- • get on(to)v informal1. To speak to (someone) roughly about something he did wrong; blame; scold.
Mrs. Thompson got on the girls for not keeping their rooms clean.
The fans got on the new shortstop after he made several errors.Syn.: jump on2. See: get along3. To grow older.
Work seems harder these days; I'm getting on, you know.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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get onto — phrasal verb get onto or get on to [transitive] Word forms get onto : present tense I/you/we/they get onto he/she/it gets onto present participle getting onto past tense got onto past participle got onto 1) get onto someone British to write or… … English dictionary
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get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
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