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get across

verb broadcast, clarify, communicate, communicate effectively, convey, decipher, decode, define, deliver, demonstrate, demystify, descramble, disambiguate, disseminate, elucidate, enlighten, enunciate, explain, explain in plain language, explicate, get through to, illuminate, make crystal clear, particularize, simplify, spell out, tell
See also: annunciate, communicate, convey
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At that time firing was going on across the common, and it was said the first party of Martians were crawling slowly towards their second cylinder under cover of a metal shield.
He considered his projected establishment at the mouth of the Columbia as the emporium to an immense commerce; as a colony that would form the germ of a wide civilization; that would, in fact, carry the American population across the Rocky Mountains and spread it along the shores of the Pacific, as it already animated the shores of the Atlantic.
In the silence that followed, a very bewildeing silence so far as March was concerned, they saw the quaint figure of the Duke of Westmoreland, with his white hat and whiskers, approaching them across the garden.
If the Tin Woodman can chop it down, so that it will fall to the other side, we can walk across it easily.
The rays of the nearer moon, swinging low across the valley, touched his jewel-incrusted harness with a thousand changing lights and glanced from the glossy ebony of his smooth hide.
I will go with thee across the desert and over the mountains, unless perchance I fall to the ground on the way, my father.
As he was trying to think out some plan to distract her attention he heard a wild cry from across the clearing.
Its leisurely approach and the evident confidence with which it moved across the city aroused no suspicion in the minds of the sleepy guard.
When the curtains flapped, grey lights puffed across her.
Not once since his master had departed had he been beyond sight or sound of the bungalow, except when Lady Greystoke chose to canter across the broad plain, or relieve the monotony of her loneliness by a brief hunting excursion.
It was in a better frame of mind that the small force set out across the open country toward the trim and well-kept farm buildings of John Clayton, Lord Greystoke; but disappointment was to be their lot since neither Tarzan of the Apes nor his son was at home.
He let me pry about among a quantity of mildewed and musty manuscripts and I came across this.