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get on to/onto sth

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

(SUBJECT)

to start talking about a different subject: How did we get on to (the subject of) your grandmother's cat?

(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?
Translations of “get on to/onto sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 話題, 轉而談論,開始討論(另一話題)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 话题, 转而谈论,开始讨论(另一话题)…
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