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get on

mainly UK ( mainly US get along) phrasal verb with get
 
 
/ɡet/ verb ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
B1 If two or more people get on, they like each other and are friendly to each other: I never knew that Karen didn't get on with Sue.Being, becoming friends and getting to know someone
B1 to deal with a situation, especially successfully: How's Frank getting on in his new job?Coping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduringActing and actsDealing with things or people
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