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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Other Idioms and Phrases with get about
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]
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