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get through

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget through phrasal verb1 do work get through something to do an amount of work We got through half the application forms this morning. We’ve got a lot of work to get through.2 use something get through something informal to use a lot of something You wouldn’t believe the amount of food children can get through in a week!3 spend money get through something informalSPEND MONEY to spend a lot of money He can get through £100 in one evening.4 difficult time get (somebody) through somethingFINISH DOING something to come successfully to the end of an unpleasant experience or period of time, or to help someone do this I don’t know how we’re going to get through the winter. It was their love that got me through those first difficult months.5 PASS A TESTtest/competition get (somebody/something) through (something) to be successful in a test or competition, or to make sure that someone or something is successful I finally managed to get through my driving test. I knew it was going to be difficult to get the car through its MOT test.get (somebody/something) through (something) to Liverpool have got through to the final of the FA Cup.6 reach a person/place to reach a place or person that is difficult to reach to Aid agencies have been unable to get through to the thousands of refugees stranded on the border.7 TELEPHONEby telephone to succeed in speaking to someone on the telephone I tried phoning her office, but I couldn’t get through. to At last I managed to get through to one of the managers.8 new lawPGSCL get (something) through (something) if a new law gets through parliament, or if someone gets it through, it is officially approved Anti-hunting legislation will never get through the House of Lords. Once again we failed to get the Bill through Parliament. get→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
get throughPatrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.The entrance exam is very difficult and only a small minority of candidates get through.Heavy rains have prevented food supplies from getting through.I tried calling my parents, but I couldn't get through.It was not an easy time for Tracy but her friends helped her get through.He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.I finally got through, but it took several minutes.I will never know how I got through that day.Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.Her friends helped her to get through the first awful weeks after Bill died.It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.Reading that book at the last minute was the only thing that got me through the history exam."Oh Jane, how will I ever get through this?" she said, and the tears started flowing again.Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.Did you get through to Mr. McWhirter?By the way, did you get through to Sharon?I hate dealing with the bank over the phone. It takes ages to get through to the right person.Rescue teams finally got through to the survivors by digging a tunnel.Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.get through somethingPatrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.I will never know how I got through that day.Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.get through somethingPatrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.I will never know how I got through that day.Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.get through somethingPatrons get through 200,000 bottles of champagne a year.He gets through a couple of bottles a year for chromatography.I will never know how I got through that day.Parents who grapple with the problem from the start seem to get through the adjustments much better.It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.Jody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.Textiles accounted for just over a third, after a slight increase that got through to profit.Unlike Nelson, we got through without mishap.get (somebody) through somethingJasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.He had to get the message through that they must not advance.He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.So I got into it through those channels ...get (somebody/something) through (something)Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.He had to get the message through that they must not advance.He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.So I got into it through those channels ...get toJody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.A glitch in the customer-service software left customers unable to get through to help lines.How can I get through to him?Get through to Kirov, ask him if he can advance the project.Get through to Müller and tell him to contact me there.They were lucky nobody had got through to that room before, 1 think.More applications will consequently get through to the ultimate decision makers.Has Sol got through to you yet?get toJody sees that the reporter did manage to get through to Dan Williams for a comment.A glitch in the customer-service software left customers unable to get through to help lines.How can I get through to him?Get through to Kirov, ask him if he can advance the project.Get through to Müller and tell him to contact me there.They were lucky nobody had got through to that room before, 1 think.More applications will consequently get through to the ultimate decision makers.Has Sol got through to you yet?get (something) through (something)Jasper got half way through a bowl of ghoulish-looking chowder.Course is three years, get from Intro through Intermediate if yur under nine.I at least finished out the year, and it was Abigail who got me through it.He had to get the message through that they must not advance.He had a manual of casual jobs - things like grape-picking, which had got him through the summer.Most consumers with private health insurance get it through their employers.But it's got to pass through this delicate needle.So I got into it through those channels ...
From Longman Business Dictionaryget through phrasal verb1[intransitive] to succeed in making someone understand something, especially when this is difficultIncluding a joke gives your message impact and more chance of getting through. toThe party seems unable to get through to young voters.2[intransitive] to succeed in having a plan, law etc approved by an official groupHis deficit reduction plan eventually got through Congress.3[intransitive] to succeed in reaching someone by telephoneThe brokers received so many phone calls that many investors couldn’t get through. toIt could take a client up to half an hour to get through to his dealer.4[transitive] get through something to deal with a large number of things in a particular orderWe never seem to get through all the items on the agenda.5[transitive] get through something to manage to come to the end of a difficult situation or experienceThe company got through a major restructuring without making any redundancies.6[transitive] get through something to use a lot of something or spend a lot of moneyHe got through at least $500 every weekend.7[transitive] get through somethingFINANCE if the price of something gets through a particular level on a financial market, it rises above that levelThe failure of the dollar to get through 79.15 yen prompted the sudden sell-off. get→ See Verb table
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Verb table
get
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyget
he, she, itgets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygot
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave got
he, she, ithas got
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad got
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill get
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have got
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam getting
he, she, itis getting
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you, we, theyare getting
Past
I, he, she, itwas getting
you, we, theywere getting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been getting
he, she, ithas been getting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been getting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be getting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been getting
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