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English definition of “get about”

get about

mainly UK (US get around) phrasal verb with get     /ɡet/ verb (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got, US gotten)
TRAVEL to travel to a lot of placesGeneral words for movement
MOVE to be able to go to different places without difficulty, especially if you are old or sickGeneral words for movement
INFORMATION If news or information gets about, a lot of people hear about it.Spreading and scattering
(Definition of get about from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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