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go-around

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(also go-round)

Definition of go-around in English:

noun

1A flight path taken by an aircraft after an aborted approach to landing.
Example sentences
  • The aircraft commander executed a go-around, left the landing gear extended, and entered the visual pattern.
  • Tower cleared me for the approach, and then asked if I could accept a go-around for landing traffic.
  • The commercial pilot had attempted a go-around following an approach to runway 12.
2North American informal A confrontation or argument: we had some go-arounds
More example sentences
  • Having had a few go-rounds with her own former mother-in-law, Moby Dick, she is always interested in how these little dramas play out.
  • If you fail to get rid of the infection the first go-round, the patient has a greater chance of getting kidney infection, flank pain, high fever, or other complications.
3North American informal Each of several recurring opportunities.
Example sentences
  • This is the third go-around for clearance talks, and each round has been punctuated by skirmishes.
  • These signs, too, I remember from the last go-round.
  • Credible, who's been an adequate performer so far, has not yet had the mic or ring time to make a lasting impression in his second go-around in the federation.

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