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English definition of “get on with sth”

get on with sth

phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
to start or continue doing something, especially work: Stop talking and get on with it. I like to be left to get on with the job. I suppose I could get on with the ironing while I'm waiting.
(Definition of get on with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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