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Related to circle around: roughshod, come full circle

circle around (over someone or something)

[for a plane or a bird] to fly around above someone, something, or some place. The plane circled around over us for a few minutes and then went on. It circled around over the field.
See also: around, circle

circle around

v.
1. To proceed in a circle around someone or something: We circled around the block until they were ready to be picked up.
2. To move something in a circle around someone or something: We circled the dish around the table so everyone could try some.
3. To wrap or place something in a circle around someone or something: We circled the ribbon around the pole.
4. To form a circle around someone or something: The children circled around the storyteller.
5. To proceed in a circle: The plane circled around until it was cleared for landing.
6. To be centered around someone or something: These movie stars think everything circles around them.
7. To come by way of rotation: When the holiday season circles around, I want to have all my shopping done.
See also: around, circle
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about 15 feet across, chicken feathers, blood and someone had hung makeshift torches in a circle around the trees.
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Elijah, who plays Hobbit Frodo Baggins, and his boisterous group formed a circle around the friend, named only as Dave, and sang songs at him as he checked in for a flight to London.
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In the history of the Third Reich the argument is always the same among those in the close circle around Hitler.
The ship will cross the Indian Ocean and circle around Africa's Cape of Good Hope.
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This defense inevitably takes the form of drawing a tight circle around one form of an otherwise flexible word.
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His solution is to circle around the core of the field, rather than attempt to define the indefinite or undefinable, with four theoretical chapters (1, 3, 11, 12) examining historiography and changing perceptions of cultural history, and eight chapters demonstrating how different approaches might be applied to various topics.
As they whirled, the weight-bearing foot remained stable while the working foot, turned in, repeatedly made a full circle around it.
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