get on

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To board or mount, especially a vehicle.

Please get on the bus as quickly as possible.   She has no trouble getting off a bus but has difficulty getting on.


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To be successful.

John is really getting on at work.   I hear John has a new job. How's he getting on?   She's getting on very well at school.


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To progress.

It's time to get on with improving quality.


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To become late.

Time is getting on.   It was getting on for midnight before I went to bed.


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To become old.

My parents are visibly getting on a bit these days.


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To have a good relationship; to get along.

“I don't know how you and the ‘head,’ as you call him, will get on, but I do know that if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. […]”


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To commence.

The dishes need washing, the floor needs vacuuming, the laundry needs folding. Get on it!


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