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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It affects my family and friends if they are around it.
Piled against the side of the room in a snowy drift are around a hundred pairs of white Sears-brand athletic socks, Dad's favorite.
As long as I am around - and growers like me are around - we'll fight to keep the shamrock alive.
The fact that a problem only arises when you are around suggests that your new acquisition is simply trying to attract your attention.