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phrasal verb British
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget round
he/she/itgets round
present participlegetting round
past tensegot round
past participlegot round
  1. 1
    [intransitive] same as get around (sense 2)

    The news soon got round that people were going to lose their jobs.

  2. 2
    [transitive] same as get around (sense 3)

    We had to get round the problem that none of us spoke the same language.

  3. 3
    [transitive] same as get around (sense 4)

    She gets round her dad easily, but her mother is more strict.

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