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get at sth

phrasal verb with get uk   /ɡet/  us   /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten)
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C1 informal When someone is getting at something, they mean it or are trying to express it: I'm not sure what you're getting at - don't you think I should come tonight? What do you think the poet is getting at in these lines?

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