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get on

verb

Definition of get on

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  get along <was getting on in years> <got on well with the boss> <get on with the game>

  3. 2 :  to gain knowledge or understanding <got on to the racket>



Examples of get on in a sentence

  1. <despite his new job's low pay, he was still getting on>

  2. <find out how the marketing department is getting on with the new ad campaign>



1816

First Known Use of get on

1816



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