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English verb: get through

1. get through (change) finish a task completely


SamplesI finally got through this homework assignment.


Synonymsclear up, finish off, finish up, mop up, polish off, wrap up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)complete, finish


Narrower (hyponym)cap off

2. get through (stative) spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time


Synonymswhile away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pass, spend

3. get through (motion) succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems


SamplesWe finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister.


Synonymscome through


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

4. get through (communication) be in or establish communication with


SamplesOur advertisements reach millions.
He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia.


Synonymscontact, get hold of, reach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)ping, ping, raise

5. get through (cognition) become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions


SamplesIt dawned on him that she had betrayed him.
She was penetrated with sorrow.


Synonymsclick, come home, dawn, fall into place, get across, penetrate, sink in


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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