get across


Definition of get across 

intransitive verb

: to become clear or convincing

transitive verb

: to make clear or convincing we couldn't get our point across

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Examples of get across in a Sentence

what I'm trying to get across is that there simply is no money for the project

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Pedestrians and bicyclists can still use the bridge, but remember that parade watchers line the route along the bridge and getting across it will be slow-going. Rosemarie Stein,, "Traffic advisory: How to get around the 2018 Rose Festival Parade," 8 June 2018 Perhaps this is the year to see whether the Democratic Party will help these candidates get across the finish line in states where voters don't have a track record of backing candidates who are African American and female. Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "New group of black women fighting for seats at the table in Democratic Party," 22 May 2018 In Greece, more than 41% of those age 18 to 24 voted for Syriza in the 2015 election, six points more than the antiestablishment party got across all age groups. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "The Force Behind Europe’s Populist Tide: Frustrated Young Adults," 17 June 2018 But getting across downtown, especially in San Antonio’s oppressive summer heat, can be difficult. Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News, "As e-scooters flow into SA, officials scramble to regulate, but not too much," 6 July 2018 Most of the West still remained no more than a place to get across. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 The Vixen continued to disagree, and eventually decided that her point was not getting across. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "The 10 Most Shocking Moments From the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 Reunion," 21 June 2018 Joe Fredo gets across George Wallace's contentious bombast. Theodore P. Mahne,, "'All the Way' a brilliant political drama from Southern Rep," 29 May 2018 That was what Maria Ojeda wanted to get across to her 4-year-old daughter, Vayda, last week. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Camera captures police officer trying ballet move with girl," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of get across

1911, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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