always followed by an adverb
10 a [no object] : to make progress in some activity
He hasn't gotten far with the essay. [=he hasn't made much progress with the essay]
You won't get anywhere with flattery. [=you won't succeed by using flattery]
At last we're getting somewhere (with our work)!
— see also get ahead (below) b [+ object] : to cause or help (someone) to make progress
13 [no object] : to start doing something
— see also get to 1a (below)
informal [+ object]
26 a : to bother or annoy (someone)
— see also get to 2a (below) b : to make (someone) sad
— see also get to 2b (below) c : to cause (someone) to be fooled or unable to think of an answer
Well, you got [=fooled, tricked] me that time. That was very clever.
That's a good question. You've got me (there). [=I don't know the answer]