get past - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyget past
he/she/itgets past
present participlegetting past
past tensegot past
past participlegot past
  1. if something such as a proposal gets past someone, or if you get it past someone, it is accepted by someone who has the power to stop it happening
    get past someone:

    The plan for the new library first has to get past the local authority.

    get something past someone:

    Will he be able get these changes past his colleagues on the board?

See also main entry: get