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English definition of “around”

around

  /əˈraʊnd/ adv, preposition
A2 on all sides of something: They sat around the table.
A2 in a circular movement: This switch makes the wheels turn around.
A2 to or in different parts of a place: I spent a year travelling around Asia.
A2 here, or near this place: Is there a supermarket around here? Will you be around next week?
A2 used before a number or amount to mean ‘close to, but not exactly’: They will arrive around four o’clock.
B1 from one place or person to another: Could you pass these forms around, please?
B1 to the opposite direction: He turned around and looked at her.
to someone’s home: Wendy’s coming around this afternoon.
(Definition of around advpreposition from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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