Definition of around in English:
- Victoria Mill chimney in Skipton is a landmark easily visible for miles around.
- It would affect residents the whole length of its route and would be visible for miles around.
- First, Debenhams have the last say in which shops are situated around them.
- I shouted at everyone to get back because they were crowding around and then we carried out CPR.
- There was a new waiting room, with guideropes snaking around to guide the crowds, who weren't there.
- There was a patter of feet as several people crowded around to get a good look at Hazel.
- Once residents begin to understand what this home is, they will rally around and support them.
- The point of the fact is, Canadians have come around to support what they now realize to be a wise move.
- Today, in our post-ideological times, there is less for the elite to rally around.
- She put the ultrasound head on the gel and began moving it around in a circular motion.
- Now it is done in a centrifuge, which whirls the milk around rapidly in a circular vessel.
- How come the protons in the nucleus of an atom do not spin around like the electrons do?
- The thing to do is experiment, read around, be critical, and draw your own conclusions.
- There are plenty of tourism operators in the area to show you around and crank up the thrill factor.
- She ran out onto the dusty road and glanced around to see if she could find the young man.
- But perhaps Bill would have been better off sending it around to everyone to start off with.
- In the circulars sent around by the union promoting the deal, no comment is made on this.
- If we had macaroni and cheese we could go around and boast to everyone in the village about what we had to eat.
- I turned around in the opposite direction and started down the hall to my Band class.
- The manager reaches across the desk, picks up the sheet and swivels around in his chair to face him.
- Lacey swivelled around on her computer chair and grabbed a pillow from the bed beside her.
- Still, if the road had been curving around, then it should be over that way somewhere.
- When we came to the end of the road we turned around and headed for the beach.
- As they approach the side road to take them around to the back entrance, they kill the siren.
- A couple behind her told her she was putting it in the wrong way around.
- A routine check revealed her heart was on the wrong side of her body and two of her heart chambers were the wrong way around.
- You however, seem to have got this concept completely the wrong way around.
- They had to go around to locate the statue, and then got in, through a door there.
- You have to come at the trap on its left side and swing around it at the last minute.
- Greta comes around to the side of the bed where Madison is standing and hands Emily a string.
- Today's Question: Which Celebrity would you most like to drive around for an hour with?
- So hanging out was good, we talked about something else and drove around and had all in all a nice time.
- I have now been driving this Kia around for about five days and have discovered that it goes like the clappers.
- Their online version has also been updated making it easier to navigate around in.
- However, this appendix is both hard to follow and difficult to navigate around.
- I wanted people to say that I knew how to find my way around and earn a living.
- Anyone reading this who'll be in the area is welcome to come around and meet me and the rest of us.
- Never one to miss an opportunity, he called around and met Leo and Lacey.
- I drove around to see mum when the sun was at its height and the day was so hot it had pushed the cat into the shade of the flowerbeds.
- Being able to wander around aimlessly is the best way to see things that you'd normally never see, new bands.
- I wandered aimlessly around thinking about the play and failing to find a wireless hotspot.
- Sailors in bleached white uniforms wander around trying to convince themselves they are having fun.
- There are old people's flats around and they feel threatened with the rowdy behavior of these kids.
- They know they are not going to be around when Livingstone takes over the tube.
- It's been tough for Dav, tough for the board and tough for everyone around.
- She was afraid to get near me with him around, but she was the lesser of the two evils.
- She stays around near the village and it is possible to dive or snorkel with her.
- He was a devoted soldier who had pride in whatever he did and was highly regarded by those around him.
- You can be in your hotel room within around five hours of leaving Bolton, if you fly.
- The journey is around 200 miles, and they will arrive in a couple of days in his hired carriage.
- It was a long drive to our next stop - around 160 miles to the east on the coast at Torrent.
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- The air around the hill of Knocknashee is responding to the sound of music these days and nights.
- We also have just had speed humps installed around Beulah Hill crossroads.
- The town nestles in a bay which looks over to the hills around Loch Striven, adding a misty splendour to the scene.
- A movie like this tends to attract an awful lot of abstract nonsense going on around it.
- I would say try and understand the culture around a crime and you are going to better at investigating it.
- At the height of Britpop, there was something of a consensus culture around rock.
- The school places a lot of emphasis on music and the choir is in great demand to perform for community groups around the town.
- I drove around most of the Midlands and east of England in this car and it acquitted itself admirably.
- His image is everywhere around this city and he's even had a fast ferry named after him.
- The offender got into a car parked around the corner which was being driven by another person.
- He whistled and another car came around the corner of the park and stopped in back of the limo.
- We were off the beaten track and nobody was around, but suddenly a car came around the corner.
- Seiya got a picture of him in her mind of how he got slapped around by Lela and giggled.
- He explained how Cooper had slapped her around the face, spat at her, kicked her and punched her in the head and back.
- In one scene, he even went as far as to slap a priest around the face, in order to get the reaction he wanted out of him for the cameras.
- With that, he placed the necklace around his neck and embraced her for one last time.
- In a quick movement, I flung my arm around his neck and placed the gun to his side.
- If it wasn't for a circle of gold around his neck, he would have appeared desolate.
- She leaned forward and put her arms around me, giving me a dry peck of a kiss on the cheek.
- I dropped all my stuff to the ground and threw my arms around him and kissed him, so happy to have him near.
- I look into the sky and all I want is your gentle touch, your kiss, your arms around me.
- Following the route around the museum will certainly keep you fit if nothing else.
- The circular walk around Lake Burwains is one of the best places in Lancashire to watch birds in winter.
- The walk follows a two-mile route around the village of Staveley on New Year's Day.
- I find that a mad axe rampage around the Department of Culture, Media and Sport may help.
- This is an aspect of Japanese culture that I really like and wish could be imported around the world.
- Two guides had been organised to take the group around the building and members were not disappointed.
Are around and round (as preposition and adverbial particle) interchangeable? In US English, the normal form in most contexts is around; round is generally regarded as informal or nonstandard and is standard only in certain fixed expressions, as in the park is open year round and they went round and round in circles.
around the bend
- see bend1.
have been around
- informal Have a lot of varied experience and understanding of the world.Example sentences
- They have lots of players with Premiership experience, and a coach who has been around.
- The idea is not new, however, having been around for many years.
- Annual festivals in cities like Edmonton, Ottawa and Halifax have been around for years.
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