get to

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get to (third-person singular simple present gets to, present participle getting to, simple past got to, past participle got to or (North America) gotten to)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see get,‎ to.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.
    I'll call you when I get to the railway station.   How come he got to be hall monitor? No fair!
  2. To affect adversely; to upset or annoy.
    This job's really getting to me. I don't know how much longer I'll last.
  3. To track down and intimidate.
    He's refusing to testify. I think the Mob got to him.

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