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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.)


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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