English version

come at somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome at somebody/something phrasal verb1 ATTACKto move towards someone in a threatening way Suddenly, he came at me with a knife.2 CONFUSEDif images, questions, facts etc come at you, you feel confused because there are too many of them at the same time Questions were coming at me from all directions.3 informalDEAL WITH to consider or deal with a problem in a particular way syn approach We need to come at the problem from a different angle. come→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
come at And they were coming at him in a concerted three-pronged attack.Wherever he walked, spring came at him with a rush, overwhelming him with sensation.
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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