- 1 (also get along) used to talk or ask about how well somebody is doing in a particular situation He's getting on very well at school. How did you get on at the interview?
- 2 to be successful in your career, etc. Parents are always anxious for their children to get on. I don't know how he's going to get on in life.
- 3 (also get along) to manage or survive We can get on perfectly well without her. I just can't get along without a secretary.