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present tense
I/you/we/theyput about
he/she/itputs about
present participleputting about
past tenseput about
past participleput about
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  1. 1

    put about

    or

    put around/round

    [transitive] British informal to tell a lot of people something, especially something that is not true
    put it about that: Clare’s been putting it about that I’m pregnant.
  2. 3
    put yourself about

    put it about

    British informal
See also main entry: put

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