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Around is an adverb and a preposition. In British English, the word `round' is often used instead. Around is often used with verbs of movement, such as `walk' and `drive', and also in phrasal verbs such as `get around' and `hand around'.     
1       prep   To be positioned around a place or object means to surround it or be on all sides of it. To move around a place means to go along its edge, back to your starting point.  
She looked at the papers around her..., ...a prosperous suburb built around a new mosque.     
      Around is also an adverb., adv   n ADV  
...a village with a rocky river, a ruined castle and hills all around..., The Memorial seems almost ugly, dominating the landscape for miles around.     
2       prep   If you move around a corner or obstacle, you move to the other side of it. If you look around a corner or obstacle, you look to see what is on the other side.  
The photographer stopped clicking and hurried around the corner..., I peered around the edge of the shed<endash>there was no sign of anyone else.     
3       adv   If you turn around, you turn so that you are facing in the opposite direction.  
ADV after v  
I turned around and wrote the title on the blackboard..., He straightened up slowly and spun around on the stool to face us.     
4       prep   If you move around a place, you travel through it, going to most of its parts. If you look around a place, you look at every part of it.  
I've been walking around Moscow and the town is terribly quiet..., He glanced discreetly around the room at the other people.     
      Around is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
He backed away from the edge, looking all around at the flat horizon.     
5       prep   If someone moves around a place, they move through various parts of that place without having any particular destination.  
They milled around the ballroom with video cameras.     
      Around is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
My mornings are spent rushing around after him.     
6       adv   If you go around to someone's house, you visit them.  
ADV after v  
She helped me unpack my things and then we went around to see the other girls.     
7       adv   You use around in expressions such as sit around and hang around when you are saying that someone is spending time in a place and not doing anything very important.  
ADV after v  
After breakfast the next morning they sat around for an hour discussing political affairs.     
      Around is also a preposition., prep  
He used to skip lessons and hang around the harbor with some other boys.     
8       adv   If you move things around, you move them so that they are in different places.  
ADV after v  
She moved things around so the table was beneath the windows.     
9       adv   If a wheel or object turns around, it turns.  
ADV after v  
The boat started to spin around in the water.     
10       prep   You use around to say that something happens in different parts of a place or area.  
Elephants were often to be found in swamp in eastern Kenya around the Tana River., ...pests and diseases around the garden.     
      Around is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v, n ADV  
Giovanni has the best Parma ham for miles around.     
11       adv   If someone or something is around, they exist or are present in a place.  
The blackbird had a quick, wary look in case the cat was anywhere around..., Just having lots of people around that you can talk to is important...     
12       prep   The people around you are the people who you come into contact with, especially your friends and relatives, and the people you work with.  
We change our behaviour by observing the behaviour of those around us..., Those around her would forgive her for weeping.     
13       prep   If something such as a film, a discussion, or a plan is based around something, that thing is its main theme.  
...the gentle comedy based around the Larkin family..., The discussion centered around four subjects.     
14       adv   You use around in expressions such as this time around or to come around when you are describing something that has happened before or things that happen regularly.  
n ADV, ADV after v  
Senator Bentsen has declined to get involved this time around..., When July Fourth comes around, the residents of Columbia City throw a noisy party.     
15       prep   When you are giving measurements, you can use around to talk about the distance along the edge of something round.  
She was 40 inches around the hips.     
16       adv   Around means approximately.   (=about)  
My salary was around £19,000 plus a car and expenses...     
      Around is also a preposition., prep  
He expects the elections to be held around November.     
17    Around about means approximately.  
SPOKEN  
around about      prep-phrase  
There is a Green party but it only scored around about 10 percent in the vote...     
18    You say all around to indicate that something affects all parts of a situation or all members of a group.  
all around      phrase   cl PHR  
He compared the achievements of the British and the French during 1916 and concluded that the latter were better all around.     
19    If someone has been around, they have had a lot of experience of different people and situations.  
INFORMAL  
has been around/had been around      phrase  
20   
    the other way around  
    way  


all-around  
    all-round  
around-the-clock  
    clock  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
exp.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
[Slang]
n.
to behave in a pretentious manner
fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
o.
talk to you later
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are

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