verb (intr, preposition)
to discover or reach (facts, the truth, etc)
to attack (a person)he came at me with an axe
Australian slang to agree to do (something)
(usually used with a negative) Australian slang to stomach, tolerateI couldn't come at it
Australian slang to presume; imposewhat are you coming at?
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Words nearby come at
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Idioms and Phrases with come at
Get hold of, attain, as in You can come at a classical education with diligent study. [Mid-1800s]
Rush at, make for, attack, as in They came at him in full fore. [Mid-1600s]
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