Phrasal Verbs

zip around

This page is about the phrasal verb zip around


If you zip around, you move quickly from place to place.


buzz around, nip around (Australian, informal)

For example

  • zip around Sally was in a hurry so she zipped around the supermarket, tossing all the things she needed into her trolley as she went.

  • zipping around Bob's our courier and he spends all day zipping around town on his bike, picking up and dropping off packages and documents.

Nouns often used as objects with zip around: town, city, supermarket, mall

Quick Quiz

Which person would spend a lot of time zipping around?

a. a tailor

b. a teacher

c. a delivery boy
a) a tailor b) a teacher c) a delivery boy

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