go-around

1 of 2

noun

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)

go around

2 of 2

verb

went around; gone around; going around; goes around

intransitive verb

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

Examples of go-around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Now gearing up to face their rivals once again, fans can expect the rematch to be even more exciting than the first go-around. Hannah Brewitt, CNN, 11 Feb. 2024 His wife received the visa on the second go-around, but that meant little without one for him. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 Clive Barker had originally envisioned more sequels to star Higgins' Julia, but the actor did not wish to return for another go-around. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 19 Oct. 2023 So much has changed since Percy Miller’s first go-around as a basketball parent. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2024 In the first go-around, the Tulare proposal neglected to mention any infrastructure other than the California Aqueduct, which runs through the western part of the basin. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, 27 Dec. 2023 And the rivals continued their earlier battle in training GPT-3, where they were joined this go-around by Google. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Nov. 2023 Hours before his second go-around as host of the NBC comedy show, the Wonka star, 27, teased his wardrobe for the hosting gig with an Instagram post. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 Historically, including for most of the time Iger was CEO the first go-around, the company’s film operation released far fewer titles than its rivals. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Nov. 2023
Verb
In the hundred years since first opening a store in New York in 1922, the Dunhill brand went around the world. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2024 Not long after the shooting, Mr. Wang’s mother — Peter’s grandmother — went around the house and took down photos of Peter, including a family portrait that had been taken a few months before. Amy Qin, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 Zoro-Gutierrez was cited and released just before midnight, according to county records, while Rios, Aguilar and Carreon were cited and let go around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 Hugs went around all night long through the Crypto.com arena. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 Shortstop Billy Carlson was told that a joke going around was asking whether the Dodgers or Panthers had a better offseason of acquisitions. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2024 There’s tours going around the building and there’s a lot of distractions. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 24 Jan. 2024 One, these commercial vessels have every right under international law to apply the sea lanes that go around the Arabian Peninsula in the Red Sea and elsewhere. ABC News, 21 Jan. 2024 With the clips going around, fans are speculating that BBC Studios and Ludo Studios may be ending the series for good. Tanay Howard, Parents, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 2b

Verb

circa 1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of go-around was circa 1520

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“Go-around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-around. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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