- (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.
- (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.
- (intransitive, with "with") To progress (with).
- It's time to get on with improving quality.
- (intransitive) To become late.
- Time is getting on
- It was getting on for midnight before I went to bed.
- (intransitive) To become old.
- My parents are visibly getting on a bit these days.
- (intransitive, chiefly, UK) To have a good relationship; to get along.
- I wish you and I could learn to get on.
- (transitive) To commence (an action).
- The dishes need washing, the floor needs vacuuming, the laundry needs folding. Get on it!
- (to board a vehicle) board, climb on, embark, get onboard, get onto, mount
- (to enter a vehicle) board, embark, get onboard
- (to be successful) bloom, blossom, come along, succeed, thrive
- (to become late) get late.
- (to become old) age, become old, get old; see also Thesaurus:to age.
- (to have a good relationship) get along, understand each other or understand one another
- (to board a vehicle) alight from, climb down from, climb off, disembark, exit, get down from, get off, get out of, leave
- (to enter a vehicle) alight, climb down, disembark, exit, get down, get off, get out, leave
- French: monter, enfourcher, embarquer (Québec)
- German: einsteigen
- Russian: сади́ться
- Spanish: montar, cabalgar
- Russian: справляться
- Spanish: tardar
- French: se faire vieux
- Italian: invecchiare
- Russian: старе́ть
- Spanish: envejecer, entrar en años, peinar canas (colloquial)
- Russian: ладить
- Spanish: llevarse bien
- Russian: приступать
- Spanish: manos a la obra
- Expresses surprise or disbelief.