get through

verb

Definition of get through

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

Examples of get through in a Sentence

  1. we had trouble getting through because of the heavy snowfall

First Known Use of get through

1589

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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