get onto

Definition of get onto

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

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

onto play
  1. : to a position on

  2. : in or into a state of awareness about

  3. 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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