get on
I. phrasal 1. to produce an unfortunate effect on ; upset <
the noise got on my nerves
>
2. to criticize insistently <
the fans got on him for losing the game
>
II. intransitive verb Date: 1816 1. get along <
was getting on in years
>
<
got on well with the boss
>
<
get on with the game
>
2. to gain knowledge or understanding <
got on to the racket
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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