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British Dictionary definitions for get onto

get onto

verb (preposition)
  1. Also: get on to board or cause or help to board (a bus, train, etc)
  2. (intr) to make contact with; communicate with
  3. (intr) to become aware of (something illicit or secret)the boss will get onto their pilfering unless they're careful
  4. (intr) to deliver a demand, request, or rebuke toI'll get onto the manufacturers to replace these damaged goods
See usage note at onto
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