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around
British English: /əˈraʊnd/
American English: /əˈraʊnd/
Around often appears as the second element of certain verb structures ( come around, look around, turn around etc.): for translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( come, look, turn etc.). - Go around and get around generate many idiomatic expressions: for translations see the entries go and get.

adverb

  • 1 (approximately) it sells for around 200
    questo si vende, viene venduto a 200 sterline circa
    at around 3 pm
    verso le 15.00
  • 2 (in the vicinity)to be (somewhere) around
    essere nei paraggi
    I'll be around is there anyone around? are they around?
    sono da queste parti?
    I just happened to be around I don't want to be around when
    non voglio esserci quando
  • 3 (in circulation)to be around
    (product, person, technology, phenomenon)
    esserci
    to be around again
    (fashion, style)
    ritornare di moda
    CDs have been around for years
    sono anni che esistono i cd
    I wish I'd been around 50 years ago
    avrei voluto esserci 50 anni fa
    I'm glad I won't be around when
    sono contento che non ci sarò quando
    not to be around long enough to do
    non rimanere abbastanza a lungo per fare
    is he still around? she's been around [figurative]
    è una donna di mondo
    one of the most gifted musicians around
    uno dei musicisti più dotati del momento
    there is far less money around there's a lot of corruption around
    c'è molta corruzione
  • 5 (in all directions)all around
    in giro, (in general) tutto intorno, da ogni parte
    to go all the way around
    (fence, wall, moat)
    fare tutto il giro
    the only garage for miles around
    la sola officina nel giro di chilometri
    we like to travel around
    a noi piace girare
  • 6 (in circumference)three metres around
    (of tree trunk) tre metri di circonferenza
  • 7 (in different, opposite direction)a way around
    un modo per aggirare (obstacle)
    there is no way around the problem to go the long way around
    prendere la strada più lunga
    to turn something the other way around
    rigirare qualcosa
    to do it the other way around
    farlo al contrario
    I didn't ask her, it was the other way around
    non fui io a chiederlo a lei, accadde il contrario
    the wrong, right way around
    nel senso giusto, sbagliato
    to put one's skirt on the wrong way around
    mettersi la gonna al contrario
    you're Ben and you're Tom, is that the right way around?
    tu sei Ben e tu sei Tom, o è il contrario?
  • 8
    also: (British English) round
    (in specific place, home)she asked him (to come) around
    gli chiese di andare da lei
    she's coming around today
    verrà oggi
    I'll be around in a minute
    arrivo o sarò lì tra un minuto

preposition (British English) round

  • 1 (on all sides of)
    intorno a, attorno a (fire, table, garden, lake)
    around the outside of the house
    intorno alla casa
    a scarf around her head
    un foulard intorno alla testa
    she put her arm around his shoulders
    gli mise il braccio intorno alle spalle
    the villages around Dublin
    i paesi nei dintorni di Dublino
  • 2 (throughout)clothes scattered around the room
    vestiti sparpagliati nella stanza
    in several locations around the country
    in diversi posti del paese
    (all) around the world
    intorno al mondo
    from around the world
    da tutto il mondo
    doctors around the world
    dottori di tutto il mondo
    to go around the world to walk around the town he'll show you around the castle
    vi farà visitare il castello
    to go o look around the house
    fare il giro della casa
  • 3 (in the vicinity of, near)somewhere around the house
    in casa da qualche parte
    somewhere around Rome
    nei pressi, nei dintorni di Roma
    I like having people around the house o place
    mi piace avere gente in casa
    the people around here
    le persone del posto
    she's not from around here
  • 5 (in order to circumvent)to go around
    evitare (town centre)
    evitare o aggirare o girare intorno a (obstacle)
    there's a way around the problem
    c'è un modo per evitare il problema

Idioms

what goes around comes around

si raccoglie ciò che si semina

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