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English definition of “round”


preposition, adverb (DIRECTION)  /raʊnd/ mainly UK (US usually around)
A2 in a particular direction : The garden is round the back (of the house ). I used to live round (= near) here when I was a child . You must come round (to my house ) sometime soon .UK not standard We're going round (= to) the pub for a quick drink .Describing movement towards Grammar:Around or round?Around and round are prepositions or adverbs. We use around and round when we refer to movements in circles or from one place to another. Around and round can both be used. Around is more common in American English. Round is a little more common in speaking:
(Definition of round prepositionadverb (DIRECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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