A librarian says this to give a student assistance.

Let's get you going on looking for those journals then.

Does "get" mean "make" or "start"?

I looked up two different meanings in the dictionary.

  • to make, persuade in Entry 17 Source
  • start in Entry 18. Source

My thought on this is that "go on" means "continue". So I think the meaning "make" is suitable in this situation.

Do you have any thought on that?

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    It's like get him talking in No. 17, with the sense 'cause/help you to start'. Dec 16 '20 at 15:48
  • @DhanishthaGhosh The layout looks clear, thx. Dec 16 '20 at 18:02
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    Get going is its own idiom. Dec 16 '20 at 20:16
  • I happen to realise that No.17 has an implicit meaning of 'to start'. It is unlike No. 18 which has explicit or obvious meaning of 'to start'. Although both share the same sense in that. Dec 21 '20 at 3:44

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