Definitions

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  • v. To manage to gain access to.
  • v. To understand or ascertain by investigation.
  • v. To mean, signify.
  • v. To attack verbally or physically; to annoy, bother.
  • v. To persuade by intimidation, to tamper with.
  • v. To contact someone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. reach or gain access to
  • v. influence by corruption
  • v. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

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Examples

  • I was up all night working on it, but I finally figured out a way to adjust the tricorder so I can get at least partial sensor readings of the chimerium-laced area.

    Miracle Workers

  • I made use of our standardized interview called STRANDS Survey of Teenage Readiness and Neurodevelopmental Status, which we administer when trying to get at the neurodevelopmental profiles of kids over fifteen.

    A Mind at a Time

  • Niggas saw me, wanted to be with me, and was willing to purchase what I had to get at me.

    Real wifeys

  • Corsi knew that was about as committal as her father would get at showing any return interest in their arrival on Fahleena III, at least until he wound down a bit from his latest cargo run.

    Breakdowns

  • And Brautus, too—his first thought had been that Simon was trying to charm her to get at Charmot.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • H. simus seemed to spend more effort, chewing apart those thick, fibrous stalks in order to get at the pith; H. aureus seemed to exercise more finesse, eating those tender shoots, leaf bases, and small stems.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Missiles launched from catapults in the hills above, javelins thrown by Persian soldiers, and arrows from thousands of archers fell like rain on the Macedonians as they tried to clamber up the snow-covered cliffs to get at the defenders.

    Alexander the Great

  • It is recommended that both men and premenopausal women get at least 1,000 milligrams.

    The Flex Diet

  • The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award program encourages adults to get at least 30 minutes of exercise five days a week.

    CSS: Shaping the New You

  • The immediate task for the Damage Control parties was to get at the men trapped in the forward dynamo room and the switchboard.

    Graf Spee

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