get around


get around

verb

Definition of GET AROUND

1
to achieve a victory over <somehow, an inexperienced lawyer managed to get around the media giant's stable of high-priced legal eagles>
Antonyms lose (to)
2
to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness <somehow she managed to get around the rules for paying the sales tax on a car bought out of state>
Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur
Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe
3
to become known <word of the discovery of gold quickly got around>
Near Antonyms hush (up), suppress; conceal, disguise, hide, mask; secrete
4
to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery <their lawyer has spent months trying to get around certain restrictions in the contract>
Synonyms avoid, dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, get around, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)

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