see someone or something around something
to notice someone or something in the vicinity of something or near something. I saw the boys around the swings on the playground. Did you see my cat around the neighborhood anywhere?
see around something
1. Lit. to see what is on the other side of or partially concealed by something. I could not see around the truck in front of me. Do you think I can see around corners?
2. Fig. to perceive someone's deception. I see around your trickery! We all see around your stated purpose!