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  • v. To overcome; to endure.
  • v. To complete; to finish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be in or establish communication with
  • v. spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time
  • v. finish a task completely
  • v. succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems
  • v. become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions


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  • The campaign messages did not get through to the targeted audience because of selective exposure, the tendency of individuals to attend to messages that are consistent with their prior attitudes and experiences Hyman and Sheatsley, 1974.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Her plane from Peru had arrived at one-thirty, but it had taken her forty-five minutes to get through immigration and customs.

    The Ark

  • Quark straightened his jacket, wondering if it just might be possible that he had finally managed to get through to these small-lobed, microencephalic aliens.


  • By the time my agents get through with the business, Octavia Pudica will be as close to a goddess as Cornelia the Mother of the Gracchi!

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Ready looked at him, calculating in his head to determine if Hummingbird and Kinseth had had enough time to get through the tunnel and into the Baptist church and praying for direction.


  • I expect that the gate will be secured and that I will have to contrive some way to get through it, but when I press my hand tentatively against one side of the iron scrollwork, hinges creak.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Come simply to see what Canton Star had managed to get through the blockade, and because, like every trader in New York, scenes like this were what he lived for.

    City of Glory

  • Helping the loved one get through the milestone can call for a dose of sentimentality mixed in with the revelry: something to tug at the heartstrings without opening a flood of candle-extinguishing waterworks.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • I entered the classroom stinking of cigarette smoke and booze, unshaved, my mouth like cotton, sure that somehow I could get through the hour, with no notes or lesson plan, then find a morning bar in Opa-Locka, where a vodka collins would sweep all the snakes back into their wicker baskets.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • I just want to get through this week and enjoy two weeks of blessedly school-free winter break.

    Kiss It


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