get on to

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get on to
get onto
intransitive verb
1 (climb on to) [+bike, horse] montarse en; subir(se) a; [+bus, train] subir(se) a
2 (enter)
we got on to the motorway at junction 15 entramos en la autopista en el acceso número 15
the boat got on to the rocks we need to get on to the motorway at the next junction
3 (enrol on) [+course] matricularse en
I got on to a management trainee course
4 (be elected to) [+committee] ser elegido como miembro de
5 (start talking of) [+subject] empezar a hablar de; (move on to) pasar a; (reach) llegar a
we got on to the subject of money empezamos a hablar de dinero; let's get on to the question of complaints pasemos al tema de las reclamaciones; don't let's get on to that again no empecemos con eso otra vez; by the time they got on to my question there was no time left cuando llegaron a mi pregunta ya no había tiempo
6 (Britain) (contact) ponerse en contacto con; (phone) llamar; (talk to) hablar con
I'll get on to him I got on to the fire brigade and alerted them Get onto HQ immediately!
7 (deal with) ocuparse de
I'll get on to it right away ahora mismo lo hago
8 (get wise to)
how did the Russians get on to us? ¿cómo nos descubrieron los rusos?; how did the press get on to this? ¿cómo se ha enterado la prensa de esto?; the police got on to him at once la policía se puso en seguida sobre su pista
1 (make deal with) poner a trabajar en
we'll get someone on to it first thing in the morning
I'll get my men on to it right away pondré a mis hombres a trabajar en esto enseguida; (send) ahora mismo mando a mis hombres; I'm going to get my dad on to you! le voy a decir a mi papá que te arregle las cuentas
2 (cause to talk about)
we got him on to the subject of drugs logramos que hablase de las drogas; don't get him on to the subject of golf no le des pie para que se ponga a hablar de golf
3 (make a member of)
we need to get some new people on to the committee necesitamos conseguir gente nueva para el comité; necesitamos meter gente nueva en el comité
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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