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    Question GET TO

    Hi everone.
    What does "get to someone" mean, exactly? For example:

    1. They got to me
    2. They're getting to us
    3. It gets to me.

    Thanks a milion.

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    Re: GET TO

    In this context, it means to bother, or make upset - cause a negative emotional response.
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    Re: GET TO

    I agree about the emotional response, but it not always negative. "I watched a commercial about starving children. Those kids really got to me."

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    Re: GET TO

    As always, context makes all the difference.

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    Re: GET TO

    Each one of your example sentences needs a full stop at the end. Also note the correct spelling of "every​one".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: GET TO

    Quote Originally Posted by King_ View Post
    Hi everone.
    What does "get to someone" mean, exactly? For example:

    1. They got to me
    2. They're getting to us
    3. It gets to me.

    Thanks a milion.
    It means "to annoy, to upset, to get under your skin"
    eg. She knows I don't like singing but she kept asking me to sing and that really got to me.

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    Re: GET TO

    In fact, each one of those might mean something different, depending on context.

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    Re: GET TO

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree about the emotional response, but it not always negative. "I watched a commercial about starving children. Those kids really got to me."
    Let's add affect to the list of synonyms.

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