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get at / alcanzar
 
get at   get   -intransitive verb + preposition
1. (=gain access to)
[+object]   alcanzar
[+place]   llegar a or hasta
·put the sweets somewhere he can't get at them
·pon los caramelos en un sitio donde él no pueda alcanzarlos
·it was working fine until he got at it
·funcionaba perfectamente hasta que cayó en sus manos
·the dog got at the meat
·el perro pilló la carne
·as soon as he gets at the drink ...
·en cuanto se pone a beber ...
·just let me get at him!
·¡deja que le ponga la mano encima!
2. (=ascertain)
[+facts, truth]   establecer
3. (British, Great Britain)   *
3.1. (=criticize)   meterse con *
a. she'noun [always] getting at her brother =   siempre se está metiendo con su hermano *
b. I'masculine [not] getting at you, I just think that ... =   no te estoy echando la bronca, simplemente creo que ... *
3.2. (=nag)   dar la lata a *
a. she'noun [always] getting at me to have my hair cut =   siempre me está dando la lata para que me corte el pelo *
4. *
(=imply)   querer decir   (negatively)   insinuar
a. I couldn't see [what] he was getting at =   no entendía qué quería decir
5. (=influence unduly)   (using bribery)   sobornar   (using pressure)   presionar
·I feel I'masculine being got at
·tengo la impresiónoun de que estánoun intentando influenciarme
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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