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get at sb

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

to ​criticize a ​personrepeatedly: He ​keeps getting at me and I really don't ​know what I've done ​wrong.
  • (INFLUENCE)

to ​influence a ​personillegally, usually by ​offering them ​money or ​threatening them: The ​accusedclaimed that the ​witness had been got at.
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