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[goh-uh-round] /ˈgoʊ əˌraʊnd/
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.
runaround (def 1).
Also, go-round (for defs 2, 3).
Origin of go-around
1890-95; noun use of verb phrase go around Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • The pilot returned to the airport but decided to fly a go-around.
  • The captain's decision to attempt a go-around late in the landing roll with insufficient runway remaining.
  • After a few minutes of flying, he attempted two landings, both of which resulted in his performing a go-around.
  • Powered aircraft must yield to glider traffic or initiate a go-around to ensure proper spacing.
  • The airplane bounced and he was thinking of performing a go-around.
  • The pilot attempted to go-around, but could not regain control of the airplane.

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