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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. 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
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