come at

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come at

  1. Get hold of, attain, as in You can come at a classical education with diligent study. [Mid-1800s]

  2. Rush at, make for, attack, as in They came at him in full fore. [Mid-1600s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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