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get sth across

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually 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.
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