Definitions

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  • Prefix meaning at, close to, to, away, off.

Etymologies

From Middle English at-, et-, æt-, from Old English æt- ("at, near, toward, beyond"), from Proto-Germanic *at (“at, to, towards”), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (“at, near”). More at at. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One season and a four-year, $66 million contract later, Bay's home run rate dropped to one home run for every 58 at- bats he hit six.

    Will Jason Bay Rediscover His Home Run Swing?

  • I think it's because a lot of them have at- tracted returning Chinese who were educated abroad.

    Forbes.com: News

  • While this Toronto Special wasn't much to look at-"Dufflet walked in the door and she turned around and walked out and yelled at me 'Marty, you decide,'" he remembers-and it occupied a challenging corner lot to boot, Mr. Kohn whipped out his architectural scalpel and got to work.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • He's not sure what he did to hurt it but he felt pain during his final at- bat of the Monday's game.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The options market has become less bearish on the Canadian dollar with the premium for the right to sell it over the ability to buy falling by about 75 percent since reaching an at- least eight-year high last quarter.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

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