get across something Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “get across something” in the English Dictionary

"get across something" in American English

See all translations

get across something

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
to communicate an idea or message successfully: I hoped to get across the idea that a community is more than just a bunch of people living in one place. Our ideas are better and we need to find a different way of getting that across.
(Definition of get across something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get across something?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More