get around

verb
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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Reif said the group was able to successfully argue the filing was an attempt to get around the CDC order, because of the timing. NBC News, "Housing advocates say evictions are continuing at 'full steam,' despite a federal ban," 3 Apr. 2021 Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure has been open as an extension of the Downtown Disney District to get around California Governor Gavin Newsom’s restrictions on theme parks reopening. Megan Dubois, Forbes, "Disneyland Will Reopen Part Of California Adventure Tomorrow With A Full Reopening Expected In April," 17 Mar. 2021 Aaliyah Edwards had a pretty spin move under the basket to get around a St. John’s defender midway through the second quarter, hit a layup to give the Huskies a 29-10 lead. Lori Riley, courant.com, "UConn defeats St. John’s, 77-41, in Big East tournament quarterfinal, moves to Sunday semis," 6 Mar. 2021 Local drivers have several options to get around the closure, including 11400 South and 13400 South. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Busy 12600 South to close for 7 months at Bangerter Highway in Riverton," 21 Jan. 2021 At a higher level, Trump’s use of Twitter to get around the traditional news media raises questions about what the government should be able to disseminate directly to people on social media. Chase Difeliciantonio, SFChronicle.com, "Trump resumes tweeting as Facebook, Twitch, YouTube threaten permanent bans," 7 Jan. 2021 Ancient carvings and model boats found in tombs suggest that people rowed up the Nile to transport supplies, including the massive stone blocks of the Great Pyramids, to celebrate festivals and just to get around. New York Times, "Rowing the Nile: A Soothing Respite in a Chaotic Metropolis," 2 Jan. 2021 In the transaction that Bajaj was involved in and pleaded guilty to, records of the purchase were backdated 10 days, according to the indictment, an effort to get around the 10-day waiting period to purchase firearms. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lawyer pleads guilty to false firearm paperwork charge," 10 Dec. 2020 In order to get around the rule, the Mavs would have to make the pick for the other team, then trade the player. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "The Mavericks already hold a pair of aces, but this NBA draft may not bring them three of a kind," 15 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of get around

1798, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 3

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10 Apr 2021

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“Get around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20around. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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