2011년 6월 30일 목요일

Dic: get to do something


[Cobuild 10] If you get to do something, you eventually or gradually reach a stage at which you do it.

  • No one could figure out how he got to be so wealthy.
cf. [OALD] STATE/CONDITION:
12. [v + to inf] to reach the point at which you feel(know, are, etc.) sth.
  • After a time you get to realize that these things don’t matter. 
  • You’ll like her once you get to know her. 
  • His drinking is getting to be a problem. 
  • She’s getting to be an old lady now. 

[Cobuild 11] If you get to do something, you manage to do it or have the opportunity to do it.
  • Do you get to see him often?
  • They get to stay in nice hotels.
cf. [OALD] OPPORTUNITY
16. [v+ to inf] (informal) to have the opportunity to do sth.
  • He got to try out all the new software.
  • It’s not fair—I never get to go first. 
..... Cobuild, OALD

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