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get at (1)

Meaning: to get hold of something

Synonym: reach

For example:

  • get at sth Make sure you put any dangerous medicines away so that the kids can't get at them.

  • get at sth You'll need to put the food in a place where the ants can't get at it.

Quick Quiz:

We need to make sure our kids can't get at anything
  1. educational
  2. dangerous
  3. healthy

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