Meaning of “get on” in the English Dictionary

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"get on" in British English

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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)

"get on" in American English

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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)

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