get physical

Make physical contact, either forcefully or sexually. For example, Stop pushing—there's no need to get physical, or Thirteen is too young to get physical in that way. [Slang; second half of 1900s]


Nearby words

  1. get out of one's system,
  2. get out of someone's sight,
  3. get out of the way,
  4. get out while the getting is good,
  5. get over,
  6. get ready,
  7. get real,
  8. get religion,
  9. get rid of,
  10. get right

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