an act or instance of going around something, as a circle, course, or traffic pattern, and returning to the starting point.
a series or pattern of occurrences; round: After the third go-around of questions, the witness was released.
run-around ( def 1 ).
Also, go-round (for defs 2, 3).

1890–95; noun use of verb phrase go around

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Example sentences
On the fourth go-around a policeman stepped into the road and told my friend
  that if he drove by one more time, he'd be ticketed.
He was unable to maintain directional control so he initiated a go-around.
The pilot wrote in his statement that he realized he should have initiated the
  go-around sooner.
The student pilot executed a go-around after the airplane's pitch angle for the
  approach was too high.
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