get around

got around; got around or gotten around; getting around; gets around

Definition of get around

transitive verb

2 : to get the better of

intransitive verb

1a : 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 in a Sentence

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

1798, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 3

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28 May 2022

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“Get around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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