Definitions for go around

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overshoot, wave-off, go-around(verb)

    an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt

  2. go around(verb)

    be sufficient

    "There's not enough to go around"

  3. go around, spread, circulate(verb)

    become widely known and passed on

    "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"

  4. outflank, go around(verb)

    go around the flank of (an opposing army)

  5. revolve, go around, rotate(verb)

    turn on or around an axis or a center

    "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"

  6. bypass, short-circuit, go around, get around(verb)

    avoid something unpleasant or laborious

    "You cannot bypass these rules!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. go around(verb)ʊ

    to turn in a circle; = spin

    She watched the top go around and around.

  2. go aroundʊ

    to do or say sth without thinking about how it will affect others

    You can't just go around telling lies!

  3. go aroundʊ

    (of an illness or news) to be passed from person to person

    The flu has been going around the office.; a rumor that is going around

  4. go aroundʊ

    to be enough for everyone

    There are plenty of books to go around.


  1. go around(Verb)

    To spread from person to person.

  2. go around(Verb)

    To share with everyone.

  3. go around(Verb)

    to perform a go-around maneuver

Translations for go around

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

go around

(of stories, rumours etc) to be passed from one person to another

There's a rumour going around that you are leaving.

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