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  • v. (intransitive)To be very busy doing many different things.


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  • As befits a woodland magus, George Peterken lives deep in some of the oldest, most interesting woods in Britain, down the bewildering lanes that run about St Briavel’s Common like the veins on the back of your hand.


  • The Rainbow's Daughter Toto, now allowed to run about as he pleased, was glad to be free again and able to bark at the birds and chase the butterflies.

    Love Letters

  • The rats, sensing the disaster that was 'going to overtake the ship, had long abandoned the bilges to run about the gundeck and cause screams from the women and children in the passengers' quarters.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • First, the thing has to run about 22 or 23 pages to fit its half-hour format, averaging about a minute per page, since the rest of the time is taken up by the fershtugginer commercials that keep so many of us from watching these syndicated shows.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • But I was still under a kind of confinement, unless I would have run about the country bareheaded like a madman, which I did not see it was my place to do.

    The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself

  • They mostly run about thirty to thirty-six inch-width of skin, that is.

    A Town Like Alice


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