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

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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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Cite this Entry

“Go-around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-around. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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