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go round

UK ( US go around)
verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(SPIN)

to spin like a wheel
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(BE ENOUGH)

If there is enough of something to go round, there is enough for everyone in a group of people: Are there enough pencils to go round?
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  • There weren't enough chairs to go round.
  • Are there enough leaflets to go round?
  • Let me know if there are not enough glasses to go round.
  • You'll have to share the handouts if there aren't enough to go round.
  • There was more than enough custard to go round.

(BEHAVE BADLY)

to spend your time behaving in the stated way: [+ -ing verb] You can't go round being rude to people.
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(VISIT)

to visit someone in their home: I'm just going round to Martha's for half an hour. I'll go round later and see how he is.
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Translations of “go round”
in Chinese (Traditional) 旋轉, 轉動…
in Russian хватать на всех…
in Turkish yetecek kadar olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旋转, 转动…
in Polish wystarczyć (dla wszystkich)…
(Definition of go round from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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