get around
verb Date: 1835 transitive verb 1. circumvent, evade 2. to get the better of intransitive verb 1. a. to find or take the necessary time or effort — used with to b. to give attention or consideration — used with to 2. to go from place to place 3. to become known or current <
word got around that he was resigning
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  • get around — {v.} 1a. To go to different places; move about. * /Mary s father really gets around; Monday he was in Washington; Wednesday he was in Chicago; and today he is in New York./ * /Fred broke his leg, but he is able to get about on crutches./ 1b.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get around — {v.} 1a. To go to different places; move about. * /Mary s father really gets around; Monday he was in Washington; Wednesday he was in Chicago; and today he is in New York./ * /Fred broke his leg, but he is able to get about on crutches./ 1b.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get around — (something) to find a way to avoid a problem. He was trying to get around paying tax on that income …   New idioms dictionary

  • get around — phrasal verb Word forms get around : present tense I/you/we/they get around he/she/it gets around present participle getting around past tense got around past participle got around 1) [intransitive] to go or travel to different places At the age… …   English dictionary

  • get around — (in BRIT, also use get round) 1) PHRASAL VERB To get around a problem or difficulty means to overcome it. [V P n] None of these countries has found a way yet to get around the problem of the polarization of wealth. Syn: get over 2) PHRASAL VERB… …   English dictionary

  • get\ around — v 1a. To go to different places; move about. Mary s father really gets around; Monday he was in Washington; Wednesday he was in Chicago; and today he is in New York. Fred broke his leg, but he is able to get about on crutches. 1b. or get about To …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get around — verb a) To move to the other side of an obstruction. It might be a while before we can get around from this traffic jam. b) To come around something. Theres no trail going through. We cant get around to the lake. Syn: get round …   Wiktionary

  • get around — v. (d; intr.) ( to find time ) to get around to (we finally got around to answering our correspondence) * * * [ getə raʊnd] (d; intr.) ( to find time ) to get around to (we finally got around to answering our correspondence) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • get around — verb 1. be released or become known; of news (Freq. 4) News of her death broke in the morning • Syn: ↑break, ↑get out • Hyponyms: ↑leak, ↑leak out • …   Useful english dictionary

  • get around — phr verb Get around is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑rumour Get around is used with these nouns as the object: ↑problem …   Collocations dictionary

  • get around — visit friends and places, socialize    With a full time job and three kids, I don t get around much …   English idioms

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