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English definition of “get at sth”

get at sth

(SUGGEST) informal phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US gotten)
C1 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?Suggestions and proposals
(Definition of get at sth (SUGGEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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