around (someone or something)

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around (someone or something)

1. Encircling someone or something. You guys don't all need to stand around me—back up!
2. Close to a particular person, place, or thing. I haven't lived around here for very long, so I don't know where any of the good restaurants are.
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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.
References in classic literature ?
We went around one evening and bade good-by to our friends, and afterward had a little farewell banquet at the hotel.
For some years Wilson had been privately at work on a whimsical almanac, for his amusement--a calendar, with a little dab of ostensible philosophy, usually in ironical form, appended to each date; and the judge thought that these quips and fancies of Wilson's were neatly turned and cute; so he carried a handful of them around one day, and read them to some of the chief citizens.
As we find cycle within cycle without end, -- yet all revolving around one far-distant centre which is the God-head, may we not analogically suppose in the same manner, life within life, the less within the greater, and all within the Spirit Divine?
Edwards caught the painter of his skiff, and, making a noose, cast it from him with all his force, and luckily succeeded in drawing its knot close around one of the antlers of the buck.
Under Sheldon's directions the house-boys handcuffed the prisoner, by hands and feet, around one of the pile supports of the house.
One does not know what is passing around one, when one is unconscious.
Billy stopped the wagon, got out, and paced around one.
If we could throw our arms around one another we might find sad comfort in the sharing of our sorrows even in the house of Hades; does Proserpine want to lay a still further load of grief upon me by mocking me with a phantom only?'
Presently it became apparent that some altercation had arisen among the Negroes, for a score or more of them were gathered around one who appeared to be their chief, and all were talking and gesticulating heatedly.
It is not--happily for you, perhaps, and I may wish that I could say the same--it is not your character to hover around one flower.
As he entered the chamber of his friend, Dantes cast around one eager and searching glance in quest of the expected marvels, but nothing more than common met his view.
Draw closer to me, let us once more throw our arms around one another, and find sad comfort in the sharing of our sorrows."
"Around one in 10 of Scotland's dentists are from the EU and some are eyeing a post-Brexit departure" Threats abound to that.
Researchers quizzed 45 low income families in London and the South East, and found around one in four children went hungry at times, despite half the parents skipping meals or using foodbanks.