Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

put about

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theyput about
he/she/itputs about
present participleputting about
past tenseput about
past participleput about
  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
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of put about
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of put about
  3. 3
    put yourself about

    put it about

    British informal
See also main entry: put

likebait

web content which is specifically intended to make Facebook users click the 'Like' button associated with it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Grexit

the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog