get+at

  • 1 get at — [v1] attain access, achieve, acquire, arrive, ascertain, gain access, get hold of, reach; concept 120 Ant. lose, miss, pass get at [v2] mean, intend aim, hint, imply, lead up to, purpose, suggest; concept 75 …

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  • 2 get at — ► get at 1) reach or gain access to. 2) informal imply. 3) Brit. informal criticize subtly and repeatedly. Main Entry: ↑get …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 get at — index reach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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 ( …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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) …

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  • 12 get at — verb a) To manage to gain access to. I have a lot of money in my trust fund. I just cant get at it. b) To understand or ascertain by investigation. We need to get at the root cause of all this …

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  • 13 Get at — 1. imply: What are you getting at? ; 2. tamper with: Don t let the kids get at that cord ; 3. annoy: What s got at you? …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 14 get at — Australian Slang 1. imply: What are you getting at? ; 2. tamper with: Don t let the kids get at that cord ; 3. annoy: What s got at you? …

    English dialects glossary

  • 15 get at — phr verb Get at is used with these nouns as the object: ↑root, ↑truth …

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  • 16 get at — Synonyms and related words: annex, approach, arrive at, arrive upon, ascertain, assure, bribe, buy, buy off, certify, cinch, clear up, clinch, come at, come upon, corrupt, decide, determine, dismiss all doubt, ensure, establish, fall upon, find… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 get at — 1》 reach or gain access to.     ↘bribe or unfairly influence. 2》 informal imply. 3》 Brit. informal criticize subtly and repeatedly. → get …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 get at — 1. Discover, determine, ascertain, find out. 2. Reach, make way to, get hold of …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 get at —  1. Mean.  ♠ What is he getting at? What does he mean?  2. Influence (usu. in underhand way).  3. Find fault with.  ♠ His boss is always getting at him.  4. Ridicule …

    A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 20 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