get across

verb
got across; got across or gotten across; getting across; gets 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
Recent Examples on the Web That gave the competitive private industry just enough breathing room to get across the finish line with cheap, safe reusable spacecraft to ferry cargo and eventually humans. John Mcwhorter, Washington Post, "Biden Should ...," 15 Jan. 2021 It’s that mindset that Regan wants to get across with the Black Lives Matter memorial wall. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "Volunteers create Black Lives Matter memorial under the Red Line in Rogers Park with the names of people killed by police," 30 Dec. 2020 Experts really wanted to get across the message that some appointments, such as cancer screening, blood tests, physical therapy appointments and dental checkups, should not be delayed too long. Washington Post, "The top wellness topics of 2020 — coronavirus and fitness," 28 Dec. 2020 By late afternoon Wednesday, more than 6,000 trucks were estimated to be trying to get across the Channel, with more than half — around 3,750 — scrunched up at Kent’s disused Manston Airport awaiting their cue to leave. Author: Jo Kearney, Sylvia Hui, Angela Charlton, Anchorage Daily News, "Virus-linked isolation of UK eases but transport gridlock persists," 23 Dec. 2020 Police said the woman hadn’t used a crosswalk or waited until the road was clear before attempting to get across. Ian Duncan, Washington Post, "Woman dies after being hit by SUV while crossing road in Clinton," 28 Nov. 2020 While the city did talk personally with Detroit Avenue business owners about the tree removal and replacement plan, the mayor speculated that the message somehow didn’t get across. John Benson, cleveland, "Councilman ‘alarmed’ after Lakewood removes 6 trees along Detroit Avenue," 21 Oct. 2020 Garbers executed a great play-action fake to buy Nikko Remigio time to get across the field and connected on a 28-yard strike. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks’ offense stopped 3 times in 4th quarter in Cal territory, Bears pull off 21-17 upset: Game at a glance," 5 Dec. 2020 There’s a lot of money at stake, and there will be both incentives and pressure for schools to get across the finish line. John Talty | Jtalty@al.com, al, "Are the SEC’s postponements the start of a bad trend?," 11 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of get across

1911, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of get across was in 1911

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27 Jan 2021

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“Get across.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20across. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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