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circulate among someone or something

to move at random within a gathering of people or things. Karen circulated among the guests, serving drinks. The guests circulated among the various rooms in the house.
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circulate something through something

to route something through something; to make something travel through something. Walter circulated the memo from the boss through the department. I would like for you to circulate this through the members of the club.
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circulate through something

 
1. Lit. [for a fluid in a closed system of pipes or tubes] to flow through the various pathways of pipes and tubes. Cold water circulates through the entire building and keeps it cool. Blood circulates through the veins and arteries, reaching all parts of the body.
2. Fig. to move through a group of people or an area, from person to person. Rumors circulated through the department about Tom's retirement. Please circulate through the room and hand out these papers to each person.
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Circulate the mixture for four hours or longer through all lines and machine tools.
This observation is the first of HCoV-NL63 infection in France, and several isolates of HCoV-NL63 were found to circulate in our country.
After spray-up, the table is moved into the press, which closes and circulates hot air through the preform, melting the binder.
Property Owners for Property Rights Protection filed a notice with the city Tuesday of plans to circulate a ``property rights protection measure'' in which the city could not ``limit, restrict, impose or mandate the price'' of real estate in Glendale.
Also mold-temperature controllers by TEW (Taiwan) in 3- and 5-kw ratings that reportedly circulate water or oil medium up to 302 F in a single, trouble-free unit.
Pete Wilson last week signed a bill that gave the group an extra 90 days to circulate the petitions.
Also offers mold-temperature controllers by TEW (Taiwan) in 3- and 5-kw ratings that reportedly make it possible to circulate water or oil medium up to 302 F in a single, trouble-free unit.
Also offers mold-temperature controllers by TEW (Taiwan), in 3- and 5-kw ratings, that reportedly make it possible to circulate water or oil medium up to 302 F in a single, trouble-free unit.
Pechiney shall shortly circulate the meeting notice of the annual shareholders' meeting scheduled to take place on second notice on April 3, 2003.
Teeter said the city's failure to properly circulate the transportation plan was a significant mistake because it calls for a 5 percent increase in transit services each year to accommodate the population growth, while acknowledging that the cost would be ``well beyond anticipated revenues.
Valley VOTE is preparing to circulate petitions calling for a formal study of Valley secession from the city of Los Angeles.
The company will supplement the work of Valley VOTE's volunteers, supplying about 70 people paid to circulate petitions.
What they found was "something very strange," according to Hsueh, who says the results are the first proof that "anti-hormones" circulate naturally in the body.