get around


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get around avoid something unpleasant or laborious "You cannot bypass these rules!"
    • v get around be released or become known; of news "News of her death broke in the morning"
    • v get around move around; move from place to place "How does she get around without a car?"
    • v get around be a social swinger; socialize a lot
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  • Henry Ford
    “Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.”
  • Arthur Brisbane
    Arthur Brisbane
    “The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want to get in.”
  • Bob Boschert
    Bob Boschert
    “Silicon Valley is like a person running around in front of a steamroller. You can outrun the steamroller on any given day. But if you ever sit down you get squashed.”
  • Joyce Chapman
    Joyce Chapman
    “If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.”
  • James Randi
    James Randi
    “People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.”


Get your head around something - If you get your head around something, you come to understand it even though it is difficult to comprehend.


In literature:

Well, the tiger creeps around to the side, then more and more around, till he gets behind the antelope.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
No get around 'um; they ron off sure.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
How do you get around that?
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
When you get around the point swing on the outside of Coward Rocks and give her all she'll stand.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Or, if you can manage to get around with the crutches, all the better.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
No fellow will ever get too fat around you two girls.
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
The crow would run all around, as far as the string would let him go; but he couldn't get away.
"Twinkle and Chubbins" by L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
A lot of us fellers stayed a week in the same place, so it was handy to get around.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
So I got up to smoke a pipe an' stroll around outside the station a bit, to see if I couldn't get myself sleepy.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
Mostly they don't get back until around nine.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine

In poetry:

I keep expecting a
knock on the door
well, that's what you
get for living around
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
I wish that my Room had a Floor;
I don't so much care for a Door,
But this walking around
Without touching the ground
Is getting to be quite a bore!
"I'd Rather Have Habits Than Clothes" by Gelett Burgess
Around the corner, yet miles away,
"Here's a telegram sir," "Jim died today."
And that's what we get and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.
"Around The Corner" by Charles Hanson Towne
Our Stats Arturny are men of renown,
Thay spend all thear time in lofing around,
Your pockets they will pick and your cloths will sell,
Get drunk on the mony, that is doing well.
"The Vicksburg Jail" by Anonymous Americas
In this obscene photograph secretly sold
the policeman mustn't see) around the corner,
in this whorish photograph,
how did such a dream-like face
make its way; How did you get in here?
"The Photograph" by Constantine P Cavafy
How can you stay awake all day?
At noon I think of taking a nap.
My bamboo bed has been warmed by the sun;
I toss and turn but cannot fall asleep,
So I get up, scratch my white head,
And walk around the veranda a hundred times.
"Rising From A Nap At Noon" by Yang Wan-Li

In news:

Beach Boys get around , without a real Rhonda.
Helping patients get around the swelling of lymphedema.
50 years on, Beach Boys still get around .
The Beach Boys still get around .
GRTC helping athletes in Wheelchair Games get around city.
Companies accused of disguising sales pitch as polls to get around 'Do Not Call' rules.
Tidbites l It's crafty, so get around .
Christie vows to end 'user fees' implemented by towns to get around property tax cap.
Christie urges residents to vote down towns that try to ' get around ' property tax cap.
News Your Guide to Trying to Get Around Tucson This Week.
It's the newest, greenest, most fun, and perhaps safest way to get around Old Town late at night.
Media, Groups Get Around Supreme Court's Rules.
Get around town with
How to get around the Wikipedia protest.
Here are five ways to get around the blackout.

In science:

To get around that difficulty, we use the construction similar to that used in Step 3.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
This means that for polynomially sized neighborhoods around |xi we get polynomial hitting times to |xi.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
If we choose a trivialization of A E around m, we get an isomorphism ∼→ MN (A).
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
But since the kernels γΦ′ are independent of β , we can get around this by fixing β to be an arbitrary positive constant.
Random Surfaces
When we turn to the next member of the sequence, (Vel), we of course get many more implications. o must exist throughout some open interval, maybe tiny, around t; and since differentiability implies continuity, o’s position at a time t′ in the interval tends, as t′ tends to t, to o’s position x at t; and so on.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter