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


get at

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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get at somebody/something

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to reach someone or something; to gain access to someone or something The files are locked up and I can't get at them.

get at something

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to learn or find out something The truth is sometimes difficult to get at.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: get at

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