get about

get around


verb (intr, adverb)

to move around, as when recovering from an illness
to be socially active
(of news, rumour, etc) to become known; spread

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Idioms and Phrases with get about

get about

1

Also get around. Move around, be active, especially after an illness. For example, At 85 Jean still gets around very well, or Arthritis makes it hard for him to get about. [Mid-1800s]

2

Become known, circulate, as in The news of her engagement got about very quickly. [Early 1800s] Also see get around, def. 4.

3

Be socially active, as in After her husband died, she didn't get about much for a year. Also see get around, def. 3 and 4.

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