Get is an informal word, so it is more common in spoken English than written English. It has many meanings. Here are some of the basic ones.
‘Get’ + past participle
We sometimes use the more informal ‘get’ + past participle:
Get is so common with certain words (often describing a change of state) that it is a good idea to learn them as expressions.
Note: The expression getting better at something can describe an improvement in your ability to do something, e.g. I’m getting better at English/swimming; it also describes an improvement in your health, e.g. She was very ill but she’s getting better now. (= getting worse)
Phrasal verbs and special expressions with ‘get’
I get on very well with my sister. (= I have a very good relationship with my sister)
How are you getting on? (a) (= a general question: how is life?)
(b) (= what progress are you making, e.g. with your English?)
It’s difficult to get to know people in a foreign country. (= meet people and make friends)
I want to get rid of all my old records. (= sell them or throw them away or give them away)
My alarm wakes me up at 7 a.m., but I don’t usually get up (= get out of bed) until 7.15.