get across - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyget across
he/she/itgets across
present participlegetting across
past tensegot across
past participlegot across
  1. to make people understand something

    He sometimes has trouble getting his meaning across in English.

    get something across to someone:

    What message are you trying to get across to the consumer?

    get across how/what etc:

    I was trying to get across how much I admired them.

See also main entry: get