get onto

Definition of get onto

  1. 1 :  to start to do or deal with (something) “We need someone to send out the invitations.” “I'll get onto it right away.”

  2. 2 :  to start to talk about something How did we get onto this topic?

  3. 3 British :  to speak to or write to (someone) about a particular problem, job, etc. I'll get onto the doctor/plumber straightaway and see if he'll come round.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

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

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  to a position on

    :  in or into a state of awareness about

    : used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set

  1. :  mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set

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clearly seen through or understood

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