get through to (someone)

idiom

Definition of get through to (someone) 

1 : to be clearly expressed to and understood by (someone) I've talked to him many times, but I just can't seem to get through to him.

2 : to make a successful telephone call to (someone) Where were you? I've been trying to get through to you (on the phone) all day!

Learn More about get through to (someone)

Share get through to (someone)

Resources for get through to (someone)

Statistics for get through to (someone)

Look-up Popularity

Comments on get through to (someone)

What made you want to look up get through to (someone)? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!