Consider these two expressions:

I have to go down to the ATM.
I have to get down to the ATM.

Is there any difference between them?

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    In this particular case there's no substantive difference. Get is more informal (you wouldn't use it an academic essay), and it has a slight overtone of effort, but the meaning is basically the same. Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 17:53

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The second expresses a sense of urgency lacking in the first.

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