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English definition of “get on to/onto sth”

get on to/onto sth

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten) us  

(SUBJECT)

to start talking about a different subject: How did we get on to (the subject of) your grandmother's cat?Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much

(PERSON)

UK to speak or write to a person or organization because you wanthim, her, or it to help you in some way: Did you remember to get on to the plumber about the shower?Communicating and keeping in touch
(Definition of get on to/onto sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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