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English definition of “get at something ”

get at something

(REACH) phrasal verb with get    /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/)
to reach something: I keep cleaning supplies on a high shelf where my three-year-old can’t get at them.
(Definition of get at something (REACH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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