get on Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “get on” in the English Dictionary

"get on" in British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • (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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • (CONTINUE)

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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • (OLD)

be getting on informal

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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)

"get on" in American English

See all translations

get on

phrasal verb with get us   /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past participle gotten /ˈɡɑt·ən/ 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)
What is the pronunciation of get on?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“get on” in British English

    Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
    Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
    by ,
    May 25, 2016
    by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

    Read More 

    Word of the Day

    ray

    a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

    Word of the Day

    convo noun
    convo noun
    May 23, 2016
    informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

    Read More