to get as in to get something / to receive
to manage to do, to get done
(that's the core for its various prefix versions. They're all synonymous with their "bekommen" counterparts. The only difference is that the "kriegen"-versions are more colloquial)
Word of the Day - "kriegen"
A fun look at the meaning of "kriegen". We'll learn what it means by itself and look at all the useful prefix versions. A must have for your vocabulary :)
kriegen, abkriegen, hinkriegen, mitkriegen, aufkriegen, rauskriegen, der Krieg, ...