get across


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get across become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him","she was penetrated with sorrow"
    • v get across communicate successfully "I couldn't get across the message","He put over the idea very well"
    • v get across travel across or pass over "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
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  • Ralph Bunche
    Ralph Bunche
    “If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in a person.”
  • Jeff Dewar
    Jeff Dewar
    “Ask yourself, If I had only sixty seconds on the stage, what would I absolutely have to say to get my message across.”


In literature:

Can't you see that we're trying to get this piano across the floor?
"The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces" by John Kendrick Bangs
I must get away; I could use his horse, pretend to be him, if necessary, and before daylight be safely across the river.
"Love Under Fire" by Randall Parrish
The men in charge of the boat were slow and obstinate, and consequently it took a long time for all to get across the river.
"Our Little Korean Cousin" by H. Lee M. Pike
The deck, too, was ankle-deep in water, as I found when I tried to get across to the deck-house sofa.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Be on the look out; if I get across, fling them over to me if you can, and then do as I told you.
"Eric" by Frederic William Farrar
We tried to get across the river but failed.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
Getting an early start in the morning, we struck out across the prairie.
"An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
I've never come across aught like this before, and I'm going to get to the bottom of it.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Can they get across next fall, think you?
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
If we do not run across a sable in that time, I'm afraid we don't get any.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White

In poetry:

The Indians! oh the woods are full
    Of dreadful shapes of men!
Across the open field can she
    Get safely home again?
"York Garrison, 1640" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Chorus: So early in the morning, etc.
It's getting late, we'd better push;
'Tis a good long way across the bush,
And the mob to drive are middling hard;
I do not think we'll reach the yard.
"Mustering Song" by Anonymous Oceania
The chieftain Ben Kamir, tho’ rejected, stayed to plead,
But Abu Khan replied, ‘Thy suit is vain.
I cast aside my kinsmen and I scorn the prophet’s creed;
So get thee to thy tents, across the plain.’
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes
'Unless you ride Vindictive, Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree,
Unless you ride Vindictive to-day at Coulterlee,
And land him safe across the brook, and win the blank for me,
It's you may keep your baby, for you'll get no keep from me.'
"Ballad: Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree" by Charles Kingsley
An' if I took an' died out there, my soul'd never stay
In them sunny Southern latitudes to wait the Judgment Day,
All across the seas from England I should hear the ol' life call,
An' the bloomin' Western Ocean it'd get me after all.
"The Packet Rat" by Cicely Fox Smith
"I must get back," said Gates aloud, and heaved
At his body. But it lay bereaved
Of any power. He could not wait till night….
And he lay still. Blood swam across his sight.
Then with a groan:
"No luck ever. Well! I must die alone."
"Comrades An Episode" by Robert Nichols

In news:

Starting Thursday, same-sex couples will line up across Washington to get their marriage licenses.
Summertime….ahh, lemon-aid stands, Slip-and-Slides across the lawn, family get-togethers and psychotic security guards working at Lake Miramar over the 4th of July.
Over on the obstacle course drivers struggle to get a across the water trap after tackling mud climbs and pits.
Runners' shadows are cast across J Street on a sunny Thursday morning as the 19th annual Run to Feed the Hungry gets under way with the 5-kilometer race.
Though they may get distracted at their monthly meetings, members of the club still manage to produce plenty of knit goods to donate across Western New York.
Imogen is an international model from Australia who has been featured all across the land down under and is looking to get more exposure here in the states.
An Upstate woman who has trouble walking down her long driveway and across the street to get to her mailbox , is trying to get it moved.
Adonika Keron Dillon hopes to get permission soon to hang the sign advertising her business, Adonica's Renewal Majestic Spa, located in a one-story brick house at 3601 Hwy 20 in Conyers, across the street from Honey Creek Plaza.
In Virginia, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each wants to show he's the one who can work across the aisle to get things done.
In Virginia, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each want to show he's the one who can work across the aisle to get things done.
Couples across the world rushed to get married in hopes that 'triple 12 day' will bring good luck.
With news that home prices are going up across the nation, house hunters might be getting a little more anxious when it comes to signing a contract to buy their dream home.
C urrently, one in five legitimate emails is either blocked or routed to the spam folder, says Message Bus, making it difficult for companies relying on email as a primary driver of revenue and brand recognition to get their message across.
Foul- mouthed politicians: Some candidates on the East Coast recently engaged in questionabl language practices to get their points across.
Police say after Maddox was shot, he was able to make it to a house across the street from the warehouse to get help.

In science:

In the first model, diffusive motion is frustrated by the presence of sites where the particle gets trapped for a long time; in the second, there are barriers between sites across which motion is very slow.
Duality between random trap and barrier models
If this energy gets transfered across the horizon, the corresponding entropy transfer will be δSmatter = βlocδE where βloc = βN = (2π/κ)N is the local (redshifted) temperature of the horizon and N is the lapse function.
Thermodynamical Aspects of Gravity: New insights
To get a sample that was both sufficiently large to properly determine the extent of the sdB instability region and the fraction of pulsators across this region, and at the same time undepleted, it was decided to supplement our target lists with stars from the SDSS survey (Stoughton et al. 2002).
A survey for pulsating subdwarf B stars with the Nordic Optical Telescope
However, for a realistic set-up the well defined and sharp edges of the transmission function get smeared out by radial inhomogeneities of the electrostatic potential, ∆Uana , and of the magnetic field strength, ∆Bana , across the analysing plane.
Prototype of an angular-selective photoelectron calibration source for the KATRIN experiment
To get an idea of new possibilities let us consider, for example, the matching across the value φ = φ1 and focus on an expanding universe.
General solution of scalar field cosmology with a (piecewise) exponential potential