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“get sth across” in British English

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get sth across

phrasal verb with get uk /ɡet/ 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 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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  • The novel is good at getting the experience of war across to the reader.
  • The campaign had clearly failed to get its message across to the public.
  • The speaker reiterated the main points he was trying to get across to the audience.
  • Do you think he managed to get his ideas across?
  • She usually wastes no time in getting her points across.

(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 /ɡet/ us 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)