get across

verb
1. communicate successfully (Freq. 1)
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I couldn't get across the message

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He put over the idea very well

Syn: ↑put over
Hypernyms: ↑communicate, ↑pass on, ↑pass, ↑pass along, ↑put across
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions (Freq. 1)
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It dawned on him that she had betrayed him

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she was penetrated with sorrow

Syn:
Cause: ↑understand
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

3. travel across or pass over
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The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑crossing (for: ↑cross), ↑track (for: ↑track), ↑traverse (for: ↑traverse), ↑traverser (for: ↑traverse), ↑traversal (for: ↑traverse)
Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑go through, ↑go across
Hyponyms:
tramp, ↑stride, ↑walk, ↑crisscross, ↑ford, ↑bridge, ↑jaywalk, ↑drive, ↑take, ↑course, ↑hop
Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

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[verb]
1. cross, ford, negotiate, pass over, traverse
2. communicate, bring home to, convey, impart, make clear or understood, put over, transmit

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intransitive verb
: to become clear or convincing

her thesis … would never get across if she didn't know how to make people in action both probable and interesting — H.C.Webster

: to make clear or convincing

there will be cash to help get this point across — Helen Fuller

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get across (informal)
To communicate successfully
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Main Entry:get

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ˌget a ˈcross [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they get across he/she/it gets across present participle getting across past tense got across past participle got across] phrasal verb
to make people understand something

He sometimes has trouble getting his meaning across in English.

get something across to someone:

What message are you trying to get across to the consumer?

get across how/​what etc:

I was trying to get across how much I admired them.

Thesaurus: to make something easier to understandsynonym
Main entry: get

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get across [phrasal verb]
1 : to be clearly expressed to and understood by someone

I hope my point has finally gotten across to you. [=I hope you finally understand what I am trying to say]

2 get (something) across or get across (something) : to express (something) clearly so that it is understood

I don't know if I was able to get my point across to you.

a politician who is trying hard to get his message across (to the voters)

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Main Entry:get

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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