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Definition 1: become widely known and passed on - [verb of communication]

Samples where go around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rumor spread
  • the story went around in the office

Synonyms for go around in the sense of this definition

(go around is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(go around has a similar meaning as ...) cause to become widely known

"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

Definition 2: avoid something unpleasant or laborious - [verb of communication]

Samples where go around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You cannot bypass these rules!

Synonyms for go around in the sense of this definition

(go around is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

Definition 3: go around the flank of (an opposing army) - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for go around in the sense of this definition

(go around is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 4: turn on or around an axis or a center - [verb of motion]

Samples where go around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Earth revolves around the Sun
  • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

Synonyms for go around in the sense of this definition

(go around is a kind of ...) move around an axis or a center

"The wheels are turning"

(... is a kind of go around ) cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion

"drive in screws or bolts"

(... is a kind of go around ) turn like a screw

(... is a kind of go around ) change directions as if revolving on a pivot

"They wheeled their horses around and left"

(... is a kind of go around ) revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis

"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"

(... is a kind of go around ) turn in a twisting or spinning motion

"The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

(go around has a similar meaning as ...) cause to turn on an axis or center

"Rotate the handle"

Definition 5: be sufficient - [verb of stative]

Samples where go around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There's not enough to go around

(go around is a kind of ...) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

"A few words would answer" "This car suits my purpose well" "Will $100 do?" "A `B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school" "Nothing else will serve"

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