HyperDic: get_at

English > 3 senses of the expression get at:
VERBmotionget at, accessreach or gain access to
socialget atinfluence by corruption
emotionget at, annoy, rag, get to, bother, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilcause annoyance in
English > get at: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningreach or gain access to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymaccess
Broaderreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
Spanishacceder, llegar, pretender
English > get at: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningInfluence by corruption.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderinfluence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
Spanishintimidar
English > get at: 3 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningCause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsannoy, rag, get to, bother, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
Narrowerantagonize, antagoniseProvoke the hostility of
eat into, fret, rankle, grategnaw into
fretCause annoyance in
get, get under one's skinirritate
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
peeveCause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffleTrouble or vex
BroaderdispleaseGive displeasure to
Similar tochafeFeel extreme / extreme irritation or anger
Spanishagobiar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vejar
Catalanamoïnar, atabalar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vexar

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