Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb get_at

3 senses of get at

Sense 1
access, get at -- (reach or gain access to; "How does one access the attic in this house?"; "I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof")
       => reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain -- (reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts")

Sense 2
get at -- (influence by corruption)
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 3
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

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