1. To understand a point of view or opinion.

Examples:

Nothing you say will get through to her when she’s angry.
D.A.R.E. is a drug resistance program that was created to get through to teenagers about the dangers of doing drugs.

  1. To finish an activity.

Examples:

Once I get through with my homework, I can play video games!
We have to read three chapters for class by tomorrow, and I haven’t even gotten through the first chapter.

  1. To make contact with someone.

Examples:

Where have you been? I’ve been trying to get through to you on your cell and office phone.
Due to the storm, no one could get through on their phones.

  1. To manage to pass.

Examples:

It is impossible to get through the crowd of people in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
How did the sparrow get through the window?

  1. When a law or proposal is passed or accepted.

Examples:

Getting a bill through Congress is a tedious process.
Cara and Sascha succeeded at getting their proposal through to the group of investors.

  1. To find comfort and support in a difficult ordeal or test.

Examples: The doctor got his students through their residency program successfully.
I don’t know how I got through that test. It was so hard!

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.