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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyget around to
he/she/itgets around to
present participlegetting around to
past tensegot around to
past participlegotten around to
  1. get around to something to do something after you have intended to do it for some time

    I meant to call you, but somehow I never got around to it.

    get around to doing something:

    We have to get around to cleaning those windows.

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