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English verb: get across

1. get across (communication) communicate successfully

SamplesI couldn't get across the message.
He put over the idea very well.

Synonymsput over

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across

2. get across (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 through, penetrate, sink in

Pattern of useSomething ----s


3. get across (motion) travel across or pass over

SamplesThe caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.

Synonymscover, cross, cut across, cut through, get over, pass over, track, traverse

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

Narrower (hyponym)bridge, course, crisscross, drive, ford, hop, jaywalk, stride, take, tramp, walk

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