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get at sb

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

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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