get across

This page is about the phrasal verb get across.

Meaning: to communicate something or make something understood by others

Synonym: get over, convey, put across

For example:

  • get sth across I've studied English for years, but I still have trouble getting my ideas across in a conversation.

  • get across sth A good advertisement gets across whatever it is that makes a product seem essential to buyers.

Quick Quiz:

In which job do you need to be really good at getting ideas across to other people?

a. a farmer

b. a jockey

c. a teacher

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Contributor: Matt Errey