get about
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get about(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be mobile)
a. moverse
Santi is no longer bedridden, but he can still only get about with the wheelchair.Santi ya no está postrado en cama, pero solo puede moverse con la silla de ruedas todavía.
b. caminar
Juana's leg has healed, and she can get about without crutches now.A Juana se se ha sanado la pierna, y ya puede caminar sin muleta.
2. (to travel) (United Kingdom)
a. viajar
Sharon is a respected business consultant, so she really gets about.Sharon es una asesora empresarial respetada, así que viaja mucho.
b. desplazarse
I don't need a car; I've got my bike to get about.No me hace falta un carro; tengo la bici para desplazarme.
3. (to be made known) (United Kingdom)
a. correr
The news got about in a matter of hours, and soon everyone was talking about it.Corrió la noticia en cuestión de horas, y poco después, hablaban todos de ella.
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get about
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (person)
a. moverse
2. (news, rumor)
a. difundirse, trascender
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get about
1 [+invalid] (walk) caminar; (move around) moverse
he gets about with a stick/on crutches camina con un bastón/con muletas; she's quite frail and can't get about very much está muy delicada y no puede moverse mucho
you are young enough to get about and do things that I no longer can she can't get about very much and relies on meals on wheels Walking on crutches is not a gift, but an art and you will have to put in quite a little time before you get about satisfactorily He had some sight and could get about She was able to get about with great difficulty
2 (travel) viajar
the sort of work I do means I get about a fair bit el tipo de trabajo que hago significa que viajo or me desplazo bastante
3 (go out) (socially) salir
4 (circulate) [+rumour] correr; [+story] saberse; divulgarse
it soon got about that they were getting divorced al poco tiempo corrió el rumor de que se iban a divorciar or se divorciaban; I don't want it to get about no quiero que se sepa or divulgue
that's the sort of news that we don't want to get about if it gets about that they're planning redundancies there's bound to be a strike
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