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to succeed or cause or help to succeed in an examination, test, etc
to bring or come to a destination, esp after overcoming problemswe got through the blizzards to the survivors
(intr, adverb) to contact, as by telephone
(intr, preposition) to use, spend, or consume (money, supplies, etc)
to complete or cause to complete (a task, process, etc)to get a bill through Parliament
(adverb foll by to) to reach the awareness and understanding (of a person)I just can't get the message through to him
(intr, adverb) US slang to obtain illegal drugs
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Other Idioms and Phrases with get through
Reach the end, finish, complete, as in Now that our computer system is working again, I should get through by mid-afternoon. It is also put as get through with, as in As soon as we get through with painting the kitchen, I'll call you. [Mid-1600s]
Succeed in passing or surviving something, as in This epidemic is awful, but I'm sure we'll get through it somehow. [Mid-1700s]
Also, get through to someone. Make contact with or reach someone, as in After trying to reach them all night, we got finally through, or He tried to get through to the family. [Late 1800s]
Also get through to. Make oneself understood, as in Am I getting through to you? [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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