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

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The business logic behind chick culling is hard to get around. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "Why billions of baby chickens are killed every year," 15 June 2019 The World War II vet is in good mind, but has a hard time getting around to clean up his house and pick up after his dog. Aj Willingham, CNN, "An adorable hockey fan, a lawn care superhero and a lovesick fish," 15 June 2019 Duncan had spent three months in the hospital after the shooting and once relied completely on his wheelchair to get around. Fox News, "Theft of wheelchair latest setback for man, 20, shot during home invasion," 15 June 2019 Abby is now using a wheelchair to get around after successfully beating her cancer diagnosis. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Why is "Dance Moms" Star Abby Lee Miller in a Wheelchair?," 10 June 2019 Wormholes have long been popular fixtures in science fiction as handy ways to get around by offering a kind of cosmic shortcut. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, "We've Found Gravitational Waves. What Will We Learn From Them?," 24 May 2019 There’s a heaviness about the Oscars that’s hard to get around. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Sure, the Oscars Have Been Done Without a Host Before—But That Doesn’t Mean It Works," 18 Feb. 2019 Major business groups hoped the clock would run out before lawmakers could get around to increasing renewable energy requirements for electric utilities. Jon Chesto,, "Clean energy advocates poised for a win on Beacon Hill," 12 July 2018 Cheap airfares are the biggest affordability factor, according to SmartAsset, which notes Fort Lauderdale is also affordable to get around, with low car rental fees. Gretchen Day-bryant,, "Orlando, Fort Lauderdale rank as affordable vacation destinations," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of get around

1798, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 3

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to take the place or position of

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