get across

verb
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 Thousands of people showed up at the Berlin Wall, trying to get across. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary: Brevard County veteran recalls watching the wall fall," 8 Nov. 2019 Virtually none of these senators can get reelected without the third of Republicans who adore Trump, but the vulnerable ones need more than just the Trumpers to get across the finish line. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "The Senate GOP’s No-Win Scenario," 9 Oct. 2019 Video footage on Twitter showed a large truck almost getting across the bridge and then tumbling backward as the bridge collapsed into the water. Ralph Jennings, Anchorage Daily News, "Divers search for victims after bridge falls into Taiwan bay, crushing boats," 1 Oct. 2019 Video footage on Twitter showed a large truck almost getting across the bridge and then tumbling backward as the bridge collapsed into the water. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims," 1 Oct. 2019 On final drive, goal was to get across the 35-yard line. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, 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. SI.com, "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

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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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5 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Get across.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/got%20across. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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