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go round

1. To rotate. The Earth goes round on an axis, which gives us our nights and days.
2. To revolve (around something). The Earth goes round the Sun, which gives us our seasons.
3. To bypass or circumnavigate (someone or something) by taking an indirect path. I'm sorry, my car broke down. Please go round me. Go round to the back if the front door is locked.
4. To go to some location for a particular purpose. I'm going round to Johnny's house later, OK? I need to go round the office and pick up some things.
5. To circumvent someone or something. You'll get in serious trouble if you try to go round the board of directors on this issue. Is there a way to go round the security protocol?
6. To be able to be shared among a group of people. I don't want to take more green beans if there isn't enough to go round.
7. To move from place to place or person to person. Someone's been going round claiming that I was responsible for the accident. She just goes round thinking that everyone will love her as much as she loves herself.
8. To spread or circulate. I'm not leaving the house if the flu is going round! There have been some pretty nasty rumors going round lately.
See also: go, round
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