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get round

To spread among a number of people, as of news, rumors, etc. When news of this tax scandal gets round, your career in politics will be finished!
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get round (someone)

1. To persuade someone about something or persuade someone to do something, especially through the use of charm, flattery, or cajolery. If we play up the department's excellent productivity for the day, we might be able to get round the boss to let us take the afternoon off. I don't mind if you go for an ice cream, but you'd better get round your father first.
2. To evade or circumvent the authority of someone. We'll have to find a way to get round the accountant if we want this tax scheme to work.
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get round (something)

To solve, overcome, avoid, or circumvent some difficulty, problem, or obstacle. We got round the overheating problem by installing an additional air vent. Many people try to get round their taxes in one way or another, but most of them end up paying even more in fines.
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Creative gets round this with a compression codec called apt-X, but this requires you to attach the bundled dongle.
We know he can run if he gets round the corner, but he's a really big dog and has taken a bit of time.
Elsewhere, now that his abuse of Jo has been made public, Andy faces a tough time in the village as word gets round that he is a wife-beater.
The GRA believes its "blue flu" demonstration gets round a ban on strikes by police.
Referring to Rutba, he added: "She's won three times on the level and as long as she gets round I'll be pleased.
The play area is limited but the game ingeniously gets round this by switching between three time periods.
Not everybody gets round to murdering six million Jews.
If he gets round, I can easily see him finishing in the first four, and fifth will be good enough for his buyers on Sporting's 100 index.
Remembering how well Paul Nicholls' charge was going when he was brought down four fences from the finish last year, you have to believe that with a clear run he looks a certainty to finish in the first 16 provided he gets round.
Ascot is his first start back and as long as he gets round safe that's all that matters.
But when your name's Tom Cruise, word soon gets round and before you know it you're sharing that patch of sand with a crowd of excited admirers.