English version

work around somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwork around somebody/something (also work round somebody/something British English) phrasal verbto arrange or organize something so that you avoid problems that may stop you from doing something John won’t be here on the 15th so we’ll have to work round that. work→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
work around And now I could feel my face getting hot, like I was working around a kiln.We have to work around it.We will be shelving and we may work around that shelving.For the past 4 days, they've been working around the clock and through the night.The company worked around the clock to repair the problem.They gave themselves entirely over to their employers and worked around the clock.The best showed children, in groups of two or three at work around the school.He knew exactly what his rector was working around to.
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Verb table
work
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywork
he, she, itworks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyworked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave worked
he, she, ithas worked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad worked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill work
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have worked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam working
he, she, itis working
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you, we, theyare working
Past
I, he, she, itwas working
you, we, theywere working
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been working
he, she, ithas been working
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been working
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be working
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been working
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