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1

Arrive at, reach, as in When we get to the store we'll talk to the manager.

2

Begin doing something or start to deal with something. For example, We got to reminiscing about college days, or Let's get to this business right now. [Mid-1800s]

3

Bribe someone, as in We're sure the dealer got to one of the narcotics agents. [Slang; 1920s]

4

Influence or affect, especially adversely, as in This loud music really gets to me, or Mother's crying always gets to him. [Colloquial; 1960s] Also see get under someone's skin.

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