pace around

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pace around

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 around their cages like that. They all look so unhappy! I couldn't stop pacing around while I waited to hear back from the doctor.
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pace around

 and pace about
to walk around nervously or anxiously. Stop pacing around and sit down. There is no need to pace about.
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In Capaldi's final scene, he gave a speech as he paced around the Tardis before regenerating into the 13th Doctor, played by Jodie.
Axl, 54, told fans as he paced around the stage: "You did what?
I paced around for a few minutes and almost backed out of trying it again.
He told jurors he paced around the flat, tidying as he went, and trying to piece together what may have happened.
He remained outside for some minutes, was looking around and also got up and paced around and his face was covered with a bandana.
Backstage before telly's first ever clash of the prime ministerial titans, Tory boy Cameron paced around alone with his thoughts ...
The Serbian's anger was evident as he tetchily paced around centre court, but as he started to find his range from the baseline his temper settled and so too the match fell his way.
He paced around the house clutching a picture of Grace into the early hours before going to bed alone and crying himself to sleep.
Managers for the candidates paced around the floor trying to pry delegates away from their opponents, and to keep those already on their side from defecting.
In the main sports hall, as the candidates awaited their fate, he paced around nervously with a mobile phone clutched close to his face, checking how his political empire was faring across Cardiff.
Jailed Tory peer Lord Archer appeared to be counting down the days to freedom as he paced around the library at Hollesley Bay prison yesterday.
I'm gutted for Strachan, who paced around his technical area snarling at his players and trying to keep his temper in check.
Sources report he stormed down to the lobby, paced around for 30 minutes, then whipped out his mobile and snarled: "Where the hell are you?
Still no-one imagined he could do it as Ferrero paced around menacingly at the back of the court.
While Bryan paced around inside the church, the 250 guests, many of whom had been bused in as early as 1pm, shuffled uncomfortably.