Synonyms and Antonyms of get around
1 to achieve a victory over somehow, an inexperienced lawyer managed to get around the media giant's stable of high-priced legal eagles Synonyms best, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down [British], get, beat, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worstRelated Words sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [slang], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [slang], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcendNear Antonyms fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash outAntonyms lose (to)
2 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness somehow she managed to get around the rules for paying the sales tax on a car bought out of state Synonyms beat, bypass, dodge, circumvent, shortcut, sidestep, skirtRelated Words avoid, duck, elude, end-run, escape, eschew, evade, outflank, shake, shirk, shun; disobey, disregard, flout, ignore; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off)Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe
3 to become known word of the discovery of gold quickly got around Synonyms break, circulate, come out, get about, get out, get round, leak (out), out, spreadRelated Words develop, transpire, unfold; disclose, reveal, spill, tellNear Antonyms hush (up), suppress; conceal, disguise, hide, mask; secrete
4 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery their lawyer has spent months trying to get around certain restrictions in the contract Synonyms avoid, dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, finesse, escape, scape, shake, shirk, shuffle (out of), shun, weasel (out of)Related Words miss; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off); ban, bar, debar, eliminate, except, exclude, preclude, rule out; bypass, circumvent, skirt; foil, fox, frustrate, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach, thwartNear Antonyms accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur
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