get onto

get onto
a) To move onto an object, especially one on which it is possible to stand.

The child will get onto the merry-go-round.

b) To connect, especially to the Internet or a network.

With my new computer, I can get onto the Internet faster.

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  • get onto — phrasal verb get onto or get on to [transitive] Word forms get onto : present tense I/you/we/they get onto he/she/it gets onto present participle getting onto past tense got onto past participle got onto 1) get onto someone British to write or… …   English dictionary

  • get onto — verb understand, usually after some initial difficulty (Freq. 1) She didn t know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on • Syn: ↑catch on, ↑get wise, ↑tumble, ↑latch on, ↑cotton on, ↑twig, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • get onto — phr verb Get onto is used with these nouns as the object: ↑boat, ↑bus, ↑cart, ↑ladder, ↑scales, ↑subject, ↑team …   Collocations dictionary

  • ˌget ˈonto sb — phrasal verb 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.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • get\ onto — • get on(to) v informal 1. To speak to (someone) roughly about something he did wrong; blame; scold. Mrs. Thompson got on the girls for not keeping their rooms clean. The fans got on the new shortstop after he made several errors. Syn.: jump on 2 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get onto someone — be/get/onto someone phrase to speak to someone in order to complain or ask something The neighbours have been onto me again about the dogs barking. Get onto the sales department and find out what’s happened. Thesaurus: to complainsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌget ˈonto sth — phrasal verb to start talking about a subject How did we get onto this subject?[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • get — /get/ verb past tense got, past participle got especially BrE gotten especially AmE present participle getting RECEIVE/OBTAIN 1 RECEIVE (transitive not in passive) to be given or receive something: Sharon always seems to get loads of mail. | Why… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • onto — W2S1 also on to [ ɔntə before vowels ɔntu $ a:n , o:n ] prep 1.) used to say that someone or something moves to a position on a surface, area, or object ▪ She watched him walk onto the platform. ▪ Don t jump onto (=into) the bus while it s moving …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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