get across

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 On final drive, goal was to get across the 35-yard line. Tom Green |, al, "What Gus Malzahn said about Tulane, Bo Nix and more on ‘Tiger Talk’," 5 Sep. 2019 City regained their lead when Aguero got across his man and latched onto another superb De Bruyne cross., "Man City 2-2 Spurs: Report, Ratings & Reaction as VAR Rules Out Late City Winner," 17 Aug. 2019 Instead of driving straight across all four lanes and risking a T-bone crash, drivers first have to make a right turn and then a U-turn to get across or go left. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "Been through a ‘reduced conflict intersection’? They’re getting more common — and this one has a new twist," 11 July 2019 There are underground tunnels all over Disneyland that allow characters to get across the park quickly and help to make sure customers never see employees in their street clothes. Jelani Addams Rosa, Seventeen, "13 Super Cool Secrets You Never Knew About Disneyland," 18 July 2014 Senegal center-back Salif Sané got across to make a block and appeared to have done enough, but the ball looped high into the Cairo night -- almost comically high -- and somehow kissed the underside of the crossbar and nestled into net. Matias Grez, CNN, "Algeria crowned Africa Cup of Nations champion after beating Senegal," 19 July 2019 In the end, Federer just couldn’t quite get across the finish line. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Roger Federer will not forget the sting of this Wimbledon loss to Novak Djokovic," 14 July 2019 Their experience is that most deals, even in a revitalizing market like Detroit, still need a lot of help to get across the finish line. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit recovery strong enough to fly on its own? No, development boss says," 2 July 2019 The odds of getting across to the U.S. no longer seem promising. Dallas News, "Mexico wrestles with its identity as the national guard helps Trump and López Obrador crack down on migrants," 29 June 2019

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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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