English version

run around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrun around (also run round British English) phrasal verb1 RUNto run in an area while you are playing The children were running around in the garden.2 informalBUSY/HAVE A LOT TO DO to be very busy doing many small jobs Maria was running around trying to get the house tidy. We were all running around like headless chickens (=trying to do a lot of things, in an anxious or disorganized way). runaround run→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
running around like headless chickensThe arcade section is hideous, featuring computer-controlled players running around like headless chickens and never attempting a tackle.
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Verb table
run
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrun
he, she, itruns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyran
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave run
he, she, ithas run
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad run
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill run
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have run
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam running
he, she, itis running
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you, we, theyare running
Past
I, he, she, itwas running
you, we, theywere running
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been running
he, she, ithas been running
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been running
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be running
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been running
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