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1 around ˈraʊnd/ adverb
1 around
ˈraʊnd/
adverb
Learner's definition of AROUND
: in a circle
: in, along, or through a curving path
chiefly US used to indicate a measurement that is made along the outer surface of something circular
used to indicate that a number, amount, time, etc., is not exact or certain
: in close from all sides so as to surround someone or something
: in many different directions
: in or to many different places
: in or near a particular area or place
: to a particular place
: in the opposite direction
used with some verbs to indicate repeated or continued action or behavior that does not have a clear or definite purpose
used to describe something that returns in a regular or repeated way
used to describe how two things are arranged or ordered

come around

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2 around ˈraʊnd/ preposition
2 around
ˈraʊnd/
preposition
Learner's definition of AROUND
: on all sides of (something or someone)
: so as to circle or surround (something or someone)
: moving so as to circle (something or someone)
: over or in different parts of (a place)
: on or to another side of (something)
: in the area near to (something or someone)
: near or not far from (something) in time
: so as to avoid or get past (something)
used to indicate the central part or idea used for building or organizing something
3 around ˈraʊnd/ adjective
3 around
ˈraʊnd/
adjective
Learner's definition of AROUND
not used before a noun
: existing or active

been around

◊ Something that has been around for a long time has existed or been available for a long time.
◊ A person who has been around has had a lot of different experiences and knows a lot about the world.

up and around

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