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"get on" in British English

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get on

phrasal verb with get uk   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, ​especiallysuccessfully: How are you getting on in ​your new ​home? We're getting on ​quite well with the ​decorating.

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  • How are you getting on with ​youressay?
  • 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.
  • (CONTINUE)

B2 UK to ​continue doing something, ​especiallywork: 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 ​growold: 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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