circulate


circulate
cir|cu|late [ˈsə:kjuleıt US ˈsə:r-] v
[Date: 1400-1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of circulare, from circulus; CIRCLE1]
1.) [I and T]
to move around within a system, or to make something do this
Swimming helps to get the blood circulating through the muscles.
Ceiling fans circulated warm air around the room.
2.) [I]
if information, facts, ideas etc circulate, they become known by many people
Rumours began circulating that the Prime Minister was seriously ill.
3.) [T]
to send goods, information etc to people
The group circulated petitions calling for a federal law to ban handguns.
4.) [I]
to talk to a lot of different people in a group, especially at a party

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