get about


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

intransitive verb

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

Examples of get about in a Sentence

it got about that the company was having financial difficulties
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Word History

First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of get about was in 1740

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“Get about.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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