go around

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go around (third-person singular simple present goes around, present participle going around, simple past went around, past participle gone around)

  1. To move or spread from person to person.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      “[…] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs called a livery. […]”
    The rumor is going around that Mr. X and Ms. Y are having an affair.   There's a cough going around.
  2. To share with everyone.
    There's plenty of fish to go around.
  3. (aviation) to perform a go-around maneuver
  4. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see go,‎ around.

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