Words nearby get at
How to use get at in a sentence
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers|Stereo Williams|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The kids are out of school, Mom is out of get-up-and-go, Dad is out of work.Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving|P. J. O’Rourke|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I spoke first with Scott Ellman, a student at Wesleyan University and now the Huffington Post editor-at-large for his campus.Fraternities in a Post-UVA World|Samantha Allen|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The at-home genetics testing company 23andme, established in 2006, helps people learn more about their “DNA relatives.”
This at-home blood test kit gives a full reading of antioxidant, fatty acid, or vitamin panels.
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
The man called Shiv was driving Delancy's get-away car at a conservative pace so as not to excite suspicion.
Ten minutes later, Delancy drove the get-away car out of the service station.
It was in this room that Delancy's get-away car had changed paint jobs, and in about ten minutes.
Other Idioms and Phrases with get at
Touch, reach successfully, as in Mom hid the peanut butter so we couldn't get at it. [Late 1700s]
Try to make understandable; hint at or suggest. For example, I think I see what you're getting at. [Late 1800s]
Discover, learn, ascertain, as in We must get at the facts of the case. [Late 1700s]
Bribe or influence by improper or illegal means, as in He got at the judge, and the charges were dismissed. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
Start on, begin work on, attend to, as in “Get at your canvassing early, and drive it with all your might” (Mark Twain, letter to his publishers, 1884). [Colloquial; late 1800s]