get on

phrasal verb
Word forms "get on":
present tense I/you/we/they get on he/she/it gets on present participle getting on past tense got on past participle got on
1) get on something
[intransitive/transitive] to get into a bus, plane, or train
2) [intransitive] British to continue doing something, especially with more effort or more quickly than before

Can we please get on, because there are a lot of things still to discuss.

get on and do something:

I need to get on and cook this chicken before everyone gets here.

a) get on or get onto
get on something [transitive] to be chosen to be part of a group or team

Claire got on the school board.

b) get someone on something to persuade or choose someone to be part of a group

They want to get more women on the editorial team.

a) get on or get onto
get on something [transitive] to be allowed to be on a television or radio programme

She even got on TV talking about her invention.

b) get someone on something to put someone on a television or radio programme

A famous TV interviewer wanted to get her on his show.

5) [intransitive] British used for asking or talking about how well someone has done a particular activity
get on with/in:

How did you get on in your exams?

Jim seems to be getting on very well with the cleaning.

6) [intransitive] British to be successful in life or at work

He is prepared to do anything in order to get on.

7) [intransitive] British
same as get along 1)

My parents and I don't get on.

I think you two would get on well.

get on with:

She seems to get on with everybody.

8) get on something
[transitive] mainly American to finally do something that you have been intending to do for a while
9) get it on
impolite to have sex
10) getting on
a) fairly old

My dad is getting on a bit now.

b) British fairly late

It's getting on, we'd better leave.

11) getting on for almost a particular time, number, age etc

It was getting on for ten o'clock when she got home from work.

English dictionary. 2014.


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