get on with

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get on with (third-person singular simple present gets on with, present participle getting on with, simple past got on with, past participle (UK) got on with or (US) gotten on with)

  1. (transitive) To proceed with; to begin or continue, especially after an interruption.
    Turn off the television and get on with your homework.
    Now that the technical difficulties have been taken care of, let's get on with the show!
    I have to get on with my spring cleaning.
    • 2021 June 30, Tim Dunn, “How we made... Secrets of the London Underground”, in RAIL, number 934, pages 48-49:
      TfL has more than enough to be getting on with each day without having to chaperone TV crews.
    • 2023 April 21, John Crace, “Psycho goes down raging: the liberal wokerati finally get to Raab”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      “Never better,” the Raabster spat back. “Just get on with it. What’s the score?”
  2. (transitive) To have a good relationship with.
    Synonym: get along with
    Peter did not get on with his mother-in-law.
  3. (transitive) To successfully use or adapt to.
    I just can't get on with these new glasses.



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