around

around
[əʼraʊnd] adv
inv
1) (round) herum;
the right/wrong way \around richtig/falsch herum;
to come \around vorbeikommen;
to get \around to doing sth endlich dazu kommen, etw zu tun;
to show sb \around jdn herumführen;
to turn \around sich akk umdrehen
2) (round about) rundum, ringsherum;
that tune has been going \around and \around in my head diese Melodie geht mir nicht aus dem Kopf;
to come from miles \around von weither [zusammen]kommen (geh)
to [have a] look \around sich akk umsehen
3) (in circumference) im Durchmesser
4) (in different directions) umher;
to wave one's arms \around mit den Armen [herum]fuchteln;
to get \around herumkommen;
to walk \around umhergehen
5) (nearby) in der Nähe;
will you be \around next week? bist du nächste Woche da?;
there's a lot of flu \around at the moment die Grippe grassiert im Augenblick;
mobile phones have been \around for quite a while Handys sind bereits seit längerem auf dem Markt
6) (approximately) ungefähr
PHRASES:
to have been \around (fam) in der Welt herumgekommen sein;
see you \around (fam) bis demnächst mal (fam) prep
1) (surrounding) um +akk;
he put his arms \around her and gave her a big hug er legte seine Arme um sie und drückte sie fest;
all \around sth um etw akk herum;
there are trees all \around the house um das ganze Haus herum stehen Bäume
2) (circling) um +akk;
the moon goes \around the earth der Mond kreist um die Erde;
they walked \around the lake sie liefen um den See
3) (curving to other side of) um +akk;
drive \around the corner fahr' um die Ecke;
to be just \around the corner gleich um die Ecke sein
4) (at points at) um +akk ... herum;
they sat \around the dinner table sie saßen um den Tisch herum
5) (here and there within) um +akk;
she looked \around the house sie sah sich im Haus um;
from all \around the world aus aller Welt
6) (do nothing)
to lie/sit/stand \around herumliegen/-sitzen/-stehen
7) (about) um ungefähr;
I heard a strange noise \around 12:15 um ungefähr 12.15 Uhr hörte ich ein seltsames Geräusch; see also round
8) (based on)
to centre/revolve \around sth sich akk um etw akk konzentrieren/drehen
9) (to solve)
to get \around sth um etw akk herumkommen;
there seems to be no way \around this problem es führt wohl kein Weg um dieses Problem herum

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