ˌget ˈon

phrasal verb
British
1) to continue doing something with more effort or more quickly than before
Can we please get on, because there are a lot of things still to discuss.[/ex]
2) same as get along
My parents and I don't get on.[/ex]
She seems to get on with everybody.[/ex]
3) used for asking about or talking about how well someone has done a particular activity
How did you get on in your exams?[/ex]
4) to be successful in life or at work
He is prepared to do anything in order to get on.[/ex]

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  • get — (g[e^]t), n.; pl. {gittin} or {gitim}. A divorce granted by a Rabbi in accordance with Jewish law; also, the document attesting to the divorce. RHUD [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • get — I. verb (got; got or gotten; getting) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse geta to get, beget; akin to Old English bigietan to beget, Latin prehendere to seize, grasp, Greek chandanein to hold, contain Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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