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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOES AROUND

Look at him now over there, the way he goes around butting into strangers.

He goes around holding one hand in the other as if he were afraid he'd spill it!

She goes around looking for trouble, and, of course, she gets it.

It wouldn't stop, and I let the thing that goes around the wheel have a ball.

On Christmas night he goes around to every house, and says that his master sent him.

She goes around like a crazy woman on account of that scientist you have at your house.

He goes around tending to all of them and I have charge of one; there's my card.

He catches fish and crabs and goes around town selling them.

So he goes around, naturally, and asks her if the game is still square.

Maybe we can catch him and put him in a cage with a wheel that goes around.

WORD ORIGIN

1727, "action of going," from go (v.). The sense of "a try or turn at something" is from 1825; meaning "something that goes, a success" is from 1876. Phrase on the go "in constant motion" is from 1843.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.