English version

go around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo around (also go round British English) phrasal verb1 dress/behave (also go about British English)OFTEN to behave or dress in a particular waygo around doing something You can’t go around accusing people like that. He goes around in a T-shirt even in winter.2 illness go around (something) (also go about (something) British English)SPREAD if an illness is going around, a lot of people get it He had a bad dose of the flu virus that was going around. There are a lot of nasty bugs going around the school.3 news/story go around (something) (also go about (something) British English) if news, a story, a joke etc is going around, a lot of people hear it and are talking about it A rumour was going around that I was having an affair with my boss. There was a lot of gossip going around the village.4 go around with somebody/go around together (also go about with somebody British English)SPEND TIME to meet someone often and spend a lot of time with them I used to go around with a bad crowd.5 ENOUGH enough/plenty to go around enough for each person Is there enough ice cream to go around? There were never enough textbooks to go around.6 what goes around comes aroundWAIT used to say that if someone does bad things now, bad things will happen to them in the future7 go around in your headCONTINUE/NOT STOP if words, sounds etc go around in your head, you keep remembering them for a long time That stupid song kept going around in my head. go around/round in circles at circle1(5) go→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
go aroundIf one child gets flu, it seems to go round the entire school within a week.The gear was going round, but it didn't seem to be catching on anything.The city was rife with forlorn single women, and there was plenty of blame to go around.There is plenty of fault to go around!There's some type of throat infection going around at the moment.When the fan goes around it forces the warm air back down.go around doing somethingYou can't go around calling people liars.I can't go around my friends begging for a home, can l?In pursuit of material he went around the world six times and gave over 8,000 illustrated talks.She said she would wait on the steps while Tom went around and opened the street door.The changes of angle the belt makes as it goes around the pelvis allow much greater freedom of movement.The city was rife with forlorn single women, and there was plenty of blame to go around.There is plenty of fault to go around!Used to go around as a foursome.We went around the room to get them to say a declarative sentence.go around (something)The city was rife with forlorn single women, and there was plenty of blame to go around.There is plenty of fault to go around!She said she would wait on the steps while Tom went around and opened the street door.Used to go around as a foursome.I can't go around my friends begging for a home, can l?The changes of angle the belt makes as it goes around the pelvis allow much greater freedom of movement.We went around the room to get them to say a declarative sentence.In pursuit of material he went around the world six times and gave over 8,000 illustrated talks.go around (something)The city was rife with forlorn single women, and there was plenty of blame to go around.There is plenty of fault to go around!She said she would wait on the steps while Tom went around and opened the street door.Used to go around as a foursome.I can't go around my friends begging for a home, can l?The changes of angle the belt makes as it goes around the pelvis allow much greater freedom of movement.We went around the room to get them to say a declarative sentence.In pursuit of material he went around the world six times and gave over 8,000 illustrated talks.enough/plenty to go aroundThere are community therapists, but not enough to go around.Plenty enough to go around for any city.what goes around comes aroundBut, as the saying goes, what goes around comes around.
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Verb table
go
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygo
he, she, itgoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywent
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gone
he, she, ithas gone
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gone
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill go
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gone
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam going
he, she, itis going
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you, we, theyare going
Past
I, he, she, itwas going
you, we, theywere going
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been going
he, she, ithas been going
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been going
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be going
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been going
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