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get around (2)

Meaning: to find a way of avoiding something

Synonym: avoid

For example:

  • get around sth Sorry, but there's no way of getting around the new tax, so you'll just have to pay it.

  • get around sth Jimmy's new lawyer is an expert at getting around government regulations.

Quick Quiz:

There's no way of getting around the fact that speaking English is a requirement for most good jobs, so you should
  1. give up learning English
  2. practise speaking a lot
  3. be a tennis player instead

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