Learn English phrasal verbs | Get through

How do you get through an exam? How do you get through to someone who doesn't understand you? Find out all the meanings of 'get through' to understand English phrasal verbs...

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

To get through something means to be successful at something which is difficult.

You could get through a test or an exam, for example. So it's difficult to do but you get through it, which means you are successful. You could say: 'I got through my driving test'. It was difficult but I passed. You could get through another difficult situation as well.

You could get through a storm, which means to pass through a storm and survive.

We use get through a lot when we're talking about making a phone call. So if you're trying to speak to somebody...if you ring a company for example and you want to speak to a certain person and you manage to speak to them, you say: 'I got through! I got through to the right person!' In the same way, if you can't speak to the right person, you would say: 'I didn't get through!' or 'I couldn't get through!'

You could get through a reserve of something. So if you have a certain amount of food or money, but you eat all the food or you spend all the money, you could say: 'We got through everything!' We got through all the food, we got through all the money and there's none left!

If you're trying to talk to someone who doesn't understand you very well, you could say: 'I couldn't get through to him!' I couldn't make him understand, I couldn't explain to him. 'I couldn't get through to him!' If you're trying to speak to your girlfriend for example and you're having an argument and she won't listen to you, but in the end you make her see your point of view, you could say: 'I got through to her in the end!'

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