come at

phrasal verb

came at; come at; coming at; comes at
: to move toward (someone) in a threatening or aggressive way
They kept coming at me.
: to be directed at or toward (someone)
The questions kept coming at him so quickly that he didn't know how to respond to them.
: to begin to deal with or think about (something)
We need to come at these problems from a different angle.

Examples of come at in a Sentence

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“Come at.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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