See also: onto, ónto, öntő, onto-, and -onto


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on to

  1. Upon; on top of.
    My cat just jumped on to the keyboard.
  2. (informal) Aware of.
    The thought-police were on to my plans of world domination.
    • 2022 January 12, Ross Douthat, “Let’s Not Invent a Civil War”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Fortunately “the F.B.I. was on to them” and foiled the plot, but the alleged kidnapping conspiracy, Walter argues, is a harbinger of worse to come.
  3. Used to indicate, or signpost, logical progression to a new topic in a talk or discourse.
    Now. On to the system of active water uptake.
    Let's go on to item 3 in the list.


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