(third-person singular simple present gets on, present participle getting on, simple past got on, past participle got on (UK), or gotten on (US))
- (intransitive) To board or mount (something), especially a vehicle.
- Please get on the bus as quickly as possible. She has no trouble getting off a bus but has difficulty getting on.
- (intransitive) To be successful.
- John is really getting on at work. I hear John has a new job. How's he getting on? She's getting on very well at school.
- (intransitive, with "with") To progress (with).
- It's time to get on with improving quality.
- (intransitive) To become late.
- Time is getting on. It was getting on for midnight before I went to bed.
- (intransitive) To become old.
- My parents are visibly getting on a bit these days.
- (intransitive) To have a good relationship; to get along.
- I wish you and I could learn to get on.
- To commence (an action).
- The dishes need washing, the floor needs vacuuming, the laundry needs folding. Get on it!
- Expresses surprise or disbelief.