get across
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get across(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to communicate)
a. hacer entender
I just want to get my view across about your decision.Solo quiero hacerte entender mi opinión sobre tu decisión.
2. (to cross)
a. cruzar
How long does it take to get across town?¿Cuánto tiempo toma cruzar la ciudad?
b. atravesar
Is it very difficult to get across the hills?¿Es muy difícil atravesar las lomas?
3. (to transport across)
a. cruzar
Do you think we can get these bottles of wine across the border?¿Crees que podremos cruzar estas botellas de vino por la frontera?
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4. (to cross)
a. cruzar
This street seems pretty busy. Do you think we can get across?Hay mucho tráfico en esta calle, ¿crees que podemos cruzar?
b. atravesar
The river is very dangerous. You'll never get across.El río es muy peligroso, no vas a poder atravesar.
5. (to be understood)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Are my ideas getting across in this essay?¿Este ensayo comunica bien mis ideas?
Based on your work, it seems like the lesson got across.Viendo tu trabajo, parece que has entendido la lección.
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get across
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
to g an idea/a message acrosshacer entender una idea/un mensaje
to g something across to somebodyhacer que alguien entienda algo
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get across
intransitive verb
[+road] cruzar; [+river, sea, desert] cruzar; atravesar
after we had all got across the road
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (cross road, river etc) cruzar
We've escaped from the east. We got across in a boat the traffic was too busy for them to get across
2 (be understood) [+meaning] ser comprendido; [+person] hacerse entender
the message seems to be getting across parece que está empezando a captar el mensaje; to get across to sb lograr comunicar con algn; hacerse entender por algn
we need to get across to a wider audience
transitive verb
1 (communicate) [+meaning, message] comunicar; hacer entender
actions are what get the message across
she was anxious to get her point across le preocupaba que se entendiese bien lo que quería decir
I had created a way to get my message across while using as few words as possible
2 (transport across) [+people, objects] cruzar
we can use one of the big patrol boats to get you across podemos usar uno de esos barcos patrulleros grandes para cruzaros
Morgan lost no time in getting his men across the Broad River
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