get to someone

get to (someone or something)

1. To physically reach something. I just can't get to that box on the top shelf without the ladder.
2. To arrive at a destination. When do you guys think you'll get to the party?
3. To be able to contact someone. A: "Has anyone been able to get to Aunt Mildred? Is she OK?" B: "Yeah, I talked to her yesterday."
4. To address or tackle something, such as a task. Let me finish washing the silverware and then I'll get to those other dishes.
5. To confront someone, typically someone inaccessible, in order to influence them illegally, such as through bribery or threats. If they suddenly changed their story, it's because one of his thugs got to them first.
6. To bother someone. As much as I enjoy the spring, it's not long until my allergies start to get to me.
7. To bring something or ensure that something is delivered to someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "get" and "to." Can you get this textbook to Jane by first period tomorrow?
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get to someone

1. in. [for someone or something] to annoy someone after a period of exposure to the annoyance. The whole business began to get to me after a while.
2. in. [for someone or something] to please or entice someone. Sad music gets to me and makes me cry.
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As kids we ran blocks and blocks to get to someone who would kiss the swelling bruise of a fall.