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

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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 If your neighbor doesn’t have internet access, or has a hard time getting around, walk over there with your mobile phone. oregonlive, "Eastern Oregon flooding: Victims urged to report damage online," 11 Feb. 2020 There's no getting around it: Chandra's software is designed to help write the kind of big, complex novels that Chandra specializes in. Andrew Leonard, Wired, "A Code-Obsessed Novelist Builds a Writing Bot. The Plot Thickens," 6 Feb. 2020 There is no getting around the fact that making your own bollito requires a firm commitment. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Feast as Thrilling to Make as It Is to Eat," 31 Jan. 2020 The location was chosen to get around the issues of moving visitors through central Cairo’s infamous traffic, but Irish architects Heneghan Peng have also addressed visitor overcrowding, poor acoustics, and, crucially, conservation threats. Anthony Sattin, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything We Know About Cairo's New Grand Egyptian Museum," 16 Jan. 2020 There is no getting around the fact that applying the impeachment power requires members of Congress to make a judgment, not merely a set of deductions. Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, "Trump Meets the Four Tests for Impeachment," 23 Dec. 2019 There's just no getting around the fact that the diesel is down 127 horsepower compared to the standard 308-hp V6, which is also $3,500 less expensive and has two extra gears in its transmission. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Six Best Trucks You Can Buy Right Now," 26 Nov. 2019 There’s no getting around the fact that setting words on paper is the tactic of a secret bully, an invasion. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, "Joan Didion’s Early Novels of American Womanhood," 25 Nov. 2019 Even when the articles of impeachment are officially drawn up, there is no getting around the fact that the basis of the inquiry will remain ambiguous and open to interpretation. Dahleen Glanton,, "Column: Get ready for a nasty fight. Impeachment is a battle Donald Trump can’t afford to lose.," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of get around

1798, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 3

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15 Feb 2020

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“Get around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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