run around

run around
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to run in different directions) 
a. corretear 
The children wore out the babysitter because they were running around all day.Los niños agotaron a la niñera porque estuvieron correteando todo el día.
2. (to move about busily) 
The waiters were running around to make sure that all the customers were happy.Los meseros iban de aquí para allá para asegurarse de que todos los clientes estuvieran satisfechos.
The activists ran around trying to get enough signatures for their petition before the deadline.Los activistas anduvieron de un lado para otro tratando de conseguir suficientes firmas para su petición antes de la fecha límite.
3. (to keep company; used with "with") 
a. salir con 
To be honest, I don't like the boys that our son has been running around with.Para ser honesto, no me caen bien los chicos con que nuestro hijo ha estado saliendo.
b. andar con 
We haven't hung out in ages. Who have you been running around with lately?Hace muchísimo que no pasamos el rato juntos. ¿Con quién anduviste últimamente?
run around
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
ir corriendo de aquí para allá
I've been running around all day trying to get everything ready llevo todo el día corriendo de aquí para allá para que todo esté listo; to run around with [+person] salir con; [+group] andar con; juntarse con
She has been running around with him for several months In the 1960s he used to run around with the jet set
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