♦ around

♦ around /əˈraʊnd/
A avv.
1 attorno; intorno; in giro: to glance around, dare un'occhiata intorno; for miles around, per miglia intorno; nel raggio di miglia; There were trees all around, tutt'intorno c'erano alberi
2 verso la direzione opposta: to turn around, girarsi
3 in tondo; in cerchio; to go around and around, girare in tondo; to gather around, disporsi in cerchio; formare un cerchio
4 di circonferenza: The trunk is 5 metres around, il tronco misura cinque metri di circonferenza
5 (fam.) in giro; nei paraggi; qui; in circolazione: I haven't seen her around, non l'ho vista in giro; somewhere around here, qui vicino; da queste parti; There's a lot of flu around, c'è in giro (o circola) molta influenza; Let's do it when the boss isn't around, facciamolo quando non c'è in giro il capo; They'll be around tomorrow, arrivano domani; He's one of the best cooks around, è uno dei migliori cuochi in circolazione; It's been around for years, esiste da anni; Stay around, sta' nei paraggi; non allontanarti
6 (in diversi verbi frasali) V. sotto il verbo
B prep.
1 attorno a; intorno a: to sit around the fire, sedere intorno al fuoco; the hills around the village, le colline intorno al paese; a trip around the world, un viaggio intorno al mondo
2 dietro: around the corner, dietro l'angolo; svoltato l'angolo
3 (in giro) per; intorno a: books scattered around the room, libri sparsi per la stanza; a walk around the town, una passeggiata per la città
4 nei pressi di; vicino: somewhere around Bristol, nei pressi di (o vicino a) Bristol
5 intorno a; circa; verso (+ ora): around 1340, intorno al 1340; nel 1340 circa; around five kilos, intorno ai (o circa) cinque chili; at around 10, verso le dieci; alle dieci circa
6 (in diversi verbi frasali) V. sotto il verbo
around-the-clock, ventiquattr'ore su ventiquattro; di continuo □ (naut.) Around Alone, Around Alone; regata in solitario intorno al mondo □ to have sb. around, invitare q. a casa propria □ (fam.) to have been around, conoscere il mondo; essere navigato; aver fatto le proprie esperienze □ to know one's way around, conoscere la strada; saper girare (in un luogo) □ the other way around, all'inverso; alla rovescia; all'incontrario.
NOTA D'USO: -around, round, o about?-

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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