Meaning of “put sth about/around” in the English Dictionary

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"put sth about/around" in British English

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put sth about/around

UK informal
phrasal verb with put uk /pʊt/ us /pʊt/ verb present participle putting, past tense and past participle put

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.

(Definition of “put sth about/around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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