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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·long adv.
 1. By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
    Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung.   --Dryden.
 2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
    We will go along by the king's highway.   --Numb. xxi. 22.
 He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
 And chased us south along.   --Coleridge.
 3. In company; together.
    He to England shall along with you.   --Shak.
 All along, all through the course of; during the whole time; throughout.  “I have all along declared this to be a neutral paper.” --Addison.
 To get along, to get on; to make progress, as in business. “She 'll get along in heaven better than you or I.” --Mrs. Stowe.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Get v. i.
 1. To make acquisition; to gain; to profit; to receive accessions; to be increased.
    We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get.   --Shak.
 2. To arrive at, or bring one's self into, a state, condition, or position; to come to be; to become; -- with a following adjective or past participle belonging to the subject of the verb; as, to get sober; to get awake; to get beaten; to get elected.
    To get rid of fools and scoundrels.   --Pope.
    His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.   --Coleridge.
 Note:It [get] gives to the English language a middle voice, or a power of verbal expression which is neither active nor passive. Thus we say to get acquitted, beaten, confused, dressed.
 Note:Get, as an intransitive verb, is used with a following preposition, or adverb of motion, to indicate, on the part of the subject of the act, movement or action of the kind signified by the preposition or adverb; or, in the general sense, to move, to stir, to make one's way, to advance, to arrive, etc.; as, to get away, to leave, to escape; to disengage one's self from; to get down, to descend, esp. with effort, as from a literal or figurative elevation; to get along, to make progress; hence, to prosper, succeed, or fare; to get in, to enter; to get out, to extricate one's self, to escape; to get through, to traverse; also, to finish, to be done; to get to, to arrive at, to reach; to get off, to alight, to descend from, to dismount; also, to escape, to come off clear; to get together, to assemble, to convene.
 To get ahead, to advance; to prosper.
 To get along, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.
 To get a mile (or other distance), to pass over it in traveling.
 To get among, to go or come into the company of; to become one of a number.
 To get asleep, to fall asleep.
 To get astray, to wander out of the right way.
 To get at, to reach; to make way to. To get away with, to carry off; to capture; hence, to get the better of; to defeat.
 To get back, to arrive at the place from which one departed; to return.
 To get before, to arrive in front, or more forward.
 To get behind, to fall in the rear; to lag.
 To get between, to arrive between.
 To get beyond, to pass or go further than; to exceed; to surpass. “Three score and ten is the age of man, a few get beyond it.” --Thackeray.
 To get clear, to disengage one's self; to be released, as from confinement, obligation, or burden; also, to be freed from danger or embarrassment.
 To get drunk, to become intoxicated.
 To get forward, to proceed; to advance; also, to prosper; to advance in wealth.
 To get home, to arrive at one's dwelling, goal, or aim.
 To get into. (a) To enter, as, “she prepared to get into the coach.” --Dickens. (b) To pass into, or reach; as,  a language has got into the inflated state.” --Keary.
 To get loose or To get free, to disengage one's self; to be released from confinement.
 To get near, to approach within a small distance.
 To get on, to proceed; to advance; to prosper.
 To get over. (a) To pass over, surmount, or overcome, as an obstacle or difficulty. (b) To recover from, as an injury, a calamity.
 To get through. (a) To pass through something. (b) To finish what one was doing.
 To get up. (a) To rise; to arise, as from a bed, chair, etc. (b) To ascend; to climb, as a hill, a tree, a flight of stairs, etc.