get\ about


get\ about
1. I
1) cars (trams, buses, etc.) make it easier to get about машины и т. д. облегчают передвижение; the patient is now sufficiently strong to get about больной уже достаточно окреп и может передвигаться сам
2) he can speak English sufficiently to get about он достаточно хорошо знает английский, чтобы самостоятельно ориентироваться или чтобы самому ходить, разъезжать и т. д.
3) the news (the rumour, etc.) gets about новости и т. д. распространяются; I don't want the story to get about мне не хочется, чтобы об этой истории знали; it's sure to get about это наверняка станет известным
2. II
1) get about in some manner get about nimbly (quickly, secretly, a lot /a great deal/, etc.) ловко и т. д. двигаться и т. д.; for an old man he gets about very well для своих лет старик очень подвижен; get about at some time he's getting about again он опять на ногах
2) get about in some manner she has been getting about much more since her family moved to the city с тех пор, как ее семья переехала в город, она стала гораздо больше бывать на людях или выезжать /ходить/ в гости; I don't get about much these days я мало где бываю теперь
3) get about in some manner news gets about quickly новости быстро распространяются; I don't know how such a rumour got about не знаю, каким образом распространился этот слух; it was supposed to be a secret, but somehow it got about это считалось тайной, но каким-то образом все стало известно
3. XVI
1) get about with smth. get about with a stick ходить с палочкой; he gets about with difficulty он с трудом передвигается || get about on crutches передвигаться на костылях
2) get about to smth. get about to parties (to meetings, etc.) бывать на вечерах и т. д.
4. XXV
get about that... it's getting about that he is marrying Mary (that he is coming back, etc.) говорят /ходят слухи/, что он женится на Мэри и т. д.; get about a rumour got about that he returned прошел слух, что он вернулся; if it gets about that... если узнают, что...

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • get about — See: GET AROUND(1b) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get about — See: GET AROUND(1b) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get about — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms get about : present tense I/you/we/they get about he/she/it gets about present participle getting about past tense got about past participle got about spoken 1) British same as get around 1) You really need… …   English dictionary

  • get about — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you get about, you go to different places and visit different people. [V P] So you re getting about a bit again? Not shutting yourself away? 2) PHRASAL VERB The way that someone gets about is the way that they walk or go from… …   English dictionary

  • get about — verb move around; move from place to place (Freq. 1) How does she get around without a car? • Syn: ↑get around • Hypernyms: ↑travel, ↑go, ↑move, ↑locomote …   Useful english dictionary

  • get about — verb a) To be mobile, physically active. I cant get about so much since I hurt my hip. b) To become widely known (also get out). The first walk I took when I grew stronger and was able to get about was up to Aunt Janes, notwithstanding she had… …   Wiktionary

  • get about — intransitive verb Date: 1793 1. to become current ; circulate 2. to be up and about ; begin to walk < able to get about again > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • get about — he uses a wheelchair to get about Syn: move about, move around, travel …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • get\ about — See: get around(1b) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get about —  Travel extensively …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • get — [ get ] (past tense got [ gat ] ; past participle gotten [ gatn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 obtain/receive ▸ 2 become/start to be ▸ 3 do something/have something done ▸ 4 move to/from ▸ 5 progress in activity ▸ 6 fit/put something in a place ▸ 7 understand… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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