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    a few connotations of "get round"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following two sentences manifest the same meaning.

    1.1. He submitted to the wishes of his parents.

    1.1.His parents got round him.

    We'll soon get him round (to our point of view).

    get round = convince or win over by flattery or cajoling

    If you are clever, you can sometimes get round the tax laws.

    get round = circumvent or evade; avoid something unpleasant or laborious

    When are you going to get round to our house?

    get round = drop in, call on, call round

    Mother is much better now,thank you, she's able to get round a bit more.

    get round = restore to health; be well again

    Stories have been getting round concerning the government's secret intentions.

    get round = circulate

    I should be able to get round to that job next week.

    get round = find the time or occasion for

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 08-Feb-2010 at 08:00.


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    Re: a few connotations of "get round"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the following two sentences manifest the same meaning.

    1.1. He submitted to the wishes of his parents.

    1.1.His parents got round him.

    We'll soon get him round (to our point of view). persuade him

    get round = convince or win over by flattery or cajoling

    When are you going to get round to our house?

    get round = drop in, call on, call round To get round to implies that there are a number of houses to be visited so when is this one going to be the one to be visited?

    Mother is much better now,thank you, she's able to get round a bit more.

    get round = restore to health; be well again is able to move around more than before.


    I should be able to get round to that job next week.

    get round to = find the time or occasion for
    There are so many "roundtoits" in life - those jobs we keep on putting off.

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