run around

run around
verb
play boisterously (Freq. 3)
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The children frolicked in the garden

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the gamboling lambs in the meadows

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The toddlers romped in the playroom

Syn:
frolic, ↑lark, ↑rollick, ↑skylark, ↑disport, ↑sport, ↑cavort, ↑gambol, ↑frisk, ↑romp, ↑lark about
Derivationally related forms: ↑romp (for: ↑romp), ↑romper (for: ↑romp), ↑gambol (for: ↑gambol), ↑sport (for: ↑sport), ↑lark (for: ↑lark), ↑frolic (for: ↑frolic)
Hypernyms: ↑play
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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intransitive verb
: to seek amusement or companionship restlessly or incessantly

that crowd he used to run around with

never home, evenings, always running around

specifically : to engage in extramarital relations

suspected her husband of running around

: to set or arrange (type matter) as a runaround

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ˌrun a ˈround ˌrun ˈround [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they run around he/she/it runs around present participle running around past tense ran around past participle run around] phrasal verb
to be very busy doing a lot of different things

I’ve been running around all day.

Thesaurus: to be busysynonym
Main entry: run

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run around (or chiefly Brit run about or run round) [phrasal verb]
1 : to run in an area while playing

The children were running around outside.

2 informal : to go from place to place in a busy or hurried way

I spent the whole day running around doing errands.

3 run around/about/round with (someone) informal + disapproving : to spend a lot of time with (someone)

He runs around with younger women.

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Main Entry:run

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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