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Definition of come at phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


come at

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

come at somebody

[no passive]
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to move toward someone as though you are going to attack them She came at me with a knife. (figurative) The noise came at us from all sides.

come at something

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to think about a problem, question, etc. in a particular way synonym approach We're getting nowhere—let's come at it from another angle.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: come at

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