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English

Verb

Infinitive
to get on

Third person singular
gets on

Simple past
got on

Past participle
got on (UK), or gotten on (US)

Present participle
getting on

to get on (third-person singular simple present gets on, present participle getting on, simple past got on, past participle got on (UK), or gotten on (US))
  1. (transitive) To board or mount (something), especially a vehicle.
    Please get on the bus as quickly as possible.
  2. (intransitive) To enter a vehicle.
    She has no trouble getting off a bus but has difficulty getting on.
  3. (intransitive) To be successful.
    John is really getting on at work.
  4. (intransitive) To fare or progress.
    I hear John has a new job. How's he getting on?
  5. (intransitive) To become late.
    Time is getting on.
  6. (intransitive) To become old.
    My parents are getting on a bit these days.
  7. (intransitive) To have a good relationship.
    I wish you and I could learn to get on.

Synonyms

  • (to become late): get late
  • (to become old): age, become old, get old

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