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*around someone or something

 
1. enclosing someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; go ~; circle ~.) The white picket fence is around the house and the yard. Jimmy was crying loudly. A ring of children circled around him, singing "Happy Birthday."
2. near someone or something in this vicinity. (*Typically: be ~; hang ~; live ~.) How long have you been around here? I don't like people like that hanging around me.

around

/round the clock
Throughout the entire 24 hours of the day; continuously.
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Why, Captain, just think of this: if Abraham was to set his foot down here by this door, there would be a railing set up around that foot-track right away, and a shelter put over it, and people would flock here from all over heaven, for hundreds and hundreds of years, to look at it.
But the crowd were gathered most of all around a ring where the wrestling was going forward, and thither Sir Richard and his men turned their steps.
We will meet even a worse reception if we go nosing around a British port--mines, nets and all of it.
A hundred feet away all anxiety on that score was relieved by Tudor, who made shift with his left hand, and from his automatic pistol hurled a rain of bullets all around Sheldon.
We crouched down in fear, while the fire ate around the circle and hemmed us in.
Has a bad trick of whirling around without cause It's his idea of a joke on his rider.
No more could he help it than could he help responding with a snarl when threatened by a club; no more could he help it than when he had spoiled the turn of Dick and Daisy Bell when swept by the strains of "Roll Me Down to Rio"; no more could he help it than could Jerry, on the deck of the Ariel, help singing when Villa Kennan put her arms around him, smothered him deliciously in her cloud of hair, and sang his memory back into time and the fellowship of the ancient pack.
And in the meantime I may be permitted to love my son when his dog is not around," she laughed, though she was pale and weak from the fright.
Johnny Dooit was present, and of course he proved he could do wonders in the way of eating, as well as in everything else that he undertook to do; the Tin Woodman sang a love song, every one joining in the chorus; and the wooden soldiers from Merryland gave an exhibition of a lightning drill with their wooden muskets; the Ryls and Knooks danced the Fairy Circle; and the Rubber Bear bounced himself all around the room.
Beyond the fir wood was an open curve in the road and she had promised to wave a last farewell as they passed around it.
Then the wind pushed the edges of the ripples until they became waves, and shoved the waves around until they became billows.
I've been browsing around with an eye open for some one to go in with me on the proposition.
When his legs were limbered up, Pinocchio started walking by himself and ran all around the room.
MUST I not wear stilts, that they may OVERLOOK my long legs--all those enviers and injurers around me?
They formed a little bodyguard around the bath-chair.