be around

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be around

1. To be present at or come to a certain place, usually specified by a particular time. Sorry I can't make it out to see you today! Will you be around tomorrow? Thanks for taking care of my pets while I'm away! I'll be around to collect them on Monday.
2. To exist, be relevant, or have significance, usually specified by a particular period of time. Yes, I'm still around after all these years. Printed books are just something humanity won't forget; they'll be around forever.
3. To socialize with or have close physical proximity to somebody. I just feel safer when you're around. John is so pleasant to be around.
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She once said: "I feel I am able to be completely myself when I am around him.
Dear Miriam I AM dating a beautiful 25-year-old woman who has a two-year-old son who is very disobedient when I am around.
And he used to give me his top and spray his perfume on it so I could 'sleep' with him, telling me, 'I am around you always'.
Walcott, Arsene Wenger's shock pounds 12million signing from Southampton in January, declared: "I am around world-class players every day and I was on the bench in the Bernabeu against Madrid and again at the Stadio Delle Alpi when we played Juventus.
I am around top players who have all played in World Cups and European Championships and who all still want to learn themselves.
And because Chris is with The Black Crowes I find that I am around a lot of guys a lot of the time.
If I am around here this time next year and I can help the team out then who knows?
A day off ( I tend to take one midweek, so that I am around at the weekend.
He is going to get his National winner sooner or later, hopefully I am around when he does.
But the football club will definitely improve and I am just hoping I am around to help improve it.
And while I am around, it will always be the top club.
They think it's OK to smack, and they are very free with slaps and taps, even when I am around.
I am more confident now I am around a squad of players my own age.
As long as I am around - and growers like me are around - we'll fight to keep the shamrock alive.
He is a perfect dog but although he is fine with my cats when I am out, he chases after one of them when I am around and I am frightened he will hurt him.