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around

  

      prep  
1    situated at various points in  
a lot of shelves around the house     
2    from place to place in  
driving around Ireland     
3    somewhere in or near  
to stay around the house     
4    approximately in  
it happened around 1957, I think     
      adv  
5    in all directions from a point of reference  
he owns the land for ten miles around     
6    in the vicinity, esp. restlessly but idly  
to wait around, stand around     
7    here and there; in no particular place or direction  
dotted around     
8    Informal   (of people) active and prominent in a particular area or profession  
some pop stars are around for only a few years     
9    Informal   present in some place (the exact location being inexact)  
he's around here somewhere     
10    Informal   in circulation; available  
that type of phone has been around for some years now     
11    Informal   to many places, so as to have gained considerable experience, often of a worldly or social nature  
he gets around, I've been around     
     (C17 (rare earlier): from a-2 + round)  
In American English, around is usually used instead of round in adverbial and prepositional senses, except in a few fixed phrases such as all year round. The use of around in adverbial senses is less common in British English  


all-around  
      adj   prenominal      the U.S. equivalent of       all-round  
bat around  
      vb  
1    tr, adv     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to discuss (an idea, proposition, etc.) informally  
2    intr     (Also)    bat along  
Dialect     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to wander or move about  
get around  
      vb      See       get about       get round  
go around   , round  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   to move about  
2    adv; foll by: with   to frequent the society (of a person or group of people)  
she went around with older men     
3    adv   to be sufficient  
are there enough sweets to go round?     
4    to circulate (in)  
measles is going round the school     
5    prep   to be actively and constantly engaged in (doing something)  
she went around caring for the sick     
6    to be long enough to encircle  
will that belt go round you?     
horse around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to indulge in horseplay  
run around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    often foll by: with   to associate habitually (with)  
2    to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner  
      n  
  run-around  
3    Informal   deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp. in the phrase give or get the run-around)  
4      (Printing)   an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration  
shop around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    to visit a number of shops or stores to compare goods and prices  
2    to consider a number of possibilities before making a choice  
sleep around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to be sexually promiscuous  
slop around  
      vb   intr   to move around in a casual and idle way  
he slops around the house in old slippers        (Also)    slop about  
stick around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to remain in a place, esp. awaiting something  
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arse   ,   (U.S. and Canadian)   ass about, around         
      vb   intr, adv  
Taboo slang   to play the fool; act stupidly, esp. in an irritating manner  


all-around  
      adj   prenominal      the U.S. equivalent of       all-round  
around         
      prep  
1    situated at various points in  
a lot of shelves around the house     
2    from place to place in  
driving around Ireland     
3    somewhere in or near  
to stay around the house     
4    approximately in  
it happened around 1957, I think     
      adv  
5    in all directions from a point of reference  
he owns the land for ten miles around     
6    in the vicinity, esp. restlessly but idly  
to wait around, stand around     
7    here and there; in no particular place or direction  
dotted around     
8    Informal   (of people) active and prominent in a particular area or profession  
some pop stars are around for only a few years     
9    Informal   present in some place (the exact location being inexact)  
he's around here somewhere     
10    Informal   in circulation; available  
that type of phone has been around for some years now     
11    Informal   to many places, so as to have gained considerable experience, often of a worldly or social nature  
he gets around, I've been around     
     (C17 (rare earlier): from a-2 + round)  
In American English, around is usually used instead of round in adverbial and prepositional senses, except in a few fixed phrases such as all year round. The use of around in adverbial senses is less common in British English  
bat around  
      vb  
1    tr, adv     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to discuss (an idea, proposition, etc.) informally  
2    intr     (Also)    bat along  
Dialect     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to wander or move about  
get around  
      vb      See       get about       get round  
go around   , round  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   to move about  
2    adv; foll by: with   to frequent the society (of a person or group of people)  
she went around with older men     
3    adv   to be sufficient  
are there enough sweets to go round?     
4    to circulate (in)  
measles is going round the school     
5    prep   to be actively and constantly engaged in (doing something)  
she went around caring for the sick     
6    to be long enough to encircle  
will that belt go round you?     
horse around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to indulge in horseplay  
run around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    often foll by: with   to associate habitually (with)  
2    to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner  
      n  
  run-around  
3    Informal   deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp. in the phrase give or get the run-around)  
4      (Printing)   an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration  
shop around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    to visit a number of shops or stores to compare goods and prices  
2    to consider a number of possibilities before making a choice  
sleep around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to be sexually promiscuous  
slop around  
      vb   intr   to move around in a casual and idle way  
he slops around the house in old slippers        (Also)    slop about  
stick around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to remain in a place, esp. awaiting something  

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bring round   , around         
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to restore (a person) to consciousness, esp. after a faint  
2    to convince (another person, usually an opponent) of an opinion or point of view  


all-around  
      adj   prenominal      the U.S. equivalent of       all-round  
around         
      prep  
1    situated at various points in  
a lot of shelves around the house     
2    from place to place in  
driving around Ireland     
3    somewhere in or near  
to stay around the house     
4    approximately in  
it happened around 1957, I think     
      adv  
5    in all directions from a point of reference  
he owns the land for ten miles around     
6    in the vicinity, esp. restlessly but idly  
to wait around, stand around     
7    here and there; in no particular place or direction  
dotted around     
8    Informal   (of people) active and prominent in a particular area or profession  
some pop stars are around for only a few years     
9    Informal   present in some place (the exact location being inexact)  
he's around here somewhere     
10    Informal   in circulation; available  
that type of phone has been around for some years now     
11    Informal   to many places, so as to have gained considerable experience, often of a worldly or social nature  
he gets around, I've been around     
     (C17 (rare earlier): from a-2 + round)  
In American English, around is usually used instead of round in adverbial and prepositional senses, except in a few fixed phrases such as all year round. The use of around in adverbial senses is less common in British English  
bat around  
      vb  
1    tr, adv     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to discuss (an idea, proposition, etc.) informally  
2    intr     (Also)    bat along  
Dialect     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to wander or move about  
get around  
      vb      See       get about       get round  
go around   , round  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   to move about  
2    adv; foll by: with   to frequent the society (of a person or group of people)  
she went around with older men     
3    adv   to be sufficient  
are there enough sweets to go round?     
4    to circulate (in)  
measles is going round the school     
5    prep   to be actively and constantly engaged in (doing something)  
she went around caring for the sick     
6    to be long enough to encircle  
will that belt go round you?     
horse around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to indulge in horseplay  
run around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    often foll by: with   to associate habitually (with)  
2    to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner  
      n  
  run-around  
3    Informal   deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp. in the phrase give or get the run-around)  
4      (Printing)   an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration  
shop around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    to visit a number of shops or stores to compare goods and prices  
2    to consider a number of possibilities before making a choice  
sleep around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to be sexually promiscuous  
slop around  
      vb   intr   to move around in a casual and idle way  
he slops around the house in old slippers        (Also)    slop about  
stick around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to remain in a place, esp. awaiting something  

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Collins
bugger about   , around         
      vb   adv     (Brit)  
slang  
1    intr   to fool about and waste time  
2    tr   to create difficulties or complications for (a person)  


all-around  
      adj   prenominal      the U.S. equivalent of       all-round  
around         
      prep  
1    situated at various points in  
a lot of shelves around the house     
2    from place to place in  
driving around Ireland     
3    somewhere in or near  
to stay around the house     
4    approximately in  
it happened around 1957, I think     
      adv  
5    in all directions from a point of reference  
he owns the land for ten miles around     
6    in the vicinity, esp. restlessly but idly  
to wait around, stand around     
7    here and there; in no particular place or direction  
dotted around     
8    Informal   (of people) active and prominent in a particular area or profession  
some pop stars are around for only a few years     
9    Informal   present in some place (the exact location being inexact)  
he's around here somewhere     
10    Informal   in circulation; available  
that type of phone has been around for some years now     
11    Informal   to many places, so as to have gained considerable experience, often of a worldly or social nature  
he gets around, I've been around     
     (C17 (rare earlier): from a-2 + round)  
In American English, around is usually used instead of round in adverbial and prepositional senses, except in a few fixed phrases such as all year round. The use of around in adverbial senses is less common in British English  
bat around  
      vb  
1    tr, adv     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to discuss (an idea, proposition, etc.) informally  
2    intr     (Also)    bat along  
Dialect     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to wander or move about  
get around  
      vb      See       get about       get round  
go around   , round  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   to move about  
2    adv; foll by: with   to frequent the society (of a person or group of people)  
she went around with older men     
3    adv   to be sufficient  
are there enough sweets to go round?     
4    to circulate (in)  
measles is going round the school     
5    prep   to be actively and constantly engaged in (doing something)  
she went around caring for the sick     
6    to be long enough to encircle  
will that belt go round you?     
horse around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to indulge in horseplay  
run around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    often foll by: with   to associate habitually (with)  
2    to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner  
      n  
  run-around  
3    Informal   deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp. in the phrase give or get the run-around)  
4      (Printing)   an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration  
shop around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    to visit a number of shops or stores to compare goods and prices  
2    to consider a number of possibilities before making a choice  
sleep around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to be sexually promiscuous  
slop around  
      vb   intr   to move around in a casual and idle way  
he slops around the house in old slippers        (Also)    slop about  
stick around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to remain in a place, esp. awaiting something  

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Collins
cast about   , around         
      vb   intr, adv   to make a mental or visual search  
to cast about for an idea for a book     


all-around  
      adj   prenominal      the U.S. equivalent of       all-round  
around         
      prep  
1    situated at various points in  
a lot of shelves around the house     
2    from place to place in  
driving around Ireland     
3    somewhere in or near  
to stay around the house     
4    approximately in  
it happened around 1957, I think     
      adv  
5    in all directions from a point of reference  
he owns the land for ten miles around     
6    in the vicinity, esp. restlessly but idly  
to wait around, stand around     
7    here and there; in no particular place or direction  
dotted around     
8    Informal   (of people) active and prominent in a particular area or profession  
some pop stars are around for only a few years     
9    Informal   present in some place (the exact location being inexact)  
he's around here somewhere     
10    Informal   in circulation; available  
that type of phone has been around for some years now     
11    Informal   to many places, so as to have gained considerable experience, often of a worldly or social nature  
he gets around, I've been around     
     (C17 (rare earlier): from a-2 + round)  
In American English, around is usually used instead of round in adverbial and prepositional senses, except in a few fixed phrases such as all year round. The use of around in adverbial senses is less common in British English  
bat around  
      vb  
1    tr, adv     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to discuss (an idea, proposition, etc.) informally  
2    intr     (Also)    bat along  
Dialect     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to wander or move about  
get around  
      vb      See       get about       get round  
go around   , round  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   to move about  
2    adv; foll by: with   to frequent the society (of a person or group of people)  
she went around with older men     
3    adv   to be sufficient  
are there enough sweets to go round?     
4    to circulate (in)  
measles is going round the school     
5    prep   to be actively and constantly engaged in (doing something)  
she went around caring for the sick     
6    to be long enough to encircle  
will that belt go round you?     
horse around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to indulge in horseplay  
run around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    often foll by: with   to associate habitually (with)  
2    to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner  
      n  
  run-around  
3    Informal   deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp. in the phrase give or get the run-around)  
4      (Printing)   an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration  
shop around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal  
1    to visit a number of shops or stores to compare goods and prices  
2    to consider a number of possibilities before making a choice  
sleep around  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to be sexually promiscuous  
slop around  
      vb   intr   to move around in a casual and idle way  
he slops around the house in old slippers        (Also)    slop about  
stick around   , about  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to remain in a place, esp. awaiting something  

Englisches Collins Wörterbuch - Englische Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

around

  

      prep  
1    about, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, environing, on all sides of, on every side of, surrounding  
2    about, approximately, circa     (used with dates)   roughly  
      adv  
3    about, all over, everywhere, here and there, in all directions, on all sides, throughout, to and fro  
4    at hand, close, close at hand, close by, near, nearby, nigh     (archaic or dialect)  


boss around     
bully, dominate, domineer, oppress, order, overbear, push around     (slang)   put upon, ride roughshod over, tyrannize  
fool around      , about  
act the fool, dawdle, footle     (informal)   hang around, idle, kill time, lark, mess about, play about, play the fool, waste time  
gad (about or around)     
gallivant, ramble, range, roam, rove, run around, stravaig     (Scot. & Northern English dialect)   stray, traipse     (informal)   wander  
horse around      , about  
clown, fool about or around, misbehave, play the fool, play the goat, roughhouse     (slang)  
play around     
dally, fool around, mess around, philander, take lightly, trifle, womanize  
slop around      , about  
flop, loaf, lollop, lounge, shamble, shuffle, slouch, slump, sprawl, veg out     (slang, chiefly U.S.)  

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Collins
hang about   , around         
1    dally, linger, loiter, roam, tarry, waste time  
2    associate with, frequent, hang out     (informal)   hang with     (informal, chiefly U.S.)   haunt, resort  


around         
      prep  
1    about, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, environing, on all sides of, on every side of, surrounding  
2    about, approximately, circa     (used with dates)   roughly  
      adv  
3    about, all over, everywhere, here and there, in all directions, on all sides, throughout, to and fro  
4    at hand, close, close at hand, close by, near, nearby, nigh     (archaic or dialect)  
boss around     
bully, dominate, domineer, oppress, order, overbear, push around     (slang)   put upon, ride roughshod over, tyrannize  
fool around      , about  
act the fool, dawdle, footle     (informal)   hang around, idle, kill time, lark, mess about, play about, play the fool, waste time  
gad (about or around)     
gallivant, ramble, range, roam, rove, run around, stravaig     (Scot. & Northern English dialect)   stray, traipse     (informal)   wander  
horse around      , about  
clown, fool about or around, misbehave, play the fool, play the goat, roughhouse     (slang)  
play around     
dally, fool around, mess around, philander, take lightly, trifle, womanize  
slop around      , about  
flop, loaf, lollop, lounge, shamble, shuffle, slouch, slump, sprawl, veg out     (slang, chiefly U.S.)  

Englisches Collins Wörterbuch - Englische Synonyme & Thesaurus  

Collins
knock about   , around         
1    ramble, range, roam, rove, traipse, travel, wander  
2    abuse, batter, beat up     (informal)   bruise, buffet, clobber     (slang)   damage, hit, hurt, lambast(e), maltreat, manhandle, maul, mistreat, strike, work over     (slang)   wound  


around         
      prep  
1    about, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, environing, on all sides of, on every side of, surrounding  
2    about, approximately, circa     (used with dates)   roughly  
      adv  
3    about, all over, everywhere, here and there, in all directions, on all sides, throughout, to and fro  
4    at hand, close, close at hand, close by, near, nearby, nigh     (archaic or dialect)  
boss around     
bully, dominate, domineer, oppress, order, overbear, push around     (slang)   put upon, ride roughshod over, tyrannize  
fool around      , about  
act the fool, dawdle, footle     (informal)   hang around, idle, kill time, lark, mess about, play about, play the fool, waste time  
gad (about or around)     
gallivant, ramble, range, roam, rove, run around, stravaig     (Scot. & Northern English dialect)   stray, traipse     (informal)   wander  
horse around      , about  
clown, fool about or around, misbehave, play the fool, play the goat, roughhouse     (slang)  
play around     
dally, fool around, mess around, philander, take lightly, trifle, womanize  
slop around      , about  
flop, loaf, lollop, lounge, shamble, shuffle, slouch, slump, sprawl, veg out     (slang, chiefly U.S.)  

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mess about   , around         
1    amuse oneself, dabble, fool (about or around), footle     (informal)   muck about     (informal)   piss about or around     (taboo slang)   play about or around, potter, trifle  
2    fiddle     (informal)   fool (about or around), interfere, meddle, piss about or around     (taboo slang)   play, tamper, tinker, toy  


around         
      prep  
1    about, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, environing, on all sides of, on every side of, surrounding  
2    about, approximately, circa     (used with dates)   roughly  
      adv  
3    about, all over, everywhere, here and there, in all directions, on all sides, throughout, to and fro  
4    at hand, close, close at hand, close by, near, nearby, nigh     (archaic or dialect)  
boss around     
bully, dominate, domineer, oppress, order, overbear, push around     (slang)   put upon, ride roughshod over, tyrannize  
fool around      , about  
act the fool, dawdle, footle     (informal)   hang around, idle, kill time, lark, mess about, play about, play the fool, waste time  
gad (about or around)     
gallivant, ramble, range, roam, rove, run around, stravaig     (Scot. & Northern English dialect)   stray, traipse     (informal)   wander  
horse around      , about  
clown, fool about or around, misbehave, play the fool, play the goat, roughhouse     (slang)  
play around     
dally, fool around, mess around, philander, take lightly, trifle, womanize  
slop around      , about  
flop, loaf, lollop, lounge, shamble, shuffle, slouch, slump, sprawl, veg out     (slang, chiefly U.S.)  

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around, around, around, around

sit around 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.

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Fab 59:

Didn't you mean a 'quiet' evening in the example?

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Kollaboratives Wörterbuch     Englisch Definitionen
exp.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
[Slang]
n.
to behave in a pretentious manner
fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
id.
avoid the main topic ; discuss a matter without coming to the point ; to not speak directly/frankly/bluntly about the issue
Ex: Please, stop beating around the bush and get to the point! Also: beat about the bush
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
n.
encounter mostly for sex done around lunch time
[Fam.] in French it's "cinq à sept" which is rather in the end of afternoon
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
a strategy video game originary from Japan, published by Nintendo. Now it is very popular everywhere around the world.
The name Pokémo ncomes from the words Pocket Monsters
adv.
Someone's ability to look and act like whoever is around him or her.
The fictional character of human chameleon Leonard Zelig (in the film "Zelig", 1983), who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him.
n.
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
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.
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