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work around

(also

work round

) 1 (v + adv) gradually get to sth
INTRANSITIVEdéan de réir a chéiletabhair faoi de réir a chéileI started with junk mail and worked round to the bills thosaigh mé le dramhphost agus thug mé faoi na billí de réir a chéile
TRANSITIVEwe talked about things in general and worked our way round to mentioning the problem labhraíomar faoi chúrsaí an tsaoil agus ansin tharraingíomar anuas an fhadhb
2 (v + adv) manipulate (sth) TRANSITIVEcas verb  c m utarraing verb  c m uhe worked the conversation round to his own problem tharraing sé an comhrá timpeall go dtí a fhadhb féin 3 (v + prep) avoid clashing with (sth) TRANSITIVEoibrigh thart arthey worked round the problem d'oibrigh siad thart ar an bhfadhb → see work