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verb     circulate pronunciation in British English
/ˈsɜː(r)kjʊleɪt/
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he/she/itcirculates
present participlecirculating
past tensecirculated
past participlecirculated
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if information or ideas circulate, one person talks or writes about them to another, so that more and more people start to know about them

    Rumours began to circulate that the chairman was going to resign.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to send something to all the members of a group of people
    circulate something to someone:

    The letter has been circulated to shareholders.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to move around continuously inside a system or area, or to make something do this

    a machine designed to circulate warm air

  4. 4
    [intransitive] to move around at a party or social occasion, talking to different people
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