Definition of come at in US English:

come at

phrasal verb

  • Launch oneself at (someone); attack.

    • ‘Armed police called to a York restaurant had to fire baton rounds at a man coming at them with a carving knife.’
    • ‘You can even lift opponents in the air, swing them around and then come at them in a vertical attack.’
    • ‘It seems the only way to stop someone coming at you to do your harm is to carry weapons of your own and never mind the stupid laws that don't do any good.’
    • ‘He could see him coming at him in his sleep for weeks after.’
    • ‘The only future I can see is the drunks coming at you at all times of the day and night.’
    • ‘Whatever, it's coming at us every day, on programme after programme, bulletin after bulletin.’
    • ‘That's where they controlled the game and they'd just keep coming at you.’
    • ‘But he looked up, saw a couple of lumbering behemoths coming at him and calmly danced past them.’
    • ‘One theory is that a fly cannot cope with two threats at once, so coming at it with two hands, from opposite sides, often catches it out.’
    • ‘I found him coming at me, and I decided to show him the outside.’