get onto
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to begin discussing)
a. empezar a hablar de
When Paul gets onto the subject of motorbikes, it's impossible to shut him up.Cuando Paul empieza a hablar de motos, es imposible hacerlo callar.
b. pasar a
Before we get onto the first item on the agenda, there's something I'd like to say.Antes de pasar al primer punto del orden del día, quiero decir algo.
2. (to become aware of)
a. descubrir
I got onto his music when Simon took me to a concert of his.Descubrí su música cuando Simón me llevó a uno de sus conciertos.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If the newspapers get onto this, you're finished.Si los periódicos se enteran de esto, estás acabado.
The police got onto him through a tipoff from a member of the public.La policía se puso sobre su pista gracias a un dato aportado por un ciudadano.
3. (to be elected to)
a. ser elegido como miembro de
Jerry wants to get onto the executive committee so he can have some influence on policy.Jerry quiere ser elegido como miembro del comité ejecutivo para poder influir en las políticas.
4. (to enroll on)
a. matricularse en
Unfortunately, I didn't fulfill the requirements to get onto the course.Desafortunadamente, no cumplía los requisitos para matricularme en el curso.
5. (to contact) (United Kingdom)
a. ponerse en contacto con
I'm afraid the store can't help you. You need to get onto the manufacturer of the product.Me temo que en la tienda no le podemos ayudar, tendrá que ponerse en contacto con el fabricante del producto.
b. llamar (by telephone)
Why don't you get onto a plumber and get this faucet fixed?¿Por qué no llamas a un plomero que arregle esta canilla?
6. (to start to deal with) (United Kingdom)
a. ocuparse de
The electrician said he'd get onto it as soon as he finishes the job he's doing at the moment.El electricista dijo que se ocuparía de esto en cuanto termine el trabajo que está haciendo ahorita.
7. (to enter a freeway)
a. entrar en
Almost as soon as we got onto the freeway, there was a traffic jam.Casi en cuanto entramos en la autopista, nos encontramos un atasco.
8. (to board or mount)
a. subirse a
With reduced mobility, her mother has difficulty getting onto trains.Por su movilidad reducida, su madre tiene problemas para subirse a los trenes.
b. montarse en (bike or horse)
Saul got onto his horse and galloped off.Saul se montó en su caballo y se fue al galope.
9. (to cause to be placed on)
a. llegar
The mud got onto the carpet when the dog came in from outside.El lodo llegó a la alfombra cuando el perro entró después de estar fuera.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
10. (to cause to deal with)
a. poner a trabajar en
We've had a load of new orders in. Can you get Max onto them?Nos han llegado un montón de nuevos pedidos. ¿Puedes poner a Max a trabajar en ellos?
11. (to cause to start discussing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I tried to get her onto the subject of the will, but she wouldn't be drawn.Intenté hacer que hablara del testamento, pero se negó a decir nada.
I was beginning to wish I'd never got him onto the subject.Empezaba a arrepentirme de haberle dado pie para que hablara del tema.
12. (to cause to be incorporated into)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I think we should get somebody from our branch onto the regional committee.Creo que deberíamos meter a alguien de nuestra sección en el comité regional.
You'll be able to start work as soon as we get you onto the computer system.Podrás empezar a trabajar en cuanto te registremos en el sistema informático.
13.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to send to threaten) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Give that back, or I'll get my dad onto you!¡Duvuélveme eso o te las verás con mi papá!
Xavier says, if I don't pay up, he'll get his heavies onto me.Xavier dice que si no pago, mandará a sus matones para ajustar cuentas.
14. (to manage to place on)
a. poner
Between us, we got him onto the bed and undressed him.Entre los dos conseguimos tumbarlo en la cama y desvestirlo.
15. (introduce something to someone)
a. meter
Andy said he thinks Fred needs rehab. - What a joke! He was the one who got him onto drugs in the first place.Andy dijo que cree que Fred necesita rehabilitación. - ¡Qué chiste! Para empezar, él fue quien lo metió en las drogas.
16. (to cause to be placed on)
a. caer en
I got the mustard onto my shirt.Me cayó la mostaza en mi camisa.
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get onto
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (contact)
a. ponerse en contacto con
2. (move onto subject of)
a. pasar a (hablar de)
they eventually got onto (the subject of) moneyfinalmente pasaron a hablar de (asuntos de) dinero
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