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he/she/itgets around
present participlegetting around
past tensegot around
past participlegot 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

    get around

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    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

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    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

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    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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