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A v. i. + avv.
1 andare in giro; muoversi; girare; spostarsi; viaggiare: He's going about with a gang of youngsters, va in giro con una banda di giovinastri; to go about by bus, spostarsi (o girare) in autobus
2 stare insieme; amoreggiare: How long have they been going about together?, quant'è che stanno insieme?
3 diffondersi; circolare; (di una voce, ecc.) correre: Strange stories are going about, circolano (o si sentono) strane storie; A rumour was going about that…, correva voce che…
4 esserci in giro: There's a lot of flu going about just now, adesso c'è in giro molta influenza
5 (naut.) virare di bordo; cambiare le mure
B v. i. + prep.
1 girare; spostarsi, viaggiare in: to go about London by tube, girare Londra con il metrò
2 mettersi a (fare qc.); occuparsi di; fare; intraprendere; mettere mano a; badare a: I'll go about it at once, me ne occupo subito; to go about one's work, fare il (o badare al) proprio lavoro; Go about your business!, occupati dei (o bada ai) fatti tuoi!
3 fare a; prendere (fig.); affrontare: How do you go about building a model aircraft?, come si fa a costruire un aeromodello?; to go about st. in the right way, prendere una cosa per il verso giusto; saperci fare: Daddy will give you a new bike, if you go about it in the right way, il babbo ti regalerà la bicicletta nuova, se ci sai fare; to go about st. in the wrong way, affrontare qc. nel modo sbagliato
4 esserci in giro (fam.): There's a lot of chicken pox going about, c'è molta varicella in giro.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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