get along

When you get along with someone, you're friendly or compatible with them. A babysitter might promise to take his charges out for ice cream if they can get along with each other for an hour.

Some brothers and sisters get along well, while others fight like cats and dogs. Countries that are allied tend to get along better than those that are in conflict — think of the Civil War, when the North and the South of the United States didn't get along. You can also use this phrase to mean "progress" or "manage to survive," so you might say, "I could never get along without pizza!"

Definitions of get along
  1. verb
    have smooth relations
    “My boss and I get along very well”
    synonyms: get along with, get on, get on with
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    type of:
    have or establish a relationship to
  2. verb
    proceed or get along
    synonyms: come, do, fare, make out
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    type of:
    go, proceed
    follow a certain course
  3. verb
    develop in a positive way
    synonyms: advance, come along, come on, get on, progress, shape up
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    regress, retrograde, retrogress
    get worse or fall back to a previous condition
    improve one's social status
    progress by large jumps instead of small increments
    type of:
    grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
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