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See definition of getting at on Dictionary.com
  • verbattain
  • verbmean, intend

synonyms for getting at

  • ascertain
  • get hold of
  • access
  • achieve
  • acquire
  • arrive
  • gain access
  • reach

antonyms for getting at

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  • lose
  • miss
  • pass
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How to use getting at in a sentence

I was right, so it seems, about getting ashore before the enemy could see to shoot out to sea.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
When it was too late, I could think of half a dozen ways we might have avoided getting held up.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
No doubt these very batteries are now getting back into concealed positions where our ships' guns will not be able to find them.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Each seems satisfied with the way his own branch is getting on: Winter is the quicker worker.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He did not think of the matter again till just as he was getting into bed, when he noticed a red stain upon his handkerchief.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
I'm getting rather bored, you know, Georgie, with the fuss people make in town.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
"But I don't see what you can shoot with it," said Davy, feeling that he was somehow getting the worst of the argument.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
I am thankful that prolonged mourning is out of date; it made a fright of me and was getting on my nerves.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Yet he succeeded in getting many to take the agency and these received orders and sent for the books.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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