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onto

preposition ( also on to)
 
 
/ˈɒntuː/
MOVING B1 used to show movement into or on a particular place: The sheep were loaded onto trucks. Can you get back onto the path?On or off
hold/grip, etc onto sth to hold something: Hold onto my hand before we cross the road.Having in your hands
TALKING B2 used to show that you are starting to talk about a different subject: Can we move onto the next item on the agenda?Continue and last
be onto sb to know that someone has done something wrong or illegal: She knows we're onto her and she's trying to get away. Who put the police onto (= told the police about) her?Aware
be onto sth to know or discover something useful or important: Researchers think they may be onto something big. Can you put me onto (= tell me about) a good dentist?Finding and discovering
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