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    Cool get around


    There are several explanations for the verb "get around" but in the following sentence: "why do you get around me like that" could get around also mean: "why do you upset me like that"?

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    Re: get around

    I don’t think ‘get around’ could mean ‘upset’ in your sentence. It could possibly mean to ‘circumvent’, ‘evade’, ‘outsmart’, ‘outwit’ or ‘win over (by flattering or cajoling)’. So your sentence could mean " Why do you outsmart (or any other similar verb) me like that?" or "Why do you (try) to win (someone) over me like that?"


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