What is the meaning of get at?


  • Reach or gain access to.
    • usage: "How does one access the attic in this house"; "I cannot get to the T. V. Antenna, even if I climb on the roof"
  • Influence by corruption.
  • Cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
    • usage: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
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APAWordNet. (2010). get at. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "get at" http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966 (accessed April 22, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, get at, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966>.
MLAWordNet. "get at" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966>