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    Hi,
    Can i find out its mean???

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    To "get past" something is to stop worrying about it and continue on with your life.

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    Hmm...
    "Get someone past" Actually, I wonder its another meanings. Aren't there no meanings else that???

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    It would still be the same meaning. If you got a failing grade in English, you might hire a tutor who would help you get past your failure (put it into your past and move ahead) and continue your study of English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner
    To "get past" something is to stop worrying about it and continue on with your life.

    More common in BE for this meaning is "get over it". Get past can also mean to overtake someone (in a car or on foot) and as alternative to "get through" when you are in a crowd.

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    Here is the my original sentence. I can not decide. Please, help me...

    "I know a password that'd get you past his door guard."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerim
    Here is the my original sentence. I can not decide. Please, help me...

    "I know a password that'd get you past his door guard."

    This seems to match my suggestion of "get through". You could also use the verb circumvent.

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    Yeah, now i can understand clearly. OK, Thanks for your help.

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    'Get' often suggests 'successful completion', like the perfective verbs in Slav languages. A footballer wants to get past his opponent, in your example one wishes to get past the guard. Similar: get home - successfully arrive home. Get married, get to sleep, get well, get over, get through, get rich....

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