get along

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get along

US /ɡet/ 
UK /ɡet/ 

to manage to continue doing something or make progress in a situation

Persian equivalent: 

اداره‌ كردن‌، گرداندن‌


How are you getting along with your schoolwork?

چگونه کارهای مدرسه ات را مدیریت میکنی؟

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

get along

get along phrasal verb (see also get)
 1. if two or more people get along, they have a friendly relationship:
   • We’ve always got along quite well.
  get along with
   • They seem to get along with each other.
 2. to deal with a job or situation or to make progress:
   • How’s Sam getting along at university?
  get along without
   • Don’t worry, we’ll get along without you.
 3. I must/I’d better be getting along spoken used to say that it is time for you to leave, for example because you have something else to do spoken

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

get along


ˌget aˈlongderived


1. (usually used in the progressive tenses) to leave a place

• It's time we were getting along.

2. =  get on

Main entry: getderived

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

get along

get along (DEAL WITH) MAINLY US phrasal verb (MAINLY UK get on)
to deal with a situation, usually successfully:
I wonder how Michael is getting on in his new job?


get along (BE FRIENDLY) MAINLY US phrasal verb (MAINLY UK get on)
If two or more people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other:
I don't really get along with my sister's husband.


get on

get on (MANAGE) MAINLY UK phrasal verb (MAINLY US get along)
to manage or deal with a situation, especially successfully:
How are you getting on in your new flat?
We're getting on quite well with the decorating.


get on (RELATIONSHIP) MAINLY UK phrasal verb (MAINLY US get along)
to have a good relationship:
We're getting on much better now that we don't live together.
He doesn't get on with his daughter.

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary

get along

 1) PHR-V-RECIP If you get along with someone, you have a friendly relationship with them. You can also say that two people get along.
  [V P with n] It's impossible to get along with him...
  [pl-n V P] Although at one point their voices were raised they seemed to be getting along fine.
  get on
 2) PHRASAL VERB Get along means the same as get by.
  [V P prep] You can't get along without water...
  [V P prep] Many older people cannot get along on just their Social Security checks.
  manage, survive


  1. Are you interested in making lists? What kind of list do you usually make?
  2. Do you need plans to start an activity, like learning a new language?
  3. Imagine that you need to plan a party. What kind of details do you include in your plan (number and name of guests, food,…)?
  4. Do you plan your trips or are you a last minute type of person? Do you make a list of things you have to pack?
  5. Don't you think that planning can spoil the fun and surprise of a journey?


  1. Use three adjectives to describe your character?
  2. Mention three characteristics that you wish you had (but you don't)?
  3.  What are three characteristics you have but you don't like them?
  4. Do you think you have a strong personality? Who has the strongest personality in your family? Give examples of his/her behavior.
  5. Is there anyone whom you can't get along with in your family/at work? Why?
  6. Who is a TV personality? Who's your favorite TV Personality?


  1. When was the last time you argued with someone?  What did you argue about?
  2. Who argues most in your family? What about?
  3. Are you OK with arguing or do you prefer to walk away?
  4. Can you get along with people who argue a lot?
  5. Are you usually a winner in arguments?
  6. Do you usually change your mind easily? Are you open to new ideas?
  7. If in the middle of an argument you find out that you are wrong, what will you do?
  8. When you want to tell something important, how do you attract people's attention?
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