get about

got about; got about or gotten about; getting about; gets about

Definition of get about

intransitive verb

1 : to become current : circulate
2 : to be up and about : begin to walk able to get about again

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Examples of get about in a Sentence

it got about that the company was having financial difficulties

First Known Use of get about

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of get about was in 1740

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“Get about.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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