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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)
  • (RELATIONSHIP)

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. He doesn't get on with his daughter.

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  • (MANAGE)

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? We're getting on quite well with the decorating.

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  • (CONTINUE)

B2 UK to continue doing something, especially work: I'll leave you to get on then, shall I?

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  • (OLD)

be getting on informal

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to be getting old: He's getting on (a bit) - he'll be 76 next birthday.
(Definition of get on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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get on

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
to grow old: Uncle Meade’s getting on in years – he’s 76.
(Definition of get on from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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