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get at something

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

to reach something: I keep cleaning supplies on a high shelf where my three-year-old can’t get at them.
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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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