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Definition 1: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations - [verb of emotion]

Samples where get at or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Synonyms for get at in the sense of this definition

(get at is a kind of ...) give displeasure to

(... is a kind of get at ) irritate

"Her childish behavior really get to me" "His lying really gets me"

(... is a kind of get at ) gnaw into; make resentful or angry

"The injustice rankled her" "his resentment festered"

(... is a kind of get at ) cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

(... is a kind of get at ) trouble or vex

"ruffle somebody's composure"

(... is a kind of get at ) cause annoyance in

(... is a kind of get at ) annoy continually or chronically

"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked" "This man harasses his female co-workers"

(... is a kind of get at ) provoke the hostility of

"Don't antagonize your boss"

(get at has a similar meaning as ...) feel extreme irritation or anger

"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

Definition 2: reach or gain access to - [verb of motion]

Samples where get at or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How does one access the attic in this house?
  • I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof

Synonyms for get at in the sense of this definition

(get at is a kind of ...) 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"

(get at is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

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