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He climbed onto the roof to get a better view.
A tree fell onto a car, trapping the people inside.
Marilyn emptied her shopping bag onto the carpet.
A spectator ran onto the field and attacked the referee.
Eric can make people laugh merely by walking onto the stage.
Thousands of protesters poured out onto the streets.
Slater was arrested for trying to carry a gun onto the plane.
The refugees were herded onto buses.
She rolled over onto her back and gazed at the ceiling.
Somehow Donovan's name had got onto the list of candidates.
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The kitchen looks out onto a long narrow garden.
an apartment building facing onto Waterloo Street
Internet companies obviously thought they were onto a good thing.
The neighbours have been onto me again about the dogs barking.
Get onto the sales department and find out what's happened.
He knew the police were onto him.
I think you could be onto something here.
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American English version of definition of onto
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
an occasion when a lot of people gather together, especially for a religious festival
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of onto from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.