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get around

verb

Definition of get around

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  circumvent, evade

  3. 2 :  to get the better of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to find or take the necessary time or effort —used with to b :  to give attention or consideration —used with to

  6. 2 :  to go from place to place

  7. 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>



1835

First Known Use of get around

1835



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