What is the meaning of get at?

verb

  • 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 November 17, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "get at" http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966 (accessed November 17, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, get at, Smart Define, viewed 17 November, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966>.
MLAWordNet. "get at" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 November 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/get_at/definitions/1281966>