get at
phrasal 1. to reach effectively 2. to influence corruptly ; bribe 3. to turn one's attention to 4. to try to prove or make clear <
what is he getting at
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • get at — verb 1. reach or gain access to (Freq. 1) How does one access the attic in this house? I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof • Syn: ↑access • Derivationally related forms: ↑accessible ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • get at — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms get at : present tense I/you/we/they get at he/she/it gets at present participle getting at past tense got at past participle got at 1) get at something to manage to reach or touch something I keep the sweets… …   English dictionary

  • get at — {v.} 1. To reach an understanding of; find out the meaning. * /This book is very hard to get at./ 2. To do harm to. * /The cat is on the chair trying to get at the canary./ Compare: GET BACK AT. 3. To have a chance to do; attend to. * /I hope I… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get at — {v.} 1. To reach an understanding of; find out the meaning. * /This book is very hard to get at./ 2. To do harm to. * /The cat is on the chair trying to get at the canary./ Compare: GET BACK AT. 3. To have a chance to do; attend to. * /I hope I… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ at — v 1. To reach an understanding of; find out the meaning. This book is very hard to get at. 2. To do harm to. The cat is on the chair trying to get at the canary. Compare: get back at 3. To have a chance to do; attend to. I hope I have time to get …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get at — 1) PHRASAL VERB To get at something means to succeed in reaching it. [V P n] A goat was standing up against a tree on its hind legs, trying to get at the leaves. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you get at the truth about something, you succeed in discovering… …   English dictionary

  • get at — mean I really don t know what he was trying to get at during the meeting. • to drive at • to get at try or want to say something I don t know what he was driving at in his speech. (from Idioms in Speech) to mean, to intend But look here, you can… …   Idioms and examples

  • get at — 1) it s difficult to get at the pipes Syn: access, get to, reach, touch 2) she had been got at by enemy agents Syn: corrupt, suborn, influence, bribe, buy off, pay off; informal fix, square 3) …   Thesaurus of popular words

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