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go around

1. To bypass something by taking an indirect path. Go around to the back if the front door is locked.
2. To circumvent someone or something. I tried to go around dad by asking mom for permission, but she wasn't fooled.
3. To be able to be shared among a group of people. I don't want to take more green beans if there's not enough to go around.
4. To do something regularly. She just goes around thinking that everyone will love her as much as she loves herself.
5. To circulate. I'm not leaving the house if the flu is going around!
6. To rotate. The baby's been having a great time watching the Ferris wheel go around.
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go around someone

 
1. Lit. to walk or travel in such a way as to avoid hitting or touching someone. I can't move from this place right now. You'll have to go around me.
2. Idiomatic to avoid dealing with someone. I try to go around Steve. He can be very difficult. We will want to go around the boss. He will say no if asked.
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go around

(with someone) Go to hang around (with someone).
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go around

1. Also, go round. Satisfy a demand or need, as in Is there enough food to go around? [Mid-1800s]
2. Same as go about, def. 1.
3. go around with. Same as go with, def. 1.
4. go or run around in circles . Engage in excited but useless activity. For example, Bill ran around in circles trying organize us but to no avail. This idiom was first recorded in 1933. For what goes around comes around, see under full circle.
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go around

or go round
v.
1. To form or follow an indirect path that avoids something: Go around the fence if the gate is locked. Don't try to cross the marsh—go around.
2. To form or follow some circular path; loop around something: The cars have already gone around the track 200 times. Our bus almost tipped over when it went around the turn. This bracelet goes around your ankle.
3. To move in a circle around something: The earth goes around the sun once every 365 days. Could you go around to the back of the barn and get the ladder?
4. To rotate: We went to the back of the boat and watched the paddle wheel go around.
5. To go here and there; move from place to place: We went around the city with the tour group. I went around to all the shops looking for a particular type of perfume.
6. To walk around, or appear in public, especially in a particular state of dress: I used to go around in a bright yellow coat.
7. To pass or be passed from place to place or from person to person: A flu is going around, so make sure you wash your hands frequently. There are some strange stories going around about that empty house. A box of pencils is going around—please take one and pass it on.
8. To do something regularly or as a matter of course, especially in a carefree or selfish manner: He goes around boasting about his new watch. You can't go around expecting people to pay for you.
9. To satisfy the needs of a group. Used with the infinitive: There were not enough chairs to go around, so some of us sat on the floor. There is plenty of popcorn to go around.
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The instant the pilot decides to go around, full or maximum allowable takeoff power must be applied smoothly and without hesitation, and held until flying speed and controllability are restored.
If you need to go around, aim for the speed appropriate for your airplane's current weight.
I almost never see this side-step technique on the rare day I watch an airplane go around, although the FAA Practical Test Standards from sport and recreational pilot through commercial pilot (but curiously, not for the ATP) all require the pilot to "maneuver to the side of the runway/landing area to clear and avoid conflicting traffic" in the go-around/ rejected landing.
Appropriate action is usually making the decision to abandon the landing attempt, applying full power, establishing the normal climb attitude for the flap setting, carrying out a go around, and then collecting one's thoughts while flying the pattern and setting up another approach, this time on speed.
Fly the go around by applying full power, establishing normal climb attitude, retracting the flaps appropriately for the airplane and using the controls to fly the airplane so that it stays over the runway.
The second we go around, the car usually ends up turning into the same spot.
Metrolink will run extra trains back and forth through the city with a deputy riding in front to spot anyone - driving or on foot - who tries to go around the crossing gates at intersections, Bower said.
These days there isn't enough drinking water to go around.
Today kids go around in trendy baggy pants that have enough material to make two pairs.
But assigning blame for the pollution that has closed four municipal wells and rendered the center of Santa Clarita unusable is much more difficult, although experts and officials say there is plenty to go around.
4 Public Forum, ``giving more money to the rich ruined the rest of the economy because, after all, there is only so much money to go around.
There's no need to point fingers, there's enough mistakes to go around.
I can't use my legs, but if I can use my hands to go around the world, I can do anything,'' he said.