get along

got along; got along or gotten along; getting along; gets along

Definition of get along

intransitive verb

1a : 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

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Examples of get along in a Sentence

most college students can get along with just a few hours of sleep at night 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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The first known use of get along was in 1683

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“Get along.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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