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Meaning of “get through” in the English Dictionary

"get through" in British English

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get through

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
to ​succeed in ​talking to someone on the ​phone: I ​tried to ​call her but couldn't get through. I got through to the ​wrongdepartment.
(Definition of get through from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"get through" in American English

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get through

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
  • (COMMUNICATE)

to ​communicate with someone, esp. by ​telephone: I ​tried phoning her, but I couldn’t get through.
(Definition of get through from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"get through" in Business English

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get through

phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (-tt-, got, got, or US gotten)
to ​succeed in ​talking to someone on the ​phone: I ​tried to ​phone but couldn't get through.get through to sb/sth I waited a day and got through to an ​automatedmessage that ​transferred me to an ​employee.
(Definition of get through from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “get through”
in Chinese (Simplified) 用电话联系上, 打通电话…
in Turkish telefonla ulaşmak, bağlantı kurmak…
in Russian дозвониться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用電話聯繫上, 打通電話…
in Polish dodzwonić się, połączyć się…
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