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In 2013, Vodafone India and which among the following banks have launched the 'M-Pesa', a mobile money transfer and payment service, in West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand?


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English Phrases
Get seems to be used all the time in spoken English. It has the following basic meanings:

ē receive, obtain or buy something, e.g. Please get me a newspaper when youíre in town;
I got a letter from John today; She got top marks in her exam.
ē show a change in position - move or be moved, e.g. How are you getting home tonight?
ē show a change in state - become or make, e.g. We are all getting older if not wiser.

Get also has a number of other more specific meanings.
- Itís my turn to get dinner tonight, [prepare a meal]
- I donít get it. Why did he speak like that? [understand]
- His behaviour really gets me at times, [annoy]

The table below shows just some of the phrasal verbs based on get.



Here are some other expressions based on get.

- You seem to have got out of bed on the wrong side today, [be in a bad mood]
- The meeting got off to a good/bad start with JRís speech, [started well/badly]
- Iím organising a little get-together. I hope you can come, [informal meeting/party]
- When their relationship ended he got rid of everything that reminded him of her. [threw away, destroyed]
- Iím going to get my own back on her somehow, [take my revenge]
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