get along

verb

Definition of get along

1 a : to proceed toward a destination : progress
b : to approach an advanced stage; especially : to approach old age
2 : to meet one's needs : manage
  • we got along on a minimum of clothing
3 : to be or remain on congenial terms

Examples of get along in a Sentence

  1. most college students can get along with just a few hours of sleep at night

  2. the preparations for the party are getting along just fine

First Known Use of get along

1683

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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