run about

run about
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to run in different directions) (United Kingdom) 
a. corretear 
Everyone was running about and it was total chaos.Todo el mundo estaba correteando y era puro caos.
2. (to move about busily) (United Kingdom) 
Anna was running about trying to find her shoes.Anna iba de aquí para allá en busca de sus zapatos.
I don't mind having to run about for my work because I get to see different parts of the city.No me molesta tener que correr de uno lado para otro porque me da la oportunidad de ver diferentes partes de la ciudad.
3. (pejorative) (to keep company; used with "with") (United Kingdom) 
You haven't been running about with that lot again, have you? They're trouble.Tú no has vuelto a juntarte con esos, ¿verdad? Son malos.
b. andar con 
Mick's a scoundrel who runs about with crooks and prostitutes.Mick es un bribón que anda con maleantes y prostitutas.
transitive verb phrase
4. (to run in different directions around) (United Kingdom) 
The kids ran about the field kicking the ball.Los jóvenes correteaban por el campo dándole patadas a la pelota.
5. (to move busily around) 
I've been running about the city all day, and I've only just got home now.Llevo todo el día corriendo de un lado para otro por la ciudad y acabo de llegar a casa.
6. (to circulate around) 
a. recorrer 
Whispers were running about the classroom, so the teacher turned round to see what was going on.Recorría un rumor por el aula, así que profesor volteó para ver qué ocurría.
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