get with (someone or something)

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get with (someone or something)

1. To be knowledgeable about and engaged with something. The boss is going to want us to know exact figures in the meeting, so you better get with it. You really need to get with the times, Dad. People just don't talk that way anymore!
2. slang To have a romantic or flirtatious interaction with someone. A: "Is it true that you got with Katie over the summer?" B: "Yeah, we've been on a few dates so far."
3. slang To have sex with someone. I wouldn't be surprised if he got with her last night after the party—they were very flirty all night.
4. To meet with someone or some group, especially in order to accomplish some specific task. I want you to get with our lawyers right away and see what needs to be done.
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get with it

slang To understand or be knowledgeable of modern times, especially as relates to the contemporary trends, ideas, or fashions. (Usually said as a jocular or sarcastic imperative.) Get with it, John, nobody wears their hat like that anymore! Lots of couples live together before they're married, Grandpa. Get with it!
See also: get
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get with something

to become alert. (Often with it.) Hey, stupid. Get with it! Wake up, Bill. Get with what's going on!
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get with it

 
1. Inf. to modernize one's attitudes and behavior. Get with it, Martin. Go out and buy some new clothes! You really have to get with it, Ernie.
2. Inf. to hurry up and get busy; to be more industrious with something, Get with it; we've got a lot to do. Let's get with it. There's a lot of work to be done.
See also: get
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

get ˈwith it

(informal) become aware of the most recent ideas, developments, events, etc: You never seem to know what’s happening in the world around you. Time you got with it, Paul.
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get with

v. Slang
To become involved with or attuned to some activity; be properly engaged with something: You need to get with the project and start helping us.
See also: get
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get with it

1. in. to modernize one’s attitudes and behavior. Get with it, Martin. Get real!
2. in. to hurry up and get busy; to be more industrious with something. Let’s get with it. There’s a lot of work to be done.
See also: get

get with someone

in. to find out about someone; to get to know someone. I’d really like to get with her, but she’s so distant.
See also: get, someone
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