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English definition of “get through”

get through

(COMMUNICATE) phrasal verb with get    /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/)
to communicate with someone, esp. by telephone: I tried phoning her, but I couldn’t get through.
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