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run around

( UK also run about, run round)
verb uk phrasal verb with run   /rʌn/ ( present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run) us  
C2 to be very busy doing a lot of different things: I'm exhausted - I've been running around all morning.
Translations of “run around”
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙碌, 奔忙…
in Russian суетиться, бегать туда-сюда…
in Turkish koşuşturmak, çok meşgul olmak, yapacak çok işi olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙碌, 奔忙…
in Polish biegać (w kółko)…
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