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.
See also: around
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"When she heard that I am around PS3,000 away from my target, she decided to host the event to support this amazing hospice."
The players I am around help me all the time and have helped me become a better player."
I am sort of (a dad), by proxy when I am around them (their children).
"I am a small girl weighing 24 pounds, and the doctor says I am around 5 years old.
'However, I did not give any obscene signal, I am around 53 years old, I am vastly experienced, can I do any obscene gesture to any girl or woman?'
I love the feeling of anticipation during Advent; the general feeling of kindness from the people I am around. It seems like there are more God moments during Advent season than any other.
I will learn what tasks I enjoy and which I detest by doing them regularly unlike at home where I normally just help out when I am around.
"And if I am around the corner then I then I know it's going to get to me.
"If he is struggling and I am around, I will always try the best I can but he helps me 10 times more.
Praising his squad, Woolford added: "We've got a great group, the more I am around the guys I am learning more about them.
In the end I can say that I haven't changed as a person, as the people who I am around like me the way I am, but I have become more organised in life, which is always a good thing."
"I am around 70 per cent fit and by the time we play again I will be ready to do my best."
"Now I need to make sure I transfer that into my racing and the way I am around the stadium on a racenight because 2018 is going to be a big year for me."
But I know I should stop myself from being ''absent present'' when I am around my children.