English verb: get at
|1.||get at (motion) reach or gain access to|
|Samples||How does one access the attic in this house?.|
I cannot get to the T.V. antenna, even if I climb on the roof.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach|
|2.||get at (social) influence by corruption|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||act upon, influence, work|
|3.||get at (emotion) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations|
|Samples||Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me.|
It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves.
|Synonyms||annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||antagonise, antagonize, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, eat into, fret, fret, get, get under one's skin, grate, harass, harry, hassle, molest, peeve, plague, provoke, rankle, ruffle|