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make (one's)/the rounds

1. Of a doctor or nurse in a hospital, to visit each hospitalized patient assigned to them. In this usage, "the" or a pronoun has to be used between "make" and "rounds." Dr. Murphy is making her rounds right now. I think she's with the patient in room 21.
2. To circulate through a group or place. Oh, I'm just making my rounds, but I'll be back to chat some more before the night is over. All the big news makes the rounds after homeroom, and everyone has the most current gossip by lunch.
3. To go from place to place. While working on my novel, I've been making the rounds through all the coffee shops in town.
See also: make, round

make the rounds

1. To be disseminated, distributed, or passed around. That rumor has been making the rounds since September. There's no truth to it, though. That story made the rounds in the press for a while, but eventually people got tired of it.
2. To visit or engage with many or all of a certain group of things of people. We made the rounds and hit every shop in town while Christmas shopping. Please make the rounds at the end of the night to make sure all the stations are clean.
See also: make, round
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make the rounds

1. Follow a given circuit, as in The watchman makes the rounds every hour, or The gossip soon made the rounds of the school. Versions of this expression, such as go the rounds, follow the rounds, march the rounds, date from about 1600.
2. make rounds. Visit each hospitalized patient who is under the care of a specific physician, as in The surgery residents make rounds with their chief every morning. [c. 1900]
See also: make, round
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Such nice clear places were made round them that they had all the breathing space they wanted, and really, if Mistress Mary had known it, they began to cheer up under the dark earth and work tremendously.
Who would look at me if you don't!" She ceased for a moment; then in the depths of the loneliness made round her by an insignificant thread of blood trickling off the handle of a knife, she found a dreadful inspiration to her - who had been the respectable girl of the Belgravian mansion, the loyal, respectable wife of Mr Verloc.
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Doug was sure his kids will start practicing Gray's iconic 'lava walk' and 'slow-mo twirl' that made rounds in social media after the pageant's preliminaries.
Prior to this, a phone call that Punjab Law Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja made to Niazi had made rounds in the media.
of the incident made rounds across social media in which a group of the hospital administration can be seen beating the man in an enclosed space.
True enough, the video, which has made rounds on social media, shows Romeo backing away from a group of guys as soon as punches and shoves were thrown.
Previously too reports of women hailing from less-affluent backgrounds being refused medical care that resulted in them having to deliver their child on the street have made rounds.
A charge of 3.6 grains of Titegroup made rounds so soft my wife put about 200 rounds through her 15-ounce snubby.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 11 (ANI): After the reports of death of 30 children due to disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital made rounds, the Uttar Pradesh Government jumped in defence of the medical college, while also assuring that the District Magistrate has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident and the report will be out in 24 hours.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb said that no mention was made about Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal matter in meeting between the prime minister and chief of army staff, adding that the news report which made rounds was incorrect.
On his third day in office, Pena made rounds at several offices in the city hall that resumed services following chaos brought by serving of Ombudsman's suspension order on Binay.
A statement she made in 2008, saying "I did not feel I was given the material this season to warrant a nomination" has also made rounds on the Web.
Social workers will take over most of the brothers and sisters of Maria, the four-year-old Bulgarian Roma girl who made rounds in world media after being discovered in a Roma camp in Greece, authorities announced.
As I made rounds, a typical reaction from our physicians as well as the consultants we work with was surprise at what I was doing.