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English definition of “get sth across”

get sth across

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten) us  
B2 to manage to make someone understand or believe something: We tried to get our point across, but he just wouldn't listen. This is the message that we want to get across to the public.
(Definition of get sth across from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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