get on

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

Definition of get on

intransitive verb

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

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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

First Known Use of get on

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of get on was in 1602

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