or resources.
1. Despite the obstacles, she managed to get through the tough project on time.

2. I tried to get through to him on his cell phone, but there was no answer.

3. We need to be careful with our water supply and not get through it too quickly.
Get to Got to Gotten to Getting to 1. To arrive at a place or destination.

2. To have the opportunity or chance to do something.

3. To begin to deal with or address a particular issue or task.

4. To start to understand or solve a problem or mystery.

5. To irritate or annoy someone.

6. To reach a particular point or stage in a process or sequence.
1. We'll get to the party around 8 PM.

2. I hope I get to visit Paris someday.

3. Let's get to work on this project right away.

4. I can't seem to get to the bottom of this issue.

5. His constant complaining really gets to me.

6. We need to get to step two before we can proceed.
Give away Gave away Given away Giving away 1. To give something as a gift or for free, without expecting anything in return.

2. To reveal or disclose information or a secret.

3. To unintentionally show or display an emotion, feeling, or intention.

4. To give off a particular impression or vibe.

5. To allow something to be taken or captured by an opponent or adversary, often in a competition or game.

6. To give up or surrender.

7. To betray or turn against someone.

8. To lose or be defeated easily.
1. She decided to give away her old clothes to charity.

2. He accidentally gave away the surprise party plans.

3. She gave away her nervousness by fidgeting.

4. The dark clouds give away the approaching storm.

5. The team couldn't afford to give away any more points in the game.

6. The army had to give away their position.

7. He felt like his best friend had given him away to the authorities.

8. The defense gave away another goal to the opposing team.
Give in Gave in Given in Giving in 1. To surrender or yield to something, such as pressure, temptation, or a demand.

2. To admit defeat or acknowledge the validity of an opposing argument or viewpoint.

3. To collapse or fail under strain or pressure.
1. He finally gave in to her pleas and agreed to go with her.

2. After a long debate, they gave in and accepted the proposed changes.

3. The old bridge gave in under the weight of the heavy trucks.
Give off Gave off Given off Giving off 1. To emit or produce something such as a scent, gas, heat, or light.

2. To display or exhibit a particular quality or vibe.

3. To give a false impression or behave in a way that deceives others.
1. The flowers in the garden give off a lovely fragrance.

2. The old house gives off a spooky vibe at night.

3. He tried to give off an air of confidence, but he was actually nervous.
Give out Gave out Given out Giving out 1. To distribute or dispense something to others.

2. To run out of or deplete a supply of something.

3. To stop working or fail, often due to exhaustion or overuse.
1. They give out free samples of their new product at the store.

2. We've given out all the brochures, so we need to print more.

3. My old computer finally gave out after years of use.
Give over Gave over Given over Giving over 1. To relinquish or surrender control, possession, or responsibility of something.

2. To stop doing or pursuing something, especially when it's no longer productive or worthwhile.

3. To devote or dedicate time, effort, or resources to a particular task or activity.
1. He had to give over his keys to the landlord when he moved out.

2. It's time to give over on that project; it's not going anywhere.

3. She decided to give over her weekends to volunteering at the animal shelter.
Give up Gave up Given up Giving up 1. To surrender or quit, often in the face of difficulties or challenges.

2. To stop trying to do something or achieve a goal.

3. To relinquish or abandon a habit or addiction.
1. He refused to give up, even when the odds were against him.

2. After several failed attempts, she decided to give up on learning the piano.

3. It was a tough battle, but he finally gave up smoking for good.
Go around Went around Gone around Going around 1. To circumvent or bypass an obstacle, problem, or restriction.

2. To visit or frequent various places or people.

3. To spread or circulate, often in the form of news or rumors.
1. We'll need to go around the construction site to get to the store.

2. He likes to go around and visit different museums when he travels.

3. The story about their engagement quickly went around the office.
Gobble up Gobbled up Gobbled up Gobbling up 1. To eat something quickly and eagerly, often in large quantities.

2. To acquire or consume something rapidly and enthusiastically.
1. The children gobbled up all the cookies as soon as they came out of the oven.

2. Investors gobbled up the new stock offering within minutes of it becoming available.
Go beyond Went beyond Gone beyond Going beyond 1. To exceed or surpass a limit or expectation.

2. To explore or investigate further than what is typically expected or required.

3. To act with more determination, effort, or commitment than usual.
1. Their generosity goes beyond anything we could have hoped for.

2. Let's go beyond the usual research and dig deeper into this topic.

3. He decided to go beyond and put in extra hours to finish the project ahead of schedule.
Go for Went for Gone for Going for 1. To choose or opt for something.

2. To pursue or seek something, such as a goal or opportunity.

3. To attack or try to hit a target.

4. To be a characteristic or quality of something.
1. I think I'll go for the seafood pasta for dinner.

2. She decided to go for a career in medicine.

3. The archer aimed carefully and went for the bullseye.

4. Bright colors really go for this living room decor.
Go on Went on Gone on Going on 1. To continue or proceed with an action or activity.

2. To happen or occur.

3. To speak or talk, especially in a long-winded or tedious manner.

4. To impress or affect someone deeply.
1. Don't let anything stop you; just go on and finish what you started.

2. The show must go on, despite the technical difficulties.

3. He tends to go on and on about his collection of vintage records.

4. Her dedication to the cause really went on me.
Go through Went through Gone through Going through 1. To experience or endure a difficult or challenging situation.

2. To examine or review something carefully and thoroughly.

3. To follow a process or complete a series of steps.

4. To pass from one side to another, often by searching or digging.

5. To use up or consume something, such as resources or supplies.
1. She had to go through a lot of hardships before achieving success.

2. Please go through the report and make sure there are no errors.

3. We need to go through the application process before we can join the club.

4. The archaeologists are excited to go through the ancient ruins in search of artifacts.

5. Our team went through all the available data in record time.
Go to Went to Gone to Going to 1. To move or travel to a specific place or location.

2. To visit a particular person or group of people.

3. To attend or participate in an event or activity.

4. To reach or achieve a particular state, condition, or level.
1. I need to go to the grocery store to buy some food.

2. Let's go to Mary's house for dinner tonight.

3. Are you going to the concert tomorrow?

4. He has gone to great lengths to finish this project on time.
Go toward Went toward Gone toward Going toward 1. To move or proceed in the direction of a particular place or goal.

2. To contribute or be used for a specific purpose or objective.
1. They decided to go toward the mountains for their hiking trip.

2. The funds will go toward supporting local charities.
Go under Went under Gone under Going under 1. To sink or submerge in a liquid or beneath the surface.

2. To fail or go bankrupt, often in business or financial contexts.
1. The ship started to go under after hitting an iceberg.

2. The company may go under if they don't secure additional funding.
Go up Went up Gone up Going up 1. To move to a higher position or location.

2. To increase, rise, or become higher in value or level.

3. To be built or constructed.

4. To be said or spoken.
1. We need to go up to the rooftop to get a better view.

2. The price of the house has gone up significantly.

3. A new skyscraper is going up downtown.

4. The topic of climate change came up during the meeting.
Go up to Went up to Gone up to Going up to 1. To approach or move closer to a particular point, person, or object, often implying a physical movement.

2. To muster the courage or confidence to interact with someone or do something.

3. To reach a particular level or standard, especially in quality or achievement.
1. She went up to the podium to accept her award.

2. He finally went up to her and asked for her phone number.

3. The quality of their products has gone up to international standards.
Go with Went with Gone with Going with 1. To choose or select something, often based on personal preference or compatibility.

2. To accompany or join someone in a particular action or decision.

3. To be consistent or match well with something, such as an outfit or decor.

4. To accept or tolerate a particular situation or outcome.
1. I think I'll go with the chicken dish for dinner.

2. She decided to go with her friends to the concert.

3. The blue curtains go with the color scheme of the room.

4. We'll have to go with whatever option is available.
Goof around Goofed around Goofed around Goofing around 1. To engage in aimless or silly behavior; to act playfully or foolishly.

2. To waste time or procrastinate instead of doing something productive.
1. The kids were goofing around in the yard, playing tag and laughing.

2. I need to stop goofing around and start working on this project.
Goof off Goofed off Goofed off Goofing off To waste time or avoid doing work by engaging in unproductive or frivolous activities. Instead of studying for the exam, he spent the afternoon goofing off and playing video games.
Goof up Goofed up Goofed up Goofing up To make a mistake or error, especially a careless or silly one. I accidentally goofed up the date for the meeting, and now I have to reschedule it.
Gouge out Gouged out Gouged out Gouging out 1. To remove something, typically by digging or cutting, with a gouging motion.

2. To force or extract information or a confession from someone through intense questioning or pressure.
1. He had to gouge out a piece of wood to make the table leg fit properly.

2. The detective managed to gouge out the truth from the suspect after hours of interrogation.
Gorge on Gorged on Gorged on Gorging on To eat a large amount of food in a greedy or indulgent manner, often to the point of overeating. After the long hike, they gorged on pizza and ice cream at the local restaurant.
Grab at Grabbed at Grabbed at Grabbing at 1. To make a sudden or eager attempt to seize or grasp something.

2. To try to obtain or achieve something with enthusiasm or eagerness.
1. She grabbed at the flying ball but missed it.

2. The opportunity was too good to pass up, so he grabbed at the chance to start his own business.
Grapple with Grappled with Grappled with Grappling with 1. To struggle with or wrestle with something or someone physically.

2. To struggle to understand, solve, or deal with a difficult problem or situation.
1. The two wrestlers grappled with each other in the ring.

2. The team is currently grappling with the challenges posed by the new project.
Grasp at Grasped at Grasped at Grasping at 1. To make a desperate or futile attempt to achieve or obtain something, often due to a sense of desperation or urgency. 1. She grasped at any opportunity to improve her financial situation.
Grass over Grassed over Grassed over Grassing over 1. To cover an area with grass, typically by planting seeds or allowing natural grass to grow and cover the ground.

2. To cause a piece of land or an area to become overgrown with grass, often due to neglect or lack of maintenance.
1. After removing the old pavement, they decided to grass over the area to create a small garden.

2. The abandoned property gradually grassed over, blending back into the natural landscape.
Grasp up Grasped up Grasped up Grasping up To seize or hold onto something firmly, often with determination or effort. She had to grasp up the heavy suitcase to carry it up the stairs.
Gravitate towards Gravitated towards Gravitated towards Gravitating towards 1. To be naturally drawn or inclined toward something or someone.

2. To move or tend to move in a particular direction, often due to a natural attraction or tendency.
1. She has always gravitated towards artistic pursuits.

2. People tend to gravitate towards areas with better job opportunities.
Grind down Ground down Ground down Grinding down 1. To wear something down or make it smaller or smoother by grinding or friction.

2. To reduce the morale, willpower, or resistance of someone through continuous pressure, hardship, or harassment.

3. To continue working diligently or persistently on a task or goal.

4. To crush or pulverize something into very small particles, often using mechanical force.
1. The constant friction of the river stones has ground down the sharp edges.

2. The long legal battle began to grind down the resolve of the defendant.

3. Despite the setbacks, she continued to grind down and eventually achieved her goals.

4. The machine can grind down the toughest materials into a fine powder.
Grind on Ground on Ground on Grinding on 1. To continue doing something, especially a task or work, persistently or with determination, often despite difficulties or challenges.

2. To become tedious or monotonous due to prolonged or repetitive effort.
1. Despite facing numerous setbacks, they decided to grind on with their project until they succeeded.

2. The daily routine of studying and working started to grind on him after a while.
Grind out Ground out Ground out Grinding out 1. To achieve something through persistence, hard work, or determination, often in difficult or unfavorable circumstances.

2. In sports, to make slow and steady progress by playing defensively and patiently, especially when one's team is at a disadvantage.
1. Despite the challenges, he managed to grind out a successful career in the music industry.

2. The underdog team ground out a victory by playing a strategic defensive game.
Grope for Groped for Groped for Groping for 1. To search or feel for something with one's hands, especially in the dark or when one cannot see clearly.

2. To search for or attempt to find something, often in a figurative sense, such as a solution, idea, or answer, with uncertainty or hesitation.
1. She groped for her keys in her purse in the dimly lit room.

2. The detective continued to grope for clues to solve the mysterious case.
Grope towards Groped towards Groped towards Groping towards 1. To search or feel for something with one's hands, especially in the dark or when one cannot see clearly.

2. To search for or attempt to find something, often in a figurative sense, such as a solution, idea, or answer, with uncertainty or hesitation.
1. She groped towards the exit in the darkness, trying to find her way out.

2. The team continued to grope towards a solution to the complex problem.
Gross out Grossed out Grossed out Grossing out 1. To disgust or repulse someone, typically by something unpleasant or revolting.

2. To become disgusted or repulsed by something.
1. The sight of the rotting food in the fridge grossed out everyone who saw it.

2. I was grossed out by the gruesome details of the crime scene.
Grow apart Grew apart Grown apart Growing apart 1. To become less close or emotionally distant over time in a relationship or friendship.

2. To diverge or develop in different directions.
1. As they grew older, they gradually grew apart and lost touch.

2. The two siblings grew apart as they pursued different careers and interests.
Grow into Grew into Grown into Growing into 1. To develop or mature over time, typically in a positive way.

2. To fit or adapt to a new role, position, or situation.
1. As she got older, she grew into a responsible and confident adult.

2. The young actor grew into the role and delivered an outstanding performance.
Grow on Grew on Grown on Growing on 1. To become more liked or appreciated over time.

2. To become more accustomed to something, especially something initially disliked or unfamiliar.
1. At first, I didn't like the song, but it started to grow on me after a few listens.

2. Living in the countryside took some getting used to, but it has grown on me.
Grow out Grew out Grown out Growing out 1. To allow something to grow longer, usually referring to hair or nails.

2. To outgrow or no longer fit into something, like clothes or shoes.

3. To become less popular or less trendy over time.
1. She decided to grow out her hair and stopped cutting it.

2. He had grown out of his childhood clothes and needed new ones.

3. The once-popular trend had grown out, and people moved on to something new.
Grow up Grew up Grown up Growing up 1. To mature or become an adult.

2. To be raised or brought up in a particular environment or manner.

3. To stop behaving in an immature or childish way.

4. To develop or progress over time.
1. She wants to grow up and become a doctor.

2. He grew up in a small town in the countryside.

3. It's time to grow up and take responsibility for your actions.

4. The city has grown up significantly in the last decade.
Guard against Guarded against Guarded against Guarding against 1. To take precautions or preventive measures to protect against something harmful or undesirable.

2. To be vigilant or watchful in order to prevent or avoid something.
1. They installed security cameras to guard against break-ins.

2. He guarded against making hasty decisions by carefully considering all options.
Gulp back Gulped back Gulped back Gulping back 1. To make an effort to suppress or control one's emotions or reactions, especially when they are strong or overwhelming.

2. To forcefully swallow or hold back tears, words, or other expressions of emotion.
1. She had to gulp back her anger during the meeting.

2. He gulped back his tears and put on a brave face.
Gulp down Gulped down Gulped down Gulping down 1. To swallow something quickly and eagerly, often in large amounts.

2. To accept or believe something, especially without thinking critically or hesitating.

3. To force oneself to swallow something, even if it is unpleasant.
1. He gulped down his coffee and rushed to work.

2. She tends to gulp down any information she hears without questioning its accuracy.

3. Despite the bad taste, she had to gulp down the medicine.
Gun down Gunned down Gunned down Gunning down 1. To shoot and kill someone, especially with a firearm.

2. To shoot something or someone repeatedly with a gun or firearm.

3. To defeat or overcome someone or something decisively and often brutally.
1. The assailant gunned down the victim in a tragic incident.

2. The police had to gun down the dangerous suspect after he opened fire on them.

3. The opposing team was gunned down in the final minutes of the game.
Gun for Gunned for Gunned for Gunning for 1. To pursue or aim for something aggressively or with determination.

2. To target someone or something for criticism, blame, or harm.
1. She's been gunning for a promotion for months and finally got it.

2. The tabloid journalists are always gunning for celebrities, looking for scandalous stories to publish.
Gussy up Gussied up Gussied up Gussying up To dress or adorn oneself in a stylish or fancy way, often for a special occasion or event. She gussied up in a glamorous gown and elaborate jewelry for the awards ceremony.