from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To move onto an object, especially one on which it is possible to stand.
  • v. To contact a person or organisation about a particular matter.
  • v. To connect, especially to the Internet or a network.
  • v. To scold someone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. understand, usually after some initial difficulty


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  • I was stuck in Dublin Castle, changing the bloody guard, and I’ve pulled a hundred strings to get onto Wellesley’s staff.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • I have said nothing to the police about you or your associates or your surmise about Marko’s death, but they are not donkeys, and I knew they would get onto it.

    The Black Mountain

  • You know, Mr. Hagedorn is down because Scotts' earnings are down, but I would say selling Scotts Miracle-Marijuana-Gro is not the way to get onto a 52-week high with that stock.

    Enter, Stage Right

  • Tumbling in late came Billy Stanton, who won the prize for the first to get onto the playing field.

    Paradise General


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