Meaning of “run around” in the English Dictionary

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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 /rʌn/ us 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)