get at

Primary Meanings of get at

1.
v
reach or gain access to
2.
v
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Full Definitions of get at
1

v reach or gain access to

Synonyms:
access
Type of:
arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach
reach a destination, either real or abstract

v influence by corruption

Type of:
act upon, influence, work
have and exert influence or effect
2

v cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Synonyms:
annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex
chafe
feel extreme irritation or anger
Types:
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get, get under one's skin
irritate
eat into, fret, grate, rankle
gnaw into; make resentful or angry
peeve
cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle
trouble or vex
fret
cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke
annoy continually or chronically
antagonise, antagonize
provoke the hostility of
goad, needle
goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment
treat cruelly
haze
harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
Type of:
displease
give displeasure to

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