get around

get about & get around
to manage to move around. •

I broke my hip last year, but I can still get about.

Dad can't get around too much anymore, so I go over to help him.

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{v.} 1a. To go to different places; move about. * /Mary's father really gets around; Monday he was in Washington; Wednesday he was in Chicago; and today he is in New York./ * /Fred broke his leg, but he is able to get about on crutches./ 1b. or[get about] To become widely known especially by being talked about. * /Bad news gets around quickly./ 2a. {informal} To get by a trick or flattery what you want from (someone). * /Mary knows how to get around her father./ 2b. {informal} To find a way of not obeying or doing; escape from. * /Some people try to get around the tax laws./ * /John did not weigh enough to join the Navy, but he got around that; he drank a lot of water before his physical examination./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • get around — {v.} 1a. To go to different places; move about. * /Mary s father really gets around; Monday he was in Washington; Wednesday he was in Chicago; and today he is in New York./ * /Fred broke his leg, but he is able to get about on crutches./ 1b.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get around — (something) to find a way to avoid a problem. He was trying to get around paying tax on that income …   New idioms dictionary

  • get around to — (doing something) to find time to do something. I wanted to see that movie but never got around to it …   New idioms dictionary

  • get around — phrasal verb Word forms get around : present tense I/you/we/they get around he/she/it gets around present participle getting around past tense got around past participle got around 1) [intransitive] to go or travel to different places At the age… …   English dictionary

  • get around to — verb do something despite obstacles such as lack of time (Freq. 4) He finally got around to painting the windows • Hypernyms: ↑act, ↑move • Verb Frames: Somebody s VERB ing * * * get around to ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • get around — (in BRIT, also use get round) 1) PHRASAL VERB To get around a problem or difficulty means to overcome it. [V P n] None of these countries has found a way yet to get around the problem of the polarization of wealth. Syn: get over 2) PHRASAL VERB… …   English dictionary

  • get around to — phrasal verb get around to or get round to [transitive] Word forms get around to : present tense I/you/we/they get around to he/she/it gets around to present participle getting around to past tense got around to past participle got around to get… …   English dictionary

  • get\ around — v 1a. To go to different places; move about. Mary s father really gets around; Monday he was in Washington; Wednesday he was in Chicago; and today he is in New York. Fred broke his leg, but he is able to get about on crutches. 1b. or get about To …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get around — verb a) To move to the other side of an obstruction. It might be a while before we can get around from this traffic jam. b) To come around something. Theres no trail going through. We cant get around to the lake. Syn: get round …   Wiktionary

  • get around — v. (d; intr.) ( to find time ) to get around to (we finally got around to answering our correspondence) * * * [ getə raʊnd] (d; intr.) ( to find time ) to get around to (we finally got around to answering our correspondence) …   Combinatory dictionary

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