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English verb: get around

1. get around (communication) be released or become known; of news

SamplesNews of her death broke in the morning.

Synonymsbreak, get out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Narrower (hyponym)leak, leak out

Verb groupbreak, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

2. get around (communication) avoid something unpleasant or laborious

SamplesYou cannot bypass these rules!.

Synonymsbypass, go around, short-circuit

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

Broader (hypernym)avoid

3. get around (social) be a social swinger; socialize a lot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)socialise, socialize

4. get around (motion) move around; move from place to place

SamplesHow does she get around without a car?.

Synonymsget about

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

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