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English definition of “word gets about/around/round”

word gets about/around/round

When word gets about/around/round, news spreads fast within a group of people: "I hear you were having drinks with a tall, dark, handsome man last night." "Wow, word gets round fast, doesn't it?" She doesn't want word getting around the office that she's pregnant.
(Definition of word gets about/around/round from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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