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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget around
he/she/itgets around
present participlegetting around
past tensegot around
past participlegotten around
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to go or travel to different places
    At the age of 85 Milly still gets around quite well.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] if news gets around, a lot of people hear it
    It didn’t take long for news of his resignation to get around.
  3. 3
    [transitive]get around something to solve a problem or avoid a difficulty that something is causing
    There are ways of getting around the tax rules.
    You can’t get around the fact she lied.
  4. 5
    [transitive]get around someone mainly British to persuade someone to do something, especially by being nice to them
    He’s strict, but you can usually get around him with humor.
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