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1. Also: get on to board or cause or help to board (a bus, train, etc)
2. (intr) to make contact with; communicate with
3. (intr) to become aware of (something illicit or secret): the boss will get onto their pilfering unless they're careful.
4. (intr) to deliver a demand, request, or rebuke to: I'll get onto the manufacturers to replace these damaged goods.
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|Verb||1.||get onto - understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"|