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circulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcirculatecir‧cu‧late /ˈsɜːkjəleɪt $ ˈsɜːr-/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]B to move around within a system, or to make something do this 🔊 Swimming helps to get the blood circulating through the muscles. 🔊 Ceiling fans circulated warm air around the room.2 [intransitive]SPREAD if information, facts, ideas etc circulate, they become known by many people 🔊 Rumours began circulating that the prime minister was seriously ill.3 [transitive]SEND to send goods, information etc to people 🔊 The group circulated petitions calling for a federal law to ban handguns.4 [intransitive]AROUND/ROUND to talk to a lot of different people in a group, especially at a party→ See Verb table
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circulateThe results of the survey were widely circulated.Finally, may I dispel a couple of nonsensical rumours that are currently circulating.Sneed had circulated a letter round the department explaining the new pay cuts.While Shelley was still at school, he circulated a pamphlet attacking religion.Greenman circulated a petition for the city to install a traffic light last summer.The letter was circulated among news organizations nationwide.Blood circulates around the body.The air, thus refreshed, rises to the top of the nest and then circulates back down other passageways.The real product is the body of ideas that circulate from the vision.The vents circulate heat back into the room.The organization's intranet system allows information to circulate rapidly.One rumour circulating recently was that the vast majority of the 250 job losses would be from Barlaston.The propaganda Leary circulated soon attracted a great deal of publicity.Rumors began circulating that she was seriously ill.Rumors are circulating that the mayor's health is getting worse.I have circulated the request to the various Regional Council service departments asking them to respond not later than 18 December 1992.A list of well-known fraudsters was circulated to all local police chiefs.A monthly bulletin is prepared and circulated to each section.They circulated to the officials working on post-war plans a paper designed to refute the Section's approach.Rumours ... circulatingRumours have been circulating that experts are bitterly divided over what to do.Rumours are circulating that some of the cast will be killed off, and that Spock will get married.Alleged finds, discoveries and rumours have been circulating wildly ... but how much is fact and how much is hearsay?
From Longman Business Dictionarycirculatecir‧cu‧late /ˈsɜːkjəleɪtˈsɜːr-/ verb [transitive] to send a letter or information to peopleA summary of the report was circulated to all board members.→ See Verb table
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circulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycirculate
he, she, itcirculates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycirculated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave circulated
he, she, ithas circulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad circulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill circulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have circulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam circulating
he, she, itis circulating
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you, we, theyare circulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas circulating
you, we, theywere circulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been circulating
he, she, ithas been circulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been circulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be circulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been circulating
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