Translation of "get on" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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get on

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


B1 UK US also UK get along to have a good relationship

We're getting on much better now that we don't live together. 我们不住在一起了,关系处得好多了。
He doesn't get on with his daughter. 他和女儿关系闹得很僵。

More examples

  • We haven't been getting on recently.
  • It's important that you get on with your colleagues.
  • Do you get on with your brother?
  • They got on better when they were children.
  • He gets on with everyone.


B1 UK US also UK get along to manage or deal with a situation, especially successfully

How are you getting on in your new home? 你在新公寓里住得还好吧?
We're getting on quite well with the decorating. 我们的装修进展不错。

More examples

  • How are you getting on with your essay?
  • How are you getting on with your new car?
  • He seems to be getting on well in his new job.
  • How did you get on with the questions I set you?
  • I'll have to wait for the results to see how I got on with my exams.


B2 UK to continue doing something, especially work

I'll leave you to get on then, shall I? 我就交给你来继续做,好不好?

More examples

  • I'd better not stop now, I need to get on.


be getting on informal

More examples

  • He must be getting on a bit now.
  • My dad would love to help but he's getting on a bit now.
  • I should think he's into his eighties by now - he's getting on.
  • You forget - I'm getting on. I'm not as young as I used to be.
  • I suppose they're getting on now and they've had various friends die.

to be getting old

He's getting on (a bit) - he'll be 76 next birthday. 他(有点)老了——下次再过生日就76岁了。


be getting on UK informal

If you say it's getting on, or time is getting on, you mean it is becoming late.

It's getting on - we'd better be going. 不早了——我们最好走吧。
getting on for UK US going on


He must be getting on for 80 now. 他现在一定快到80岁了。
It was getting on for midnight. 时间临近午夜了。

(Translation of “get on” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)