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"get sth across" in British English

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get sth across

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
B2 to ​manage to make someone ​understand or ​believe something: We ​tried to get ​our pointacross, but he just wouldn't ​listen. This is the message that we ​want to get ​across to the ​public.

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(Definition of get sth across from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"get sth across" in Business English

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get sth across

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
to make someone understand or believe something: He has no trouble getting his ​point across. We have yet to clearly get across the ​message that we've got this indepth set of ​products.
(Definition of get sth across from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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