get through


  • A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink
    A dog breaks a hole through ice to get a drink
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get through finish a task completely "I finally got through this homework assignment"
    • v get through 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 through be in or establish communication with "Our advertisements reach millions","He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
    • v get through succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems "We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister"
    • v get through spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
    • Get through to finish
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  • Alan Lakein
    Alan Lakein
    “One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    “Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.”
  • Jinx Milea
    Jinx Milea
    “One of the best lessons children learn through video games is standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.”
  • Don Marquis
    “Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gitan, to get.


In literature:

Even if one could pass through the line around the office, would he ever be able to get through the streets alive?
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
What are you trying to get through your topknot, anyway?
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
He hoped he would get through it all right and not make a fuss or be a bother to anybody.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
Neuralgia and colds beset me, either by turns or both together, and I had often much to do to get through at night.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
As that's the case, I don't see why I shouldn't start as soon as Carsley gets through.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
The weather would be mild for awhile, and she thought that they could get through.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
If we can get through the day, I think we shall get safely across the frontier.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
If we didn't do things according to a system we'd never get through with the work.
"The Boy Scout Fire Fighters" by Robert Maitland
Well, when he gets through he steps out, turns the key, and rides away.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The little river couldn't get through the wall, so it just filled up behind it.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell

In poetry:

"Not sense to come in when it rains--
Not sense enough for that, you've got.
You'll get a bullet through your brains,
Before you know, as like as not."
"The Raining" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Then I'll try to press hopefully onward,
Thinking often through each weary day,
The toils of the road will seem nothing
When I get to the end of my way.
"Life What We Make It" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Yet she lifted him up, though she had nae help,
But, afore she could get him in,
Her breath cam' thick, an' her knees bent doon,
An' the swat brak' through her skin.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson
Yet we too often shrink
When trials are in view;
Expecting we must sink,
And never can get through.
But could we once believe indeed,
From all these fears we should be freed.
"The Power And Triumph Of Faith" by John Newton
"My son, get knowledge," so said the sage,
For it will benefit you in your old age,
And help you through this busy world to pass,
For remember a man without knowledge is just like an ass.
"The Inauguration of the University College" by William Topaz McGonagall
Some people manage to get through the world!
The Mac-O'Macorkities probably will;
Yet they have their trials, and they have their troubles—
Do hear that "great fattin' pig squailin' for swill!"
"Mac O'Macorkity" by Henry Clay Work

In news:

Dierks Says Fans Helped Him Get Through His Father's Death.
Get through long rides pain free.
They told me that no matter what happened, I would get through .
"Big Four" teams all get through ACC Tourney first round.
Beaufort High principal: "I was trying to motivate a kid, trying to help someone get through ".
'Menopause Makeover': New strategy helps women get through menopause.
"Dangerous not only to the homeowners but for us trying to get through it".
You CAN Get Through It.
Lunches for Learning helps Hondurans get through school.
How to help your man get through andropause.
Feeding strategy needed to get through forage shortage.
Heavy metal CD helps Michael Brewer get through 'the torture hour,' his mom says.
Getting through a rough patch in your weight loss.
Professional golfer Amanda Blumenherst has some tricks to get through a travel-intensive schedule.
Overall, that leads to stronger plants that can get through winter more successfully and handle the occasional overgrazed area.

In science:

If the polarizer and analyzer were originally magnetized in the +z-direction, the passage of the quanton through the analyzer must turn on some interaction that results in the analyzer getting magnetized in the +x-direction.
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
However, we can get an indication of their spectral properties through hardness ratios.
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
Since, the transonic inflow solution passes through the critical point, its behaviour could get radically affected.
Viscosity in spherically symmetric accretion
Namely, replacing in the G2 –invariant theory the octonionic through the quaternionic structure constants and considering all the fields as three–dimensional ones one gets exactly the NT = 2, D = 3 super– BF theory (without matter).
G_2 invariant 7D Euclidean super Yang-Mills theory as a higher-dimensional analogue of the 3D super-BF theory
So we can get some information of trans-Planckian physic through cosmology.
A general condition of inflationary cosmology on trans-Planckian physics