come at

phrasal verb
came at; come at; coming at; comes at

Definition of come at

1 : to move toward (someone) in a threatening or aggressive way They kept coming at me.
2 : 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.
3 : to begin to deal with or think about (something) We need to come at these problems from a different angle.

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“Come at.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20at. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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