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English definition of “guess at sth”

guess at sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with guess   /ɡes/ us  
to try to imagine something when you have little knowledge or experience of it: There are no photographs of him so we can only guess at what he looked like.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
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