get onto - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyget onto
he/she/itgets onto
present participlegetting onto
past tensegot onto
past participlegot onto

or get on to

  1. 1
    get onto someone British to write or speak to someone in order to ask them to do something for you

    You need to get onto your landlord about that leaky roof.

  2. 2
    get onto something to start talking about a subject

    Let’s get on to the next item on our agenda.

    How did we get onto this subject?

  3. 3
    get onto something same as get on (sense 4)

    He managed to get onto a local radio show.

  4. 4
    get onto something same as get on (sense 3)
See also main entry: get