get around

verb
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
Recent Examples on the Web But word got around, and more and more patients began traveling to Trinidad for surgery. Martin J. Smith, Los Angeles Times, "How Stanley Biber, a pioneer in gender confirmation surgery, won over the Sisters of Charity," 12 Sep. 2019 There's getting around the fact that Harry Kane is a serial diver. SI.com, "LMAO: The Best Memes & Funnies From Around European Football This Gameweek," 3 Sep. 2019 There's no getting around how greedy the game is in terms of pumping clouds of dust, snow, frost, and sand into its beat-by-beat gameplay, particularly while racing through open plains on the Skiff. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Gears of War 5 hands-on: A new blockbuster for the game-subscription era," 30 Aug. 2019 Carl Nassib got around Hubbard to force Mayfield toward the sideline, where he was clocked by Noah Spence (Spence was penalized for roughing on the play). Scott Patsko, cleveland.com, "Did Kareem Hunt have an underwhelming preseason by design? Scott Patsko’s instant takeaways," 23 Aug. 2019 Theoretically, a student at one of these schools could get around for days without needing anything other than their iPhone. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Apple is going to be the company that kills the wallet," 17 Aug. 2019 Some users have gotten around this by opening the Just Ride mode and watching a nearby TV or even hanging a tablet over the screen to stream their own shows. Natt Garun, The Verge, "How to watch YouTube on a Peloton bike or treadmill," 14 Aug. 2019 Within months, Aschoff was getting around without her wheelchair. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Stem cell therapy gives Katy woman new lease on life," 12 Aug. 2019 One of the quickest ways royals can get around the U.K. is to travel by helicopter. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "How Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family Really Travel," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of get around

1798, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 3

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25 Oct 2019

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The first known use of get around was in 1798

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