get 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

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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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That existing exemption, which also allows research institutions to use hack console firmware to get around such DRM, has been extended as part of the triennial review of such rules. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Researchers can now legally restore “abandoned” online game servers," 29 Oct. 2018 The city has its share of traffic woes, but there are alternatives to getting around by car. The Seattle Times, "Get in the groove with Seattle’s commuter-friendly vibe," 15 Oct. 2018 Despite imposing a strict social media ban, much like at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding earlier this year, celebrity guests have been getting around the rules. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Behind-the-Scenes at Princess Eugenie's Magical, Festival-Themed, Royal Wedding Receptions," 14 Oct. 2018 But one of their goals is to help people get around and navigate through bureaucracy and figure out how to get through red tape. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Matt Cutts of the U.S. Digital Service on Recode Decode," 12 July 2018 One of the nicest ways of getting around in and near the Loop are water taxis. Mary Wisniewski,, "Water taxi service may expand for new riverfront developments," 9 July 2018 Production problems included getting around on the underdeveloped roads of the mountainous Caribbean island nation of Dominica. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "From 'Transformers' to 'Avatar,' these are the 50 most expensive movies ever made," 6 July 2018 Greater Cincinnati also boasts a very vibrant social and cultural community that rivals that of any big city without the difficulties of getting around that often occur in the larger cities. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection Scholarship Essay Contest 2018 “Why Greater Cincinnati?”," 22 June 2018 Private services are marketed as complements to public ways of getting around, but in reality these services are competitive. Susan Crawford, WIRED, "Autonomous Vehicles Might Drive Cities to Financial Ruin," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of get around

1798, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 3

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