put about
verb Date: 1748 intransitive verb of a ship to change direction ; go on another tack transitive verb to cause to change course or direction

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  • put about — PHRASAL VERB (The forms put around and put round are also used in British English.) If you put something about, you tell it to people that you meet and cause it to become well known. [mainly BRIT] [V it P that] Moderate Republicans in America are …   English dictionary

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