Phrasal Verb: Get at

Phrasal Verb: Get at


Meaning: Criticise

Example: His boss is always GETTING AT him for arriving late.

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Phrasal Verb: Get at


Meaning: Mean

Example: What do you think she's GETTING AT? I've no idea what she wants.

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Phrasal Verb: Get at


Meaning: Be able to reach, find, access

Example: It's on the top shelf and I can't GET AT it.

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Phrasal Verb: Get at


Meaning: Use threats, payments, bribes, etc, to affect someone's testimony or decision

Example: The gangsters GOT AT the jury, who found them not guilty of all charges despite the evidence presented in court.

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