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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 participlegot around

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive] to go or travel to different places

    At the age of 85 Milly still gets around quite well.

  2. 2

    get around


    get round

    [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

    get around


    get round

    [transitive]get around something to find a way of dealing with a problem or of avoiding it

    There are ways of getting around the tax rules.

    You can’t get around the fact that smoking kills.

  4. 4

    get around


    get round

    [transitive]get around someone to persuade someone to do something, especially by being nice to them

    He’s strict, but you can usually get around him with humour.

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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