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Get Around - Phrasal Verb

Video Overview

This video explains the meaning and use of the phrasal verb 'get around' in English. We show you how to use it with some easy examples to help you learn this phrasal verb so you can use it in spoken and Business English.

Video Analysis

'Get around' is a useful phrasal verb that is used to describe overcoming something or persuading someone.

To 'get around' can mean to travel or move from one place to another.

If you 'get around' someone, it means to succeed in persuading someone to agree with you or to behave in a way that is favourable to you.

To 'get around something' can also mean to successfully find a way to deal with a problem.

When you finally 'get around' to something, it means that you finally begin to do it.

This is a useful phrasal verb in a number of contexts.

Additional examples with 'get around':

At a board meeting, some of the members received some of the documents too late before the meeting.

"We didn't get around to reading the financial or PR report before arriving. We just received them three hours ago"

Some tourists ask about transport in the city. A local tells them,

"The best way to get around is by tram. It's cheap and fast."

A group of engineers have encountered a problem.

"I have a couple of suggestions for how we might get around this problem, but none of them are going to be cheap."


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