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circulate among (someone or something)

To move through or within a group of people or things. Here, take this tray of hors d'oeuvres and circulate among the guests in the living room. There's a rumor circulating among the press corps that the senator is going to resign.
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circulate through (something)

1. Of a liquid, to travel through a system or network of pipes. Water doesn't seem to be circulating through the pipes from this point on, so there must be a clog.
2. To move through or within a group of people or things. Here, take this tray of hors d'oeuvres and circulate through the guests in the living room. There's a rumor circulating through the press corps that the senator is going to resign.
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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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This observation is the first of HCoV-NL63 infection in France, and several isolates of HCoV-NL63 were found to circulate in our country.
At that point, the city could appeal the order or circulate the transportation plan, hold hearings and reconsider adopting the General Plan and environmental impact report.
The publisher of the report claims to have been paid $12,500 by a third-party to circulate the report.
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.
Pechiney shall shortly circulate the meeting notice of the annual shareholders' meeting scheduled to take place on second notice on April 3, 2003.
announced today a new commitment to join the 1,500 nationwide Safeway stores to routinely circulate Golden Dollar coins to its customers.
The Seattle-area Safeway stores announced today a new commitment to join the 1,500 nationwide Safeway stores to routinely circulate Golden Dollar coins to its customers.
Area Dominick's stores announced today a new commitment to circulate Golden Dollar coins to its customers.
Safeway, one of the nation's largest grocery chains, announced today a new commitment to routinely circulate Golden Dollar coins to customers in all of its 1,500 stores nationwide.
Maliciously, and without cause, circulates or causes to be circulated, either verbally or in writing, any rumor with the intent to injuriously affect the financial standing or reputation of any bank doing business in this state;
The central system then circulates cool water from this indoor tank until it becomes sufficiently warmed to permit sending it outdoors again to the heat exchanger.