get through

verb

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

intransitive verb

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

we had trouble getting through because of the heavy snowfall
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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20through. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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