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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget on with
he/she/itgets on with
present participlegetting on with
past tensegot on with
past participlegotten on with
  1. 1
    get on with something to give your time to something and make progress with it

    The sooner we finish the speeches, the sooner we can get on with the celebration.

    get on with the job/business/work of something:

    Our priority now is to get on with the job of developing a comprehensive test ban treaty.

    get on with doing something:

    Congress must get on with addressing these long-standing issues.

  2. 2
    get on with someone British same as get along
  3. 3
    get on with your life to stop thinking or worrying about something bad that happened in the past and start living a normal life again
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