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Engelsk biord: around

1. around in the area or vicinity

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA few spectators standing about.
Hanging around.
Waited around for the next flight.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)about

2. around by a circular or circuitous route

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe came all the way around the base.
The road goes around the pond.

3. around used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWandering about with no place to go.
People were rushing about.
News gets around (or about).
Traveled around in Asia.
He needs advice from someone who's been around.
She sleeps around.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)about

4. around in a circle or circular motion

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe wheels are spinning around.

5. around (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningLasted approximately an hour.
In just about a minute.
He's about 30 years old.
I've had about all I can stand.
We meet about once a month.
Some forty people came.
Weighs around a hundred pounds.
Roughly $3,000.
Holds 3 gallons, more or less.
20 or so people were at the party.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)about, approximately, close to, just about, more or less, or so, roughly, some

6. around in or to a reversed position or direction

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAbout face.
Suddenly she turned around.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)about

7. around to a particular destination either specified or understood

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe came around to see me.
I invited them around for supper.

8. around all around or on all sides

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDirty clothes lying around (or about).
Let's look about for help.
There were trees growing all around.
She looked around her.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)about

9. around in circumference

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe trunk is ten feet around.
The pond is two miles around.

10. around from beginning to end; throughout

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt rains all year round on Skye.
Frigid weather the year around.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)round

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