get around
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get around(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (move about)
a. moverse
Because of my weak joints, I can't get around without a cane.Debido a mis articulaciones débiles, no puedo moverme sin bastón.
b. caminar
We bought our grandmother a walker so she'd be able to get around without our help.Le compramos andador a nuestra abuela para que caminara sin nuestra ayuda.
c. desplazarse
There are a lot of buses and trains, so it's easy to get around.Hay muchos autobuses y trenes, por lo que es fácil desplazarse.
2. (to travel)
a. viajar
I have a lot of international conferences to go to, so I'll be getting around a lot.Tengo muchas conferencias internacionales a las que asistir, así que estaré viajando mucho.
3. (to circulate)
a. correr
Somehow a rumor that I was pregnant got around the office.De algún modo, corrió por la oficina el rumor de que yo estaba embarazada.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to go around)
a. dar la vuelta completa a
The quickest way to get around the lake is to take this road.La forma más rápida de dar la vuelta completa al lago es seguir esta carretera.
b. completar (circuit)
The winner of the race got around the circuit in ten minutes.El ganador de la carrera completó el circuito en diez minutos.
5. (to circumvent)
a. eludir
With the bureaucracy, there's no way we'll get around all this red tape.Con la burocracia, no hay modo de que podamos eludir todo este papeleo.
b. evitar
The company classified itself as a nonprofit to get around having to pay taxes.La empresa se categorizó como una organización sin fines de lucro para evitar tener que pagar impuestos.
c. sortear
You can't always get around the law just because you have diplomatic immunity.No siempre puedes sortear la ley solo porque tienes inmunidad diplomática.
6. (to persuade)
a. convencer
My mother told me that I couldn't go, but I got around her by cooking her dinner.Mi madre me dijo que no podía ir, pero la convencí cocinándole la cena.
7. (to cause to arrive)
a. llamar
We got the police around to shut down the raucous party next door.Llamamos a la policía para que pusiera fin a la fiesta ruidosa de al lado.
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get around
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (avoid)
a. eludir
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get around
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