Definition of 'onto'
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Like many young people, they struggled to get onto the property ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A lot of meetings take place early on in the week before we get out onto the pitch. The Sun (2016)They are definitely onto something. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have to observe these moments and latch onto something. The Sun (2015)To find it and get it onto our side. A Time of War (1993)They needed something to hold onto amid the chaos. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their sole aim was to get through the muck and get onto solid ground once more. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Then a final dip to the right and the skis ease onto something solid. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It can take that long just to get onto the plane. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But she had fastened onto something just as important. Christianity Today (2000)Those buyers not up to speed might find they are left behind in the scramble to get onto the property ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then he might be onto something. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Boss wants us onto something else. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Deal clincher Fantastic support to get you onto your chosen career route. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He persisted; he thought he was onto something. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As soon it went onto something else, he would get up and go into another compartment. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)And the old thing loses its lustre and then you're onto something new. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Critics fear the influx is distorting prices and could hinder Londoners trying to get onto the property ladder. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But we don't know whether the charcoal might also grab onto and get rid of vitamins and minerals. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)After seeing the game you would have expected him to get onto the Man City coach! Times, Sunday Times (2014)So I am led to the pod, where she tells me to get onto the table. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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