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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The motor will be on show at Western's dealership but is also expected to be out and about showing off its paces around the city.
Last week's piece pictured Town players being put through their paces around the Leeds Road track in 1948 (see right).
The 72-year-old paces around War Memorial Park every year for the popular fundraising event - despite having gone through major heart surgery and overcome bowel cancer.
Good weather is good news for Lady Rebecca, who as a confirmed box-walker (a horse who when stabled relentlessly paces around) is much happier relaxing out in the fields.
He paces around the stage and points and shrugs and pulls his hands through those characteristic long locks.
The Liberal Democrat Solihull MP was joined by her party's environment spokesman, Chris Huhne, as they put the G-Wiz electric city car through its paces around Westminster.
But he has spent the last three days putting his tyres through their paces around Monza, as well as fine-tuning the set-up of his BAR, and hopes that will pay dividends when the track hosts next weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
First to put it through its paces around the track was Joff Leckie, from Crieff, Perthshire who has been confined to a wheelchair since a motorbike accident.
While you are there don't miss their great Network Q Rally coverage, including video interviews with Tony Jardine and Des Kelly plus a special in-car video of Jardine going through his paces around the Silverstone Super Sprint circuit.