get through (3)

This page is about the phrasal verb get through (3).

Meaning: to reach the person you want to talk to when making a telephone call

For example:

  • get through If you can't get through to my cell phone, call my home number.

  • get through I called your company, but I couldn't get through to a real person. All I got was a series of recorded messages.

Quick Quiz:

I tried calling but I couldn't get through. The line was

a. busy

b. clear

c. occupied

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