(third-person singular simple present gets at, present participle getting at, simple past got at, past participle (UK) got at, (US) gotten at)
- To manage to gain access to.
- I have a lot of money in my trust fund. I just can't get at it.
- To understand or ascertain by investigation.
- We need to get at the root cause of all this.
- To mean, signify.
- I don't understand. What are you getting at?
- To attack verbally or physically; to annoy, bother.
- He's a bit disheartened. The newspapers have been getting at him again.
- My cat was badly injured after the neighbour's dog got at her.
- To persuade by intimidation, to tamper with.
- That was a ridiculous verdict. I think the jury was got at.
- (slang) To contact someone.
- I've got some things to do for about an hour. After that, get at me.