Meaning of “get on (sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"get on (sth)" in British English

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get on (sth)

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

A2 to go onto a bus, train, aircraft, or boat:

I think we got on the wrong bus.

More examples

  • Pay the driver as you get on.
  • Show your boarding pass as you get on.
  • When he heard the news, Simon got on the next train to London.
  • The old woman had difficulty getting on to the bus.
  • A lot of people usually get on the train at Cambridge.

(Definition of “get on (sth)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)