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- n. A means of overcoming some obstacle, especially an obstacle consisting of laws, regulations, or constraints.
- n. A procedure or a temporary fix that bypasses a problem and allows the user to continue working until a better solution can be provided; a kluge.
- n. An impromptu and temporary response to an unforeseen problem or risk.
A compound of work + around (Wiktionary)