- 1 to use up a large amount of something We got through a fortune while we were in New York!
- 2to manage to do or complete something Let's start—there's a lot to get through.
(British English) to be successful in an exam, etc.
to help somebody to be successful in an exam She got all her students through the exam.
to be officially accepted; to make something be officially accepted They got the bill through Congress.
- 1 to reach somebody Thousands of refugees will die if these supplies don't get through to them.
- 2 to make contact with somebody by telephone I tried calling you several times but I couldn't get through. See related entries: Making calls