get together

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get someone or something together

to gather people or things together. Let's see if we can get both sides together and discuss this. I want to get Tom and Sharon together for a conference.
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get something together (for a particular time)

to arrange a party or other gathering for a certain time. (Fixed order.) I'll try to get a meeting together for Friday afternoon. I'm sure we can get something together.
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get together

 (with someone) (on someone or something)
1. and get together (with someone) (about someone or something Lit. to meet with someone about someone or something. I would like to get together with you on this Wilson matter. What would be a good time for you? Let's get together on Fred and his department at our next meeting.
2. Fig. to agree with someone about someone or something. I would like to get together with you on this, but we are still nowhere near agreement. I want to get together on price with the suppliers.
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get together

1. Accumulate, gather, as in Go get all the firewood together: [c. 1400]
2. Come together, assemble, as in Let's get together next week. The variant get together with means "meet with someone," as in I can't get together with them today but I'll have time next week. [Late 1600s]
3. Arrive at an agreement, as in The jury was unable to get together on a verdict.
4. get something or oneself together . See under get one's act together.
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get together

v.
1. To come together as a group; meet: Let's get together for lunch next week. The president got together with his advisers to discuss the bill.
2. To bring some set of people or things together; gather some things or people together: She got the children together for a game of soccer. My best friend from high school got me together with the woman I later married.
3. To organize something or sort something out, especially a state of affairs: If you don't get your romantic life together, you'll never be happy.
4. To agree to cooperate: The two parties finally got together after weeks of debating. The staff got together to buy me a retirement gift. We got together with a technology company to offer our customers Internet services.
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The idea was, `OK, let's get something small up and running quickly,' '' said Nancy Hunt-Coffey, the city's director of library services.