put about - definition and synonyms

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

    put about


    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. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a ship puts about, or if you put it about, it turns and sails in the opposite direction
  3. 3
    put yourself about

    put it about

    British informal
    1. a.
      to have sex with a lot of different people
See also main entry: put