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Definition of onto preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɔntə//
    , NAmE//ˈɑntu//
    , NAmE//ˈɔntu//
    on to
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  1. 1used with verbs to express movement on or to a particular place or position Move the books onto the second shelf. She stepped down from the train onto the platform.
  2. 2used to show that something faces in a particular direction The window looked out onto the terrace.
  3. Phrasal Verbsbe onto somebodybe onto something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: onto