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verb
to cross or cause or help to cross
(adverb) to be or cause to be readily understood
(intr, preposition) informal to annoyher constant interference really got across him
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get across

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Also, get it across. Make understandable or clear, as in I tried to get my point across, or He'll have to get it across to the others. [Late 1800s]

2

Also, come across. Be convincing, impress on others, as in How can I get across to the students? or The headmaster's announcement comes across as a criticism of the faculty. [c. 1920] Also see put across.

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