circulate ( circulates 3rd person present) ( circulating present participle) ( circulated past tense & past participle )
1 verb If a piece of writing circulates or is circulated, copies of it are passed round among a group of people.
The document was previously circulated in New York at the United Nations... be V-ed
Public employees, teachers and liberals are circulating a petition for his recall... V n
This year anonymous leaflets have been circulating in Peking. V
circulation n-uncount usu the N of n
...an inquiry into the circulation of `unacceptable literature'.
2 verb If something such as a rumour circulates or is circulated, the people in a place tell it to each other.
Rumours were already beginning to circulate that the project might have to be abandoned... V
I deeply resented those sort of rumours being circulated at a time of deeply personal grief. be V-ed, Also V n
3 verb When something circulates, it moves easily and freely within a closed place or system.
...a virus which circulates via the bloodstream and causes ill health in a variety of organs... V
Cooking odors can circulate throughout the entire house. V, Also V prep
The north pole is warmer than the south and the circulation of air around it is less well contained., ...the principle of free circulation of goods.
4 verb If you circulate at a party, you move among the guests and talk to different people.
Let me get you something to drink, then I must circulate. V
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 broadcast, diffuse, disseminate, distribute, issue, make known, promulgate, propagate, publicize, publish, spread
2 flow, gyrate, radiate, revolve, rotate
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