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English definition of “put sth about/around”

put sth about/around

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
to tell a lot of people something that is not true: [+ that] I'd like to know who put the rumour around that I'm pregnant. Someone's been putting it about that Dan is leaving.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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