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Definition of get at phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

get at

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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(usually used in the progressive tenses) to keep criticizing somebody He's always getting at me. She feels she's being got at.

get at somebody

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get at something

 
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to reach somebody/something; to gain access to somebody/something The files are locked up and I can't get at them.
to learn or find out something The truth is sometimes difficult to get at.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: get at

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