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run around

 
1. to run here and there. Why are you running around? Sit down and be quiet. Please stop running around. You are making me nervous.
2. to go here and there having meetings or doing errands. I've been running around all day, shopping for the party tonight. I am so tired of running around, carting children to various places.
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run around

to go from place to place I'm tired of running around on crutches. They are not just running around hoping for work, they're people with a serious business proposal.
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run around

1. Go about hurriedly here and there, as in I have been running around all day so I want to stay home tonight and relax. [Early 1900s]
2. Also, run around with. Associate or consort with socially, as in At college she began to run around with a very liberal group. [Late 1800s]
3. Be sexually unfaithful, as in She caught him running around just once too often and finally sued for divorce. [Early 1900s]
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run around

or run round
v.
1. To run in a space in many different directions: The kids ran around in the park while we relaxed.
2. To be very busy doing something, especially when moving from place to place in order to do it: I've been running around getting ready for the party.
3. run around after To try hurriedly to obtain or catch something or someone: How long have you been running around after that pair of shoes?
4. run around with To associate or engage in activities with someone or something: I don't like the people you've been running around with—they're a bad influence!
See also: around, run
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