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Verb: get onto
  1. Understand or realize, usually after some time or initial difficulty
    - catch on [informal], get wise [informal], tumble [informal], latch on [informal], cotton on [informal], twig [Brit, informal], get it, cop on [Brit, informal]
  2. Make contact with

Derived forms: getting onto, gets onto, got onto

Type of: apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig [informal], get the picture, grasp, grok [N. Amer, informal], savvy