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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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