get on with (something or someone)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get on with (something or someone)

1 : to continue doing (something)
  • I didn't mean to interrupt you. I'll let you get on with your work.
  • You need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and just get on with your life.
  • This introduction is taking forever. I wish they'd just get on with it the play.
2 chiefly British : to be or remain friendly with (someone)
  • They've never really got on with each other.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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