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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)


Synonymsoutflank


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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