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! Police moved into positions around the building to prevent the suspects from escaping.
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. I've been around Asher long enough to know when he's saying something just to be provocative.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


/round the clock
Throughout the entire 24 hours of the day; continuously.
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