get through


got through; got through or gotten through; getting through; gets through

intransitive verb

: to reach a destination
: to gain approval or a desired outcome
: to become clear or understood
our warnings finally got through to him
: to complete a communications connection

Example Sentences

we had trouble getting through because of the heavy snowfall
Recent Examples on the Web There was a lot to get through. CBS News, 16 Apr. 2023 Last year, during a late-season game against Southport, Shaw wasn't at his best and coach Chris Ulrey knew his righty needed a little extra motivation to get through the outing. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Apr. 2023 With scheduled starter Michael Person nursing a sore finger, the Rockets erred on the side of caution and were planning on using a bullpen day to get through the game. Paul Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 4 Apr. 2023 Lisco, meanwhile, shared that the cast used humor to get through filming, which is apparent from the actors’ takes below. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Apr. 2023 In addition to this, Craig Mazin has already said that Part 2 of the game will probably require two seasons to get through, because of its size. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 Though there are only a handful of golden buzzers to hand out, contestants can still try to get through to the live shows. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 31 Mar. 2023 Like other companies that boomed during the pandemic, Etsy has seen business edge down from stratospheric highs when Americans en masse bought $740 million worth of masks from the site, as well as home goods to get through lockdowns and slower social life. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2023 From there, his responsibility becomes two-fold: Picking the doors and making sure to get through them. Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of get through was in 1589

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“Get through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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