from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An argument; a go-round.
- n. An evasive excuse; a runaround.
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- n. An abort of a final approach where the pilot circles the airport to make another attempt at landing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A landing approach that fails and gives way to another attempt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. go around the flank of (an opposing army)
- v. be sufficient
- v. avoid something unpleasant or laborious
- v. become widely known and passed on
- v. turn on or around an axis or a center
- n. an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
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Unnerving though the experience might be for passengers such as Cooley and Gutner, controllers see what they call a "go-around" as a fairly routine safety procedure that keeps planes out of greater trouble.
[*: Though obviously they don't do so in front of the parents!] [†: Since dueling anecdotes should never impress anyone, perhaps it would be better for readers to check what the American Academy of Pediatrics had to say last go-around.]
Both desserts get weak remarks the first go-around, prompting Richard to tweak his ice cream for the second group of judges.
The four astronauts feel the extra burden of putting "the best possible face forward for the last go-around of this," as Ferguson describes it.
But this go-around may be different, as Mr. McGraw has acknowledged.
Hatch championed the D.C. voting bill as recently as last year when it passed the Senate, but not this go-around.
The COP-17 meeting—so named by the United Nations bureaucracy to indicate that this is the 17th go-around—was supposed to come up with a successor to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires next year.
New York astrologer Shelley Ackerman made an excellent point on Fox News in reminding us that during this go-around, the story was fueled by the social networking sites, which caused it to spread like wildfire.
Could provide just enough aloof mystery to fuel another go-around.
The Washington Capitals play San Jose so rarely that last night's game figured to yield at least a couple of useful nuggets for the next go-around against the Sharks.