Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Word of the Day-2

to get at

zarar vermek, uğraşmak, kötülük etmek, bulaşmak, demek istemek, -e erişmek, ima etmek

- When someone is getting at something, they mean it or are trying to express it

I'm not sure what you're getting at - don't you think I should come tonight?

What do you think the poet is getting at in these lines?

- to reach or obtain something, especially something that is difficult to get

I've put the cake on a high shelf where he can't get at it.

- to influence a person illegally, usually by offering them money or threatening them

The accused claimed that the witness had been got at.

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