around

around
1. adverb
1) (on every side)

[all] around — überall

he waved his arms around — er ruderte mit den Armen

2) (round) herum

come around to somebody's house — bei jemandem vorbeikommen

show somebody around — jemanden herumführen

pass the hat around — den Hut herumgehen lassen

get around to doing something — [endlich] einmal daran denken, etwas zu tun

[have a] look around — sich [ein bisschen] umsehen

3) (coll.): (near) in der Nähe

we'll always be around when you need us — wir werden immer da sein, wenn du uns brauchst

4) (coll.): (in existence) vorhanden

there's not much leather around these days — zur Zeit gibt es nur wenig Leder

5) (in various places)

ask/look around — herumfragen/-schauen

he's been around — (fig.) er ist viel herumgekommen

2. preposition
1) um [... herum]

they had their arms around each other — sie hielten sich umschlungen

darkness closed in around us — die Dunkelheit umfing uns (geh.) od. schloss uns ein

around the back of the house — (position) hinter dem Haus; (direction) hinter das Haus

we went around the town — wir gingen durch die Stadt

around 3 o'clock — gegen 3 Uhr

I saw him somewhere around the station — ich habe ihn irgendwo am Bahnhof gesehen

4) (approximately equal to) ungefähr
* * *
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.) um...herum
2) (here and there (in a house, room etc): Clothes had been left lying around (the house); I wandered around.) herum
2. preposition
(near to (a time, place etc): around three o'clock.) um...herum
3. adverb
1) (in the opposite direction: Turn around!) herum
2) (near-by: If you need me, I'll be somewhere around.) in der Nähe
* * *
around
[əˈraʊnd]
I. adv inv
1. (reversed) herum
the right/wrong way \around richtig/falsch herum
to turn \around sich akk umdrehen
2. (circling) in Kreisen
that tune has been going \around and \around in my head diese Melodie geht mir nicht aus dem Kopf
3. (along edge)
the tree measures ten metres \around der Baum hat einen Umfang von zehn Metern
4. (on all sides) rund[her]um, ringsherum
all \around überall
to come from miles \around von weit her [zusammen]kommen
5. (in all directions) herum, umher geh
to wave one's arms \around mit den Armen [herum]fuchteln fam
6. (to all places)
to get \around herumkommen fam
word got \around that ... es ging das Gerücht, dass ...
to [have a] look \around sich akk umsehen
to show sb \around jdn herumführen
7. (to sb's place)
to come \around vorbeikommen
to walk \around herumgehen, umhergehen
9. (ready)
to get \around to sth endlich zu etw dat kommen
to get \around to doing sth endlich dazu kommen, etw zu tun
10. (present) 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 gibt es schon länger
11. STOCKEX (over spot) mit Report fachspr; (under spot) mit Deport fachspr
5 points \around 5 % Report/Deport fachspr
12.
to have been \around (fam) in der Welt herumgekommen sein
see you \around (fam) bis demnächst mal fam
II. prep
1. (surrounding) um +akk
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
3. (bending) um +akk
\around the back of sth hinter etw akk/dat
4. (along edge)
\around sth um etw akk herum
5. (at all places) um +akk
they've travelled all \around the country sie haben das ganze Land bereist
she looked \around the house sie sah sich im Haus um
we have branches \around the world wir haben Filialen in der ganzen Welt
from all \around the world aus aller Welt
6. (idly)
to lie/sit/stand \around herumliegen/-sitzen/-stehen
7. (before number) ungefähr; (before clock time) um ungefähr, gegen +akk
8. (based on)
to centre/revolve \around sth sich akk um etw akk konzentrieren/drehen
9. (avoiding)
there seems to be no way \around this problem es führt wohl kein Weg um dieses Problem herum
to get \around sth um etw akk herumkommen fam
* * *
[ə'raʊnd]
1. adv
herum, rum (inf)

a house with gardens all around — ein von Gärten umgebenes Haus, ein Haus mit Gärten ringsherum

I looked all around — ich sah mich nach allen Seiten um

books lying all around — überall herumliegende Bücher

they came from all around — sie kamen aus allen Richtungen or von überall her

slowly, he turned around — er drehte sich langsam um

for miles around — meilenweit im Umkreis

to stroll/travel around — herumschlendern/-reisen

is he around? — ist er da?

if you want me I'll be around — ich bin da, falls du mich brauchst

he must be around somewhere — er muss hier irgendwo sein or stecken

I didn't know you were around — ich wusste nicht, dass du hier bist

he's been around! — der kennt sich aus!

it's been around for ages —

he's been around for ages (inf) — der ist schon ewig hier (inf)

see you around! (inf)

where have you been? – (just) around — wo warst du? – weg!

2. prep
1) (= right round) (movement, position) um; (in a circle) um, ... herum
2)

(= in, through) to wander around the city — durch die Stadt spazieren

to travel around Scotland —

to talk around a subject — um ein Thema herumreden

to be or stay around the house — zu Hause bleiben

I left it around your office somewhere —

the paper must be around here somewhere — die Zeitung muss hier irgendwo (he)rumliegen

the church must be around here somewhere — die Kirche muss hier irgendwo sein

3) (= approximately) (with date) um; (with time of day) gegen; (with weight, price) etwa, um die (inf)also academic.ru/63126/round">round
See:
→ also round
* * *
around [əˈraʊnd]
A adv
1. all Bes Redew
2. umher…, (in der Gegend) herum…:
travel around;
I’ve been around umg
a) ich bin viel herumgekommen
b) ich habe schon viel erlebt;
I’ve been around a lot longer than he has umg ich hab schon einige Jahre mehr auf dem Buckel als er; look around, etc
3. umg
a) in der Nähe
b) da, zur Hand:
have you seen my car keys around? hast du irgendwo meine Autoschlüssel gesehen?;
stick around bleib da oder in der Nähe!;
still around? du bist ja noch da!
4. umg
a) vorhanden
b) erhältlich:
it has been around for many years das gibt es schon seit vielen Jahren
B präp
1. um, um … herum, rund um: clock1 A 1
2. in (dat) … herum…:
travel around the country
3. umg ungefähr, etwa, um … herum:
around two thousand tons
4. umg (nahe) bei, in (dat) … herum:
stay around the house sich im oder beim Haus aufhalten
* * *
1. adverb
1) (on every side)

[all] around — überall

he waved his arms around — er ruderte mit den Armen

2) (round) herum

come around to somebody's house — bei jemandem vorbeikommen

show somebody around — jemanden herumführen

pass the hat around — den Hut herumgehen lassen

get around to doing something — [endlich] einmal daran denken, etwas zu tun

[have a] look around — sich [ein bisschen] umsehen

3) (coll.): (near) in der Nähe

we'll always be around when you need us — wir werden immer da sein, wenn du uns brauchst

4) (coll.): (in existence) vorhanden

there's not much leather around these days — zur Zeit gibt es nur wenig Leder

5) (in various places)

ask/look around — herumfragen/-schauen

he's been around — (fig.) er ist viel herumgekommen

2. preposition
1) um [... herum]

they had their arms around each other — sie hielten sich umschlungen

darkness closed in around us — die Dunkelheit umfing uns (geh.) od. schloss uns ein

around the back of the house — (position) hinter dem Haus; (direction) hinter das Haus

2) (here and there in)

we went around the town — wir gingen durch die Stadt

3) (approximately at)

around 3 o'clock — gegen 3 Uhr

I saw him somewhere around the station — ich habe ihn irgendwo am Bahnhof gesehen

4) (approximately equal to) ungefähr
* * *
adv.
herum adv.
ringsherum adv.
rund um adv.
um ... herum adv.
ungefähr adv.

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