get on

get on

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To board or mount (something), 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.
  2. (intransitive) 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.
  3. (intransitive, with "with") To progress (with).
    It's time to get on with improving quality.
  4. (intransitive) To become late.
    Time is getting on
    It was getting on for midnight before I went to bed.
  5. (intransitive) To become old.
    My parents are visibly getting on a bit these days.
  6. (intransitive, chiefly, UK) To have a good relationship; to get along.
    I wish you and I could learn to get on.
  7. (transitive) To commence (an action).
    The dishes need washing, the floor needs vacuuming, the laundry needs folding. Get on it!
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: справляться
Translations Translations
  • French: se faire vieux
  • Italian: invecchiare
  • Russian: старе́ть
  • Spanish: envejecer, entrar en años, peinar canas (colloquial)
  • Russian: ладить
  • Spanish: llevarse bien
Translations Interjection
  1. Expresses surprise or disbelief.

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