circulate among

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mazarin endeavored to circulate among the people a report that troops had only been stationed on the quays and on the Pont Neuf, on account of the ceremonial of the day, and that they would soon withdraw.
The responsive Bleeding Hearts would then gather round the Defaulter whom he had just abandoned, and the most extravagant rumours would circulate among them, to their great comfort, touching the amount of Mr Merdle's ready money.
Get out of your office and circulate among the troops.
It must have been a nice carte de visite to circulate among the local belles.
Circulate among the groups to identify misconceptions.
The driver has learned a very hard and expensive lesson and I am sure the message will soon circulate among the rest of the trade."
A Lothian and Borders police spokesman said: "We are delighted to have recovered these drugs before they could circulate among our communities.
Variations of the flu circulate among most species of birds and mammals, and different strains usually stay within different animals.
The vaccine targets group A streptococcus bacteria, which cause scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, and kidney damage as well as the throat infections that often circulate among school-age children.
This book is a resource that every college library and every chapter of every BGLO should own and circulate among its members to keep our history alive.
Tools like e-mail messages and blogs enable the harassment to be both less obvious to adults and more publicly humiliating, as gossip, put-downs, and embarrassing pictures can circulate among a wide audience with just a few clicks.
Also, when oral communication takes place, the content discussed should go to all in the group, not the few--it is good practice to have ideas circulate among the group or family members.
The program did not air in the Indian state of Jammu-Kashmir, India's only political subdivision with a Muslim majority, but Falwell's remarks were reported in a local newspaper and began to circulate among the population.
As mothering, sexuality, and paternal difference circulate among the queer sisters, it is not solely the memory of the biological mother's experience that informs their sexual reclamations but the very present sisterly dyads of mother-daughter conflicts over familial sexual histories that impact their own sexual identities as black women in relationship to one another.