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.) à volta
2) (here and there (in a house, room etc): Clothes had been left lying around (the house); I wandered around.) por ái
2. preposition
(near to (a time, place etc): around three o'clock.) cerca de
3. adverb
1) (in the opposite direction: Turn around!) ao contrário
2) (near-by: If you need me, I'll be somewhere around.) por perto
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[ər'aund] adv 1 ao redor, em volta, em torno, em cerco. 2 em círculo, em circunferência, circularmente. 3 de todos os lados, por toda parte, em todas as direções. we could hear laughter all around / pudemos ouvir risadas por toda parte. 4 aqui e ali, para lá e para cá. 5 Amer coll perto, por aí, nas proximidades. I’ll be around / vou estar por aí. 6 em direção oposta, para trás. • prep 1 em redor de, em torno de. he put his arm around her shoulders / ele pôs o braço ao redor de seus ombros. 2 em volta de, junto de, em cerco de. 3 por todos os lados de. 4 aqui e ali, por toda parte. the books were scattered untidily around the room / os livros estavam espalhados desordenadamente pela sala. 5 Amer coll algures, perto de. 6 Amer coll bem próximo de (em importância ou quantidade), cerca de. 7 além de, depois de, no lado mais distante de. all around the world por todo o mundo. around Christmas por volta do Natal. around the corner ali na esquina, ali pertinho. the other way around ao contrário, vice-versa. to be around estar presente ou disponível.

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