Get-at meaning

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.

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To manage to gain access to.

I have a lot of money in my trust fund. I just can't get at it.

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To understand or ascertain by investigation.

We need to get at the root cause of all this.

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I don't understand. What are you getting at?

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To persuade by intimidation, to tamper with.

That was a ridiculous verdict. I think the jury was got at.

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(slang) To contact someone.

I've got some things to do for about an hour. After that, get at me.

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