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English definition of “circulate”

circulate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈsɜː.kjʊ.leɪt/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
to go around or through something, or to make something go around or through something: Hot water circulates through the heating system. I've circulated a good luck card for everyone to sign. to move around at a party, etc., talking to different people : I try to circulate at a party and not just stay with the friends I came with.
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