get around

[get around] {v.} 1a. To go to different places; move about.

Mary's father really gets around; Monday he was in Washington;Wednesday he was in Chicago; and today he is in New York.

Fredbroke his leg, but he is able to get about on crutches.

1b. or [getabout] To become widely known especially by being talked about.

Badnews gets around quickly.

2a. {informal} To get by a trick orflattery what you want from (someone).

Mary knows how to get aroundher father.

2b. {informal} To find a way of not obeying or doing;escape from.

Some people try to get around the tax laws.

Johndid not weigh enough to join the Navy, but he got around that; hedrank a lot of water before his physical examination.