pace about

pace about

To walk around or back and forth (in some place), as in fear, anger, anxiety, frustration, etc. I hate seeing the animals in the zoo pace about their cages like that. They all look so unhappy! I couldn't stop pacing about while I waited to hear back from the doctor.
See also: pace
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? Jeff Galloway advises marathon runners to perform their long runs at a pace about two minutes slower than you could have run that day.