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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

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
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"Look at her, she's making round eyes, she feels that we are talking about her and can't understand.
They ploughed up a gravel-walk like musket-balls, and passed through glass-windows, making round holes, but not cracking them.
"We are shocked to see the common man making rounds of government offices for petty works, like getting electricity connections, settling pension-related issues or having official certificates.
However, it could not be ascertained when the ad was first published but it has recently been making rounds on social media.
Adurogboye noted that the recruitment post making rounds on social media about various positions advertised on the NCAA's website was misguided and a misinterpretation of a Federal Government initiative.
Earlier, a fake letter about the official holiday was making rounds on the social media.
In consequence of closure of this operation citizens were left at the mercy of incompetent and corrupt elements and they spent the whole day long in making rounds of rooms to get resolve their problems.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz reacted to viral picture of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan with a girl making rounds of social media alleging that that's her daughter.
He also warned against misusing parking spaces and added that inspectors will be making rounds to insure no violations are committed.
figure By AGGREY OMBOKI Joseph Irungu alias Jowie, the main suspect in the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani, was on Monday treated at Kenyatta National Hospital before being released back to the Industrial Area Remand Prison.Mr Irungu was taken to the hospital under tight security and was later seen making rounds in the hospital's corridors.
Research papers of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) current acting rector Raheel Qamar were making rounds on social media and whatsapp groups two weeks ago until they finally made way to the media.
Summary: Chennai (Karnataka) [India], Feb 25 (ANI): When the news of sudden demise of Indian film-star Sridevi is making rounds on social media, on Sunday, various celebrities either from Hindi cinema or politics have condoled the death of the veteran actress.
According to a video that has been making rounds, Gulalai recently met PTI leader Seema Anwar in Lahore and requested her to join her party, to which Anwar said that she wasn't interested as she was receiving much respect in PTI.
Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as The Lady with the Lamp.
Allegations of vote-buying have been circulating on social media with supposed cash-in-sample-ballots making rounds on social network.