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Get onto   /gɛt ˈɑntu/   Listen
Get onto

Understand, usually after some initial difficulty.  Synonyms: catch on, cotton on, get it, get wise, latch on, tumble, twig.

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"Get onto" Quotes from Famous Books

... off ye'er clothes, whin ye wint home at night? Where was he durin' th' war?' he says. 'He was dhrivin' a grocery wagon f'r Philip Reidy,' says I. 'An' what's he makin' th' roar about?' says th' little man. 'He don't want anny wan to get onto him,' ...
— Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen • Finley Peter Dunne

Words linked to "Get onto" :   apprehend, grok, get the picture, grasp, compass, comprehend, savvy, dig

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