get around

verb
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of get around

transitive verb
2 :to get the better of
intransitive verb
1 a :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

  1. somehow, an inexperienced lawyer managed to get around the media giant's stable of high-priced legal eagles

  2. 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



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