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get at something

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )

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to suggest or express something in a way that is not direct or clear: You mean I shouldn’t come tonight – is that what you’re getting at?
Translations of “get at something ”
in Korean -에 이르다…
in Arabic يَصِل إلى…
in Portuguese alcançar algo…
in Catalan abastar ac, arribar a ac…
in Japanese ~に手が届く, ~を取る…
in Italian raggiungere qualcosa…
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