get around


get around

verb

Definition of GET AROUND

transitive verb
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>

Examples of GET AROUND

  1. <somehow, an inexperienced lawyer managed to get around the media giant's stable of high-priced legal eagles>
  2. <somehow she managed to get around the rules for paying the sales tax on a car bought out of state>

First Known Use of GET AROUND

1835

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