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get around

( UK also get about)
verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  

(TRAVEL)

to travel to a lot of places: Spain last week and Germany this week - he gets around, doesn't he!

(MOVE)

to be able to go to different places without difficulty, especially if you are old or ill: My gran is finding it harder to get around these days.
Translations of “get around”
in Chinese (Traditional) (消息等)傳開,流傳…
in Chinese (Simplified) (消息等)传开,流传…
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