get on


got on; got on or gotten on; getting on; gets on

intransitive verb

: get along
was getting on in years
got on well with the boss
get on with the game
: to gain knowledge or understanding
got on to the racket

Examples of get on in a Sentence

despite his new job's low pay, he was still getting on find out how the marketing department is getting on with the new ad campaign
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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of get on was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Get on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

get on

: get along sense 3
they got on well
: to start dealing with
I'll get on it right away
: to criticize (someone) repeatedly
: to grow old

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