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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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5 : in close so as to surround <People gathered around to see.
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If you like the word around, use circle around or revolve around.
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