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English verb: go around

1. go around (stative) be sufficient

SamplesThere's not enough to go around.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)answer, do, serve, suffice

2. go around (communication) become widely known and passed on

SamplesThe rumor spread.
The story went around in the office.

Synonymscirculate, spread

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Verb groupbroadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread

3. go around (motion) go around the flank of (an opposing army)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

4. go around (motion) turn on or around an axis or a center

SamplesThe Earth revolves around the Sun.
The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire.

Synonymsrevolve, rotate

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)turn

Narrower (hyponym)drive in, gyrate, reel, screw, screw, spin, spin around, swirl, twiddle, twirl, wheel, wheel around, whirl, whirl

Verb groupcircumvolve, rotate

5. go around (communication) avoid something unpleasant or laborious

SamplesYou cannot bypass these rules!.

Synonymsbypass, get around, short-circuit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)avoid

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