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get at sb

informal
phrasal verb with get uk   us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)

(CRITICIZE)

UK (US usually get on sb) to criticize a person repeatedly: He keeps getting at me and I really don't know what I've done wrong.

(INFLUENCE)

to influence a person illegally, usually by offering them money or threatening them: The accused claimed that the witness had been got at.
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