Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

get along

 - definition
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyget along
he/she/itgets along
present participlegetting along
past tensegot along
past participlegot along

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1

    get along

    or

    get on

    or

    get on with

    if people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other

    Richard and his sister don't get along.

    get along with:

    I get along well with most of my colleagues.

  2. 2
    to manage to continue doing something or make progress in a situation

    I got along much better in my new job.

    get along with:

    How are you getting along with your schoolwork?

    get along without:

    I couldn't get along without you.

  3. 3
    spoken to leave a place

    You'd better be getting along now.

See also main entry: get

Open Dictionary

breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog