From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget together phrasal verb1 MEETif people get together, they meet in order to spend time with each other We must get together for a drink.2 RELATIONSHIPif two people get together, they start a romantic or sexual relationship3 get something ↔ together to collect things together I need to get some paperwork together for the meeting.4 get somebody ↔ together to bring people together to make a group He got together a group of local businessmen to discuss the problem.5 get something ↔ together to succeed in getting enough money to do or buy something We’re trying to get together enough money to buy a flat. 6 get something together informal to change your life so that it is organized and you are in control of it He’s just trying to get his life together at the moment.get yourself together I’m staying with my parents for a while, until I’ve got myself together a bit.7 get it together spokenCONTROL to be organized and successful in your life, job etc The government can’t seem to get it together on the environment. → get→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusget together• Sal Baldenegro and I ought to get together again and sing a bunch of corridos.• Designers from both countries got together and held a joint exhibition.• Don't forget it's in my best interests that the two of you get together and make it legal!• You run for five seconds, fall down and then everyone gets together for a group hug.• Companies that get together no longer need as many accountants or vice presidents of marketing as each had before the merger.• The whole family needs to get together to decide what to do about the trip.• The idea is that the various farm based tourist attractions get together to help bring in the visitors.• The uncle thought it a good idea for the two of them to get together when Tan passed through Xiamen.get yourself together• After my husband left, it took a year for me to get myself together.• Dispense with the liquor, get himself together.• Just so she could have got herself together?• She paused before the corner to get herself together.• The thing is to get myself together.• What you've got to do now is get yourself together.• And annual; by the time they've got themselves together it will be practically time for them to disperse.• I gather that he's got himself together over the last 18 months and it has certainly paid off.get it together• Why on earth can't they get it together?• Now manufacturers are getting it together and offering brilliant greens, oranges and blues.• I can't seem to get it together at present.• They must have worked fast to get it together, Charles thought.• Some one else had got it together for Adam and there it all was.• Dundela got it together in the second half and it was Dean Smyth's turn to save his side.• When we get it together to be so.• Engineers apart, there are no students who will ever manage to get it together to decide on pay.get-togetherˈget-toˌgether noun [countable] DLPARTYa friendly informal meeting or party a family get-together► see thesaurus at party
Examples from the Corpusget-together• Yet, at his televised July 14 get-togethers with journalists in 1997,1998 and 1999, Chirac categorically rejected the idea.• Hanging in the corner is a portrait of Leiser whimsically scribbled by Picasso during a get-together in 1961.• Even a horrific rape committed within earshot of a big family get-together was ignored.• a big family get-together• Shana's picture won first prize, so we had a little get-together to celebrate.• Clinton has hosted about two-dozen small get-togethers since the start of the year.• They go to all these get-togethers.• Miss Ratched, as most of you know, called this get-together.• This get-together was unusual for its agenda: tactics for eliminating political opponents.• The suspicions of some are also aroused by weekend get-togethers of Volunteers working in widely dispersed communities.