around

around
1. preposition, adverb
1) (on all sides of or in a circle about (a person, thing etc): Flowers grew around the tree; They danced around the fire; There were flowers all around.) alrededor de
2) (here and there (in a house, room etc): Clothes had been left lying around (the house); I wandered around.) por ahí

2. preposition
(near to (a time, place etc): around three o'clock.) alrededor de, sobre, cerca de

3. adverb
1) (in the opposite direction: Turn around!) media vuelta
2) (near-by: If you need me, I'll be somewhere around.) cerca
around1 adv alrededor
there isn't a house for miles around no hay una casa en varias millas a la redonda
do you know your way around the town? ¿conoces la ciudad?
around2 prep
1. alrededor de
they sat around the table estaban sentados alrededor de la mesa
2. por
is there a bank around here? ¿hay un banco por aquí?
I'd like to travel around the world me gustaría dar la vuelta al mundo
3. más o menos / sobre / cerca de
there were around 150 people at the wedding había unas 150 personas en la boda
we'll be back around midnight volveremos sobre la medianoche
around
tr[ə'raʊnd]
adverb
1 (near, in the area) alrededor
is there anybody around? ¿hay alguien cerca?
don't leave your money around, put it away no dejes tu dinero por ahí, guárdalo
have a look around echa un vistazo
2 (from place to place)
they cycle around together van juntos en bicicleta
he's been around, he knows what's what ha visto mundo, sabe de qué va la cosa
3 (available, in existence)
£1 coins have been around for some time hace tiempo que circulan las monedas de una libra
there isn't much fresh fruit around hay poca fruta fresca
4 (to face the opposite way)
turn around please dése la vuelta por favor
5 (approximately) alrededor de
it costs around £5,000 cuesta unas cinco mil libras
preposition
1 (near)
there aren't many shops around here hay pocas tiendas por aquí
2 (all over)
there were clothes around the room había ropa por toda la habitación
3 (in a circle or curve) alrededor de
they travelled around the world dieron la vuelta al mundo
he put his arms around her la rodeó con los brazos
4 (at) sobre, cerca de
they came around seven vinieron sobre las siete
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
around the corner a la vuelta de la esquina
around [ə'raʊnd] adv
1) : de circunferencia
a tree three feet around: un árbol de tres pies de circunferencia
2) : alrededor, a la redonda
for miles around: por millas a la redonda
all around: por todos lados, todo alrededor
3) : por ahí
they're somewhere around: deben estar por ahí
4) approximately: más o menos, aproximadamente
around 5 o'clock: a eso de las 5
5)
to turn around : darse la vuelta, voltearse
around prep
1) surrounding: alrededor de, en torno a
2) through: por, en
he traveled around Mexico: viajó por México
around the house: en casa
3) : a la vuelta de
around the corner: a la vuelta de la esquina
4) near: alrededor de, cerca de
around
adv.
alrededor adv.
alrededor de adv.
prep.
alrededor de prep.
cerca de prep.
en torno a prep.

I ə'raʊnd
adverb
1)
a) (in a circle)

around and around they drove — estuvieron dando vueltas y vueltas con el coche

b) (so as to face in different direction)

she glanced around — echó un vistazo a su alrededor; see also look, turn around

c) (on all sides)

there's nothing for miles around — no hay nada en millas a la redonda

everyone crowded around — todo el mundo se apiñó alrededor

d) (in circumference) de circunferencia

it is 12m around — tiene 12m de circunferencia

2)
a) (in the vicinity)

is John around? — ¿anda or está John por ahí?

there's no one around — aquí no hay nadie

(I'll) see you around! — (colloq) nos vemos!

b) (in existence) (colloq)

computers weren't around in those days — en aquellos tiempos no había computadoras

the idea had been around for quite a while — la idea no era nueva

it's the best one around — es lo mejor que hay (en plaza)

3) (from one place, person to another)

the dog followed us around — el perro nos seguía a todas partes

she showed us around — nos mostró or enseñó la casa (or la fábrica etc)

he knows his way around — conoce la ciudad (or la zona etc)

there's a rumor going around — corre un rumor

I phoned around — hice unas cuantas llamadas, llamé a varios sitios

he's been around — (colloq) tiene mucho mundo

he prefers to travel around on his own — prefiere viajar solo

4) (at, to different place)

I'll be around at Angela's — estaré en casa de Angela

we had some friends around for a meal — invitamos a unos amigos a comer

5) (approximately) más o menos, aproximadamente

he must be around 35 — debe (de) tener unos 35, debe (de) andar por los 35

at around five thirty — alrededor de or a eso de or sobre las cinco y media

around two million people — unos dos millones de personas

around 1660 — alrededor de 1660

around the turn of the century — hacia finales de siglo


II
preposition
1) (encircling) alrededor de

he put his arm around her — la rodeó con el brazo

they sailed around the world — dieron la vuelta al mundo en un velero

the myths that have grown up around these events — los mitos que han surgido en torno a estos acontecimientos

2)
a) (in the vicinity of) alrededor de

do you live around here? — ¿vives por or cerca de aquí?

b) (within, through)

I had things to do around the house — tenía cosas que hacer en casa

they traveled around Europe — viajaron por Europa

she took them around the house — les mostró or enseñó la casa

[ǝ'raʊnd] When around is an element in a phrasal verb, eg look around, move around, potter around, look up the verb.
1.
ADV alrededor, en los alrededores

is he around? — ¿está por aquí?

there's a lot of flu around — hay mucha gripe por ahí

all around — por todos lados

she's been around *(=travelled) ha viajado mucho, ha visto mucho mundo; pej (=experienced) se las sabe todas

around here — por aquí

is there a chemist's around here? — ¿hay alguna farmacia por aquí?

we're looking around for a house — estamos buscando casa

for miles around — en muchas millas a la redonda

he must be somewhere around — debe de estar por aquí

2. PREP
1) alrededor de

she wore a scarf around her neck — llevaba una bufanda alrededor del cuello

she ignored the people around her — ignoró a la gente que estaba a su alrededor

to wander around the town — pasearse por la ciudad

there were books all around the house — había libros en todas partes de la casa or por toda la casa

to go around the world — dar la vuelta al mundo

round, corner
2) (=approximately) aproximadamente, alrededor de

it costs around £100 — cuesta alrededor de or aproximadamente 100 libras

around 50 — 50 más o menos

he must be around 50 — debe de tener unos 50 años

around 1950 — alrededor de 1950, hacia 1950

around two o'clock — a eso de las dos

* * *

I [ə'raʊnd]
adverb
1)
a) (in a circle)

around and around they drove — estuvieron dando vueltas y vueltas con el coche

b) (so as to face in different direction)

she glanced around — echó un vistazo a su alrededor; see also look, turn around

c) (on all sides)

there's nothing for miles around — no hay nada en millas a la redonda

everyone crowded around — todo el mundo se apiñó alrededor

d) (in circumference) de circunferencia

it is 12m around — tiene 12m de circunferencia

2)
a) (in the vicinity)

is John around? — ¿anda or está John por ahí?

there's no one around — aquí no hay nadie

(I'll) see you around! — (colloq) nos vemos!

b) (in existence) (colloq)

computers weren't around in those days — en aquellos tiempos no había computadoras

the idea had been around for quite a while — la idea no era nueva

it's the best one around — es lo mejor que hay (en plaza)

3) (from one place, person to another)

the dog followed us around — el perro nos seguía a todas partes

she showed us around — nos mostró or enseñó la casa (or la fábrica etc)

he knows his way around — conoce la ciudad (or la zona etc)

there's a rumor going around — corre un rumor

I phoned around — hice unas cuantas llamadas, llamé a varios sitios

he's been around — (colloq) tiene mucho mundo

he prefers to travel around on his own — prefiere viajar solo

4) (at, to different place)

I'll be around at Angela's — estaré en casa de Angela

we had some friends around for a meal — invitamos a unos amigos a comer

5) (approximately) más o menos, aproximadamente

he must be around 35 — debe (de) tener unos 35, debe (de) andar por los 35

at around five thirty — alrededor de or a eso de or sobre las cinco y media

around two million people — unos dos millones de personas

around 1660 — alrededor de 1660

around the turn of the century — hacia finales de siglo


II
preposition
1) (encircling) alrededor de

he put his arm around her — la rodeó con el brazo

they sailed around the world — dieron la vuelta al mundo en un velero

the myths that have grown up around these events — los mitos que han surgido en torno a estos acontecimientos

2)
a) (in the vicinity of) alrededor de

do you live around here? — ¿vives por or cerca de aquí?

b) (within, through)

I had things to do around the house — tenía cosas que hacer en casa

they traveled around Europe — viajaron por Europa

she took them around the house — les mostró or enseñó la casa


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