go around


go around
go about & go around
1. [for a rumor] to go from person to person. •

What is this story about you that I hear going about?

There was a nasty rumor about Gerald going around.

2. [for a disease] to spread. •

There is a lot of this flu going about these days.

There is a bad cough going around.

3. Go to go around someone or something.
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{v.} 1a. To go from one place or person to another. * /Mr. Smith is going around looking for work./ * /Don't go around telling lies like that./ * /Chicken pox is going around the neighborhood./ * /A rumor is going around school that we will get the afternoon off./ 1b. To go together; keep company. - Usually used with "with". * /Bill goes around with boys older than he is because he is big for his age./ Syn.: GO ABOUT(2b). 2. To be enough to give to everyone; be enough for all. * /There are not enough desks to go around in the classroom./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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