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    Default Run About

    "-you know plants can feel, know,
    even comprehend
    -They don't run about"
    I can not get what does "run about " mean in above quotation
    May you help me , please?

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    To move around from place to place. "We have a large fenced yard so that the dogs can run about during the day."

    I think this is a British usage, not AE.

    [native speaker & writer, not a teacher]

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    Default Re: Run About

    Incidentally, plants can locomote - but too slowly for it to be called running.

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    We're all doomed...

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    Default Re: Run About

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    We're all doomed...
    Running is supposed to be fast, right?
    but can we say "He is running slowly"?

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