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get at something

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
  • (SUGGEST)

to ​suggest or ​express something in a way that is not ​direct or ​clear: You ​mean I shouldn’t come ​tonight – is that what you’re getting at?

get at something

phrasal verb with get  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past participle gotten  /ˈɡɑt·ən/ or got  /ɡɑt/ )
  • (REACH)

to ​reach something: I ​keepcleaningsupplies on a high ​shelf where my three-year-old can’t get at them.
(Definition of get at something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “get at something ”
in Arabic يَصِل إلى…
in Korean -에 이르다…
in Portuguese alcançar algo…
in Catalan abastar ac, arribar a ac…
in Japanese ~に手が届く, ~を取る…
in Italian raggiungere qualcosa…
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