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"run around" in British English

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run around

(UK also run about, run round)
phrasal verb with run uk   /rʌn/  us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
(Definition of run around from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"run around" in American English

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run around

phrasal verb with run  us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran  /ræn/ , past participle run)
to exist or do something in the stated condition: I’m tired of running around on crutches.
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"run around" in Business English

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run around

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run)
to be very busy doing a lot of different things: I've been running around all morning trying to get things ready for the conference.
(Definition of run around from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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