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get onto

1. To step aboard a mode of transportation (such as a train or airplane). I think you'll feel better once we've gotten onto the plane and are headed for Hawaii. As soon as I got onto the train, the conductor announced a delay.
2. To figure out that someone is doing something in secret. Keep your voice down, we don't want mom to get onto us! The police are here—somebody's gotten onto us!
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She then talked about the passenger who had gotten onto the wrong plane.
The malware appears to have gotten onto users' computers from one of roughly a hundred variants of fake anti-virus, or 'fake AV' software that has been in circulation for a while," security engineer Damian Menscher wrote on Google blog.
Kallstrom was asked how PETN - a powerful explosive used by commercial blasters as well as terrorists - could have gotten onto the jetliner if not as part of a bomb or a missile.
Also, be aware of oil that may have gotten onto items like shoes, garden tools, and clothing - even pets.
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