get through

get through
phrasal verb
Word forms "get through":
present tense I/you/we/they get through he/she/it gets through present participle getting through past tense got through past participle got through
1)
a) get through something
[transitive] to manage to deal with a difficult situation or to stay alive until it is over

The refugees will need help to get through the winter.

I just have to get through the first five minutes of my speech, and then I'll be fine.

b) get someone through/get someone through something to help someone to deal with a difficult situation or to stay alive until it is over

She was relying on luck to get her through.

He needs a lot of coffee to get him through the day.

2) [intransitive] to be connected to a place by telephone

I couldn't get through – the line was engaged.

get through to:

I finally got through to Warren on his mobile.

3) get through something
[transitive] to finish dealing with some work, a subject etc

There was a lot to get through in the meeting.

4)
a) get through something
[transitive] to reach a good enough standard to pass a test

How did he ever get through his driving test?

b) get someone through something
[transitive] to help someone pass a test etc
5) get through something
[transitive] British to use or finish something

How do we get through so much milk?

6)
a) get something through something
[transitive] to have a new law accepted by a parliament

Getting a bill through Congress is a long process.

b) [intransitive] if a law gets through, it is accepted by a parliament

English dictionary. 2014.

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