Get round

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Get round to circumvent: to persuade, talk over
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Quotations

  • Ben Hogan
    Ben Hogan
    “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gitan, to get.

Usage

In literature:

We can get round by the back.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
I'll go round by that other track and get up behind those stones.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
I'm going to hold you up like this for five minutes to get your wind, and then you've got to start and go up round by round.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
It then began rolling round and round, endeavouring in its agony to get rid of the weapon sticking in it.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
He was in high spirits, for he expected to get a good round sum for salvage.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
We may get round them and drive them back towards the water.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
The oars were got out, and Uncle Paul gave the order to shove off; then, getting her head round, we pulled down the river.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
It would evidently have taken us many a day's march to get round the way we proposed.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
So, when yuh say so, we'll get a hitch 'round a tree, an' stop.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
Oh, lordy, wouldn't it be sweet just to get my arm round a woman's waist once more!
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
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In poetry:

He turn'd him right and round again,
Said, Scorn na at my mither;
Light loves I may get mony a ane,
But minni ne'er anither.
"Elspeth's Ballad" by Sir Walter Scott
Shut my eyes and hide
If you hug up close
round the nut trees and pines,
I'll look high and low. When all day long we play
hide and seek,
I get sad.
"Hide And Seek" by Jeong Ji-Yong
Mountains blanket-wrapped
Round the ash-white hearth of the desert;
And though the sun leaps like a thing unleashed in the sky
They can't get up, they are under the blanket.
"Men In New Mexico" by D H Lawrence
There they are, you will have to go a long way round
if you want to avoid them.
It takes some getting used to. There are the Alps,
fools! Sit down and wait for them to crumble!
"On The Fly-Leaf Of Pound's Cantos" by Basil Bunting
How did I get in here? Well what 'ud you give to know?
'Twasn't by sneakin' round where I hadn't no call to go;
'Twasn't by hangin' round a-spyin' unfortnet men.
Grin! but I'll stop your jaw if ever you do that agen.
"Seventy-Nine" by Francis Bret Harte
'Taint my idea uv argument to call a man a fool,
An' I ain't lookin' round for bricks to 'eave at ole man Poole;
But when 'e gets disputin' 'e's inclined to lose 'is 'ead.
It ain't so much 'is choice uv words as 'ow the words is said.
"Over the Fence" by C J Dennis

In news:

Randolph Morris and Kentucky couldn't get past Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Round 3 of New York Senate fight already getting nasty .
Get complete round-by-round scoreboards for golfer Nicholas Thompson on ESPN.com.
Draft night was held Monday, and I was thrilled to get Portland second-year rookie Greg Oden in the fifth round.
There's a little joke that makes the rounds whenever Medicaid directors get together.
Spornette International debuts the Smooth Operator Round Brush that's designed with a one-piece, seamless handle that eliminates hair getting caught at the nape of the neck.
LYNNVILLE—Cannelton couldn't get its spiking attack going as it lost to Tecumseh 25-9, 25-5, 25-9 in the first round of Tecumseh's Class A volleyball sectional Saturday.
Eli Roth's über-gory franchise gets a third go-round, but going straight to video and without his involvement.
In Chicago, where I live, it's not easy to get great-tasting fresh tomatoes year-round.
7 plays hard to get in first round.
The story currently making the rounds about the guy who robbed a bank for $1 to get free jailhouse health care is supposed to expose how terrible our medical system is.
Get in plank position on forearms on the round side of a Bosu.
Small, round, and a good source of protein, iron, and fiber, quinoa is a quick and flavorful way to get in a serving of whole grains.
The latest Apple rumor making the rounds is that iTunes is getting a major overhaul before the end of 2012.
The only slight bummer for me personally, which happens every year at this time, is I rarely get to see an opening round prep football playoff game.
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In science:

To get round this, we write a probability matrix ˆp = ˆǫ/a with a some value such that all elements of ˆp are smaller than one.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
In his 1992 letter, Bennett also showed how to get round this problem.
Quantum Cryptography
If we get j = 0 (first peak), the algorithm has failed in this round.
Shor's Algorithm for Factoring Large Integers
Also we used average greyscale values of some 20x20 template rectangular regions, presented in Fig. 2. Average greyscale values of these regions are rounded in order to get integer numbers from the interval [0,255].
Computerized Face Detection and Recognition
As a consequence of this systematic shrinking of the searched space, the successive educated guesses get better from one iteration round to the next.
Test-State Approach to the Quantum Search Problem
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