go-around

noun \ ˈgō-ə-ˌrau̇nd \

Definition of go-around

1 : runaround
  • gave me the go-around
2 a : round
  • reached an agreement during the first go-around
b : a heated argument or struggle
  • had a real go-around with her about it
3 : an act or instance of going around (as in an air traffic pattern)

First Known Use of go-around

1912

in the meaning defined at sense 2b

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go around

verb

Definition of go around

1 a : to pass from place to place : go here and there
b : to have currency : circulate
  • an amusing story is going around
2 : to satisfy demand : fill the need
  • not enough jobs to go around

First Known Use of go around

circa 1520

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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