Strange locutions

What do they tell us about the speaker? What does it mean when someone says “I am finally going to get my surgery?” Acquisition and possession. Is that the beginning and the end of some people’s existence? What about “I don’t get it” as an expression of not understanding? Is ‘get’ a catch-all? What are the many meanings of ‘get’?

get on board
get lost
get going
get away
get serious
get down
get a job
get scammed
get disgusted
get skinned
get fired
get hired

The agent is entirely variable even as agency is implied. The distinction between giving and receiving is also missing. Does that mean the speech is unmodified by cognitive segmentation, that which tracks direction and time?

On another matter: is the spelling bee the key to deteriorated education?