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Definition 1: develop in a positive way - [verb of change]

Samples where get on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He progressed well in school
  • My plants are coming along
  • Plans are shaping up

Synonyms for get on in the sense of this definition

(get on is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of get on ) improve one's social status

"This young man knows how to climb the social ladder"

(... is a kind of get on ) progress by large jumps instead of small increments

Definition 2: appear in a show, on T.V. or radio - [verb of change]

Samples where get on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news won't be on tonight

Synonyms for get on in the sense of this definition

(get on is a kind of ...) be broadcast

"This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."

Definition 3: grow old or older - [verb of change]

Samples where get on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She aged gracefully
  • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
  • Young men senesce

Synonyms for get on in the sense of this definition

(get on is a kind of ...) grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

"A flower developed on the branch" "The country developed into a mighty superpower" "The embryo develops into a fetus" "This situation has developed over a long time"

(... is a kind of get on ) become officially one year older

"She is turning 50 this year"

(... is a kind of get on ) become mentally inflexible

(... is a kind of get on ) be foolish or senile due to old age

Definition 4: get up on the back of - [verb of motion]

Samples where get on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mount a horse

Synonyms for get on in the sense of this definition

(get on is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of get on ) mount again

"he remounted his horse"

Definition 5: grow late or (of time) elapse - [verb of motion]

Samples where get on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It is getting on midnight--let's all go to bed!

(get on is a kind of ...) come near in time

"Winter is approaching" "approaching old age"

Definition 6: get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for get on in the sense of this definition

(get on is a kind of ...) to come or go into

"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"

(... is a kind of get on ) go on board

(... is a kind of get on ) board a train

(... is a kind of get on ) reach in time

"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

Samples where get on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My boss and I get along very well

Synonyms for get on in the sense of this definition

(get on is a kind of ...) have or establish a relationship to

"She relates well to her peers"

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