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go-round

[goh-round] /ˈgoʊˌraʊnd/
noun
1.
go-around (defs 2, 3).
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  • Well, he don't appear to be here; I'll go round to the back part of the house.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • I shouldn't think you would like to go round insinuating that sort of thing.

  • Why should I go round and round after a job like a bloomin' squirrel in a cage.

  • Thus we go round and round in a circle and make no progress.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • I may go round to them myself in the morning, and do anything that is fair.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • "I think I'll go round to the police-station," said his father when breakfast was over.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • But she did not forget to go round for the ha'pennies either.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • That was Mr. Rossi's voice, and Elena's head began to go round.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Was I to go round by Ballawhaine for permission to do my duty as a clergyman?'

    The Manxman Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for go round

go round

verb (intransitive)
1.
same as go around
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for go round

go-round

n.

"act of going around," originally especially "a merry-go-round," 1886, from go (v.) + round (adv.). Figurative sense of "argument, bout, fight," etc. is from 1891.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for go round

go-round

noun

A turn; a repetition: That was nice. Let's have another go-round (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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