Etymology
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get on (v.)

1590s, "to put on," from get (v.) + on (adv.). Meaning "prosper" is from 1785; that of "to advance, make progress" is from 1798; that of "be friendly" (with) is attested by 1816.

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Definitions of get on

get on (v.)
have smooth relations;
Synonyms: get along with / get on with / get along
get on (v.)
get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.);
Synonyms: board
get on (v.)
get up on the back of;
Synonyms: hop on / mount / mount up / jump on / climb on / bestride
get on (v.)
grow late or (of time) elapse;
get on (v.)
appear in a show, on T.V. or radio;
Synonyms: be on
get on (v.)
develop in a positive way;
Synonyms: progress / come on / come along / advance / get along / shape up
get on (v.)
grow old or older;
Synonyms: senesce / age / mature / maturate
From wordnet.princeton.edu