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present tense
I/you/we/theygo around
he/she/itgoes around
present participlegoing around
past tensewent around
past participlegone around

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    [intransitive] to behave or be dressed in a particular way

    Why do you always go around without any shoes on?

    go around doing something:

    You can't go around saying things like that!

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] [usually progressive] go around something if something such as an illness or a piece of news is going around, people are giving or telling it to each other

    He caught the flu virus that's going around.

    There's a story going around the office that you're thinking of quitting.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] go around with/together to spend a lot of time with someone, going to different places and doing things

    She used to go around with Susannah all the time.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] to visit a person or a place

    I went around last night, but no one was in.

    go around to:

    Are you going around to Tom's after work?

  5. 5
    [intransitive] to be enough so that everyone can have one or some
    be enough to go around:

    In some classes, there aren't even enough books to go around.

  6. 6
    [intransitive] to move in a circle

    The hands of the clock seemed to go around so slowly.

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