get onto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get onto understand, usually after some initial difficulty "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
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Quotations

  • Germaine Greer
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    “I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.”

Usage

In literature:

And then she gets onto Merlin.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
Then I used to get up and go onto the doorstep to look at the blue sky between the roofs.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
But if I get my hands onto him, oncet!
"The Flight of Pony Baker" by W. D. Howells
Make sure that it gets onto the video networks, I want everyone to see it.
"The Stars, My Brothers" by Edmond Hamilton
Gee, but when I get home I am going to steer the train robbers and burglars onto the idea of always being on praying grounds.
"Peck's Bad Boy Abroad" by George W. Peck
She'll kick some, but you'll get onto that pretty quick.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
No; there's not one chance in ten of his waking up and getting onto it.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
You get up it by hangin' onto two things you find there for the purpose.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
I could get onto the sedan styles in highbrow talk as long as it was in American.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Watch out for ropers and if you get onto a system, play it.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

What ho! she bumps! My wish avails me not,
My work is coarse and Mame is onto me;
So am I never Johnny-on-the-spot
When any wooden Siwash ought to be.
Thus I get busy working up a grouch
Whenever heartless Mame harpoons me - ouch!
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

The driver of a tractor-trailer lost control and crashed while attempting to get onto the ramp to the Commodore Barry Bridge in Chester, Delaware County early Friday morning.
When you get hit and hold onto the ball, those are a lot harder for me.
T he rain fell in frosty sheets, painting outfits onto the nubile young bodies on Chestnut Street, as I waited to get inside Mad River.
When televisions are not anchored to a wall they can topple onto curious kids who grab them or climb-up furniture to get to them.
If you're a photographer and want to get photos or video from your camera or SD card onto your new Lightning dock enabled iPad 4 or iPad mini, Apple has a couple of cables that might be of interest to you.
Sullivan says a vacuum truck was sent out immediately and sewage didn't get onto the beach itself, but it was closed as a precaution.
Crested Butte ski patroller Jim Harlan gets out of the dispatch center and onto the slopes with Karl Plambeck, left, and Jeromy Plouganou.
Kodiak woman gets whisked onto NBC's 'Today' show for makeover.
Perhaps you've wondered what it takes to get all of those items onto the library shelves.
The man told officers he made a wrong turn onto the freeway and was just trying to get home.
Getting all your media onto the Apple iPad can be a frustrating act.
Just in time for a busy weekend on the roads, there's a new way to get onto the West Seattle Bridge.
Get your blades onto Olympic-quality ice at the Kearns Oval .
After getting drunk, the pair went onto a parking deck.
0A few years back, I added a prairie dog hunt onto the front end of a Western pronghorn hunt, reckoning correctly that I could get more bang for my buck by doing a combo.
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In science:

It was found [14, 15] that after a short transient period during which the flavor-components of the asymmetry undergo fast oscillations, they decohere and get pro jected onto the flavor basis.
The importance of N2 leptogenesis
We shall show that defining ϕ = I on V− we get a diffeomorphism of D2 ∪ V − onto D1 ∪ V − .
A new approach to hyperbolic inverse problems II (Global step)
So the probability that an event gets accepted is equal to P (k < 2, 2nτ ) = Γ(2, 2nτ ) = e−2nτ (1 + 2nτ ), which is the probability that in the interval of length 2τ , centered onto the event under discussion (but without counting this event of course) there is one or no hits.
Multiple hits in wire chambers and other particle detectors
To get back to a critical string theory, we locally pro ject onto a T n subspace of the T 2n via a self-duality constraint.
Lectures on Nongeometric Flux Compactifications
Now there is no information problem: any matter falling onto the fuzzball gets absorbed by the fuzz, and is eventually reradiated with all its information, which is just how any other body would behave.
What Exactly is the Information Paradox?
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