Meaning of “get across something” in the English Dictionary


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get across something

phrasal verb with get us /ɡet/ verb present participle getting, past participle gotten /ˈɡɑt·ən/ 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)