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English verb: get on

1. get on (social) have smooth relations


SamplesMy boss and I get along very well.


Synonymsget along, get along with, get on with


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)relate

2. get on (motion) get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)


Synonymsboard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into


Narrower (hyponym)catch, embark, entrain, ship


Antonymsget off

3. get on (motion) get up on the back of


SamplesMount a horse.


Synonymsbestride, climb on, hop on, jump on, mount, mount up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)remount


Antonymshop out, get off

4. get on (motion) grow late or (of time) elapse


SamplesIt is getting on midnight--let's all go to bed!.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)approach, come near

5. get on (change) appear in a show, on T.V. or radio


SamplesThe news won't be on tonight.


Synonymsbe on


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)air

6. get on (change) develop in a positive way


SamplesHe progressed well in school.
My plants are coming along.
Plans are shaping up.


Synonymsadvance, come along, come on, get along, progress, shape up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)climb, leapfrog


Antonymsretrogress, regress, retrograde

7. get on (change) grow old or older


SamplesShe aged gracefully.
We age every day--what a depressing thought!.
Young men senesce.


Synonymsage, maturate, mature, senesce


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)dote, fossilise, fossilize, turn









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