Synonyms of get at something
get at something
▷ See get
1 reachDictionary • The goat was on its hind legs trying to get at the leaves.
reach • Can you reach your toes with your fingertips?
touch • The winds had touched storm-force the day before.
grasp • Peace is now within our grasp.
get (a) hold of
2 find outDictionary • We're only trying to get at the truth.
get • The problem was how to get enough food.
learn • Their children were going to learn English.
reach • I'll tell her you've been trying to reach her.
discover • As he discovered, she had a brilliant mind.
acquire • I've never acquired a taste for wine.
detect • equipment used to detect radiation
uncover • Auditors said they had uncovered evidence of fraud.
attain • He's halfway to attaining his pilot's licence.
get hold of
gain access to
come to grips with
3 implyDictionary • 'What are you getting at now?' demanded Rick.
imply • Are you implying that I had something to do with this?
mean • What do you think he means by that?
suggest • What exactly are you suggesting?
hint • The President hinted he might make some changes in the government.
intimate • He intimated that he was contemplating leaving the company.
lead up to
insinuate • The article insinuated that the President was lying.
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acquireIf you acquire something such as a skill or a habit, you learn it, or develop it through your daily life or experience.
• I've never acquired a taste for wine.
attainIf you attain something, you gain it or achieve it, often after a lot of effort.
• He's halfway to attaining his pilot's licence.
detectTo detect something means to find it or discover that it is present somewhere by using equipment or making an investigation.
• equipment used to detect radiation
Thesaurus for get at something from the Collins English Thesaurus